Diesel mechanics repair and build large engines and other machines.
You usually need a high school diploma.
To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair.
Heavy-duty equipment mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories.
With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.