Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.Explore this career in the military
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Overall employment of heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the stock of heavy vehicles and mobile equipment continues to increase, more service technicians will be needed to maintain them. Growth rates will vary by specialty. Employment of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for farm equipment repairers will be driven primarily by the need for agricultural products to feed a growing population. These products are produced with the use of increasingly complex farm equipment. Employment of mobile heavy equipment mechanics is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Population and business growth will result in the construction of more houses, office buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures, creating a steady demand for mobile heavy equipment mechanics. Employment of rail car repairers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rail car repairers will continue to be needed to repair railcars used for freight shipping and transportation, as well as public transportation.Read More
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