Diesel Mechanics


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Diesel Mechanics

Diesel Mechanics - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 25% of heavy equipment mechanics work for heavy equipment dealers.

Major employers:

  • Heavy equipment dealers
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Highway, street, and bridge construction companies

Outlook

Demand will show little to no change for heavy equipment mechanics. New equipment usually requires less repair or maintenance than older equipment. As the construction industry grows, opportunities will be best for those with formal training in diesel or heavy equipment mechanics.

Demand for heavy equipment mechanics follows the economic cycle. As the economy expands, construction increases and more mechanics are needed. As the economy slows down, construction decreases and heavy equipment may sit idle.

Heavy Equipment Mechanics (CIS 100095)

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Illinois
3,191
Medium
&
0.4%
2.4%
>>>>
319
Moderate
  Champaign Area
44
Small
&
2.3%
-0.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
69
Medium
&
1.4%
1.2%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
1,116
Medium
&
-2.5%
0.6%
>>>>
106
Moderate
  Decatur Area
31
Small
&
9.7%
5.5%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
193
Medium
&
5.7%
2.5%
>>>>
21
Moderate
  Du Page County
453
Medium
&
2.2%
3.3%
>>>>
46
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
67
Medium
&
4.5%
5.5%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
25
Small
&
4.0%
-2.1%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
44
Medium
&
4.5%
5.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Lake County
198
Medium
&
-0.5%
1.9%
>>>>
20
Moderate
  McHenry County
68
Medium
&
4.4%
2.9%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
43
Small
&
11.6%
1.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
84
Medium
&
6.0%
2.6%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
156
Medium
&
6.4%
-1.9%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
41
Medium
&
4.9%
-1.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
64
Medium
&
3.1%
-1.8%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rockford Area
100
Medium
&
-1.0%
0.9%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
32
Medium
&
0.0%
-2.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
56
Small
&
-5.4%
0.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
67
Medium
&
6.0%
-1.7%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Vermilion County
12
Small
&
8.3%
-3.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
170
Medium
&
6.5%
4.1%
>>>>
19
Moderate
United States
152,900
Large
&
0.7%
3.7%
>>>>
13,700
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.