Was looking at July's bulletin and wanted to let everyone know that there is an almost critical need for diesel technicians. Many of the large companies in construction, farm and over the road trucking are in need of mechanics. Most of the large companies also provide training for motivated individuals.
In my line of work, I have spent many hours on the phone trying to track down trained people to move to Central Oregon to work with my company. But the situation is the same all over the northwest, simply not enough people to fill these positions.
Most people have a misconception about modern mechanics or technicians. It's not all tools and grease. It's mostly electronics, sensors, ecu's and the most often used tool is a laptop. Many companies will take an individual and send them to school to receive training in exchange for a couple of years of commitment to that company or brand. Not a big deal, it just requires a person who is willing to actually put in the time and effort.
I hope this little bit of info helps, and if someone out there is already trained but on the fence about moving, well we could sure use the help. Have a good day and take care.