Originally Posted by maxamillion2345
Lots and lots and lots of semis that need mechanics. From what I hear, in different states, from different folks, CAT will pay you will and you'll do well if you're worth a shit but if you're worth a shit they'll work you hard and long. Good opportunities though if you don't mind the hours.
Mining, Oil, Trains, Semis, construction equipment, and uhh I'm sure there is more, all need diesel techs.
Also, lots of autos that need mechanics but seems to me the majority end up at dealers and I wouldn't want to be a dealer tech. However, there are independent and fleet shops out there, as well as government shops.
Cue LandPhil! I'm about done with classes and I've worked in mining but LandPhil I believe works on trucks for a living. He'd know more than me.
i used to know a couple of mechanics from a CAT rental place in SD, never heard them complain and they were professional, i would love to work with and for guys like that.
i wouldn't want to work for a auto dealer either, but my cousin i VA has a small auto shop that i got to watch him work in and it poked like fun.
My uncle in va has a body shop that i worked in for a week and i wouldn't mind doing it as long as i got to work on engines every so often.
what type of classes are you taking?