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Diesel Engine Inspector Salary

$39,867 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Engine Inspector is $39,867 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Engine Inspector is between $30,012 and $48,061. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Diesel Engine Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects internal combustion engines after test for conformance to blueprints and specifications, using measuring instruments and handtools: reviews performance test report and compares log data, such as temperature, lubrication compression, horsepower, fuel consumption, and manifold pressure with specifications.
  • Signs inspection tag to release engines from test floor or analyzes data to locate assemblies and parts not functioning according to specifications.
  • Measures dimensions of disassembled parts and assemblies, such as pistons, cylinder liners, valves, bearings, shafts, governors, injectors, or carburetors, and clearances between moving and stationary parts, using scale, micrometers, special tools, and gauging setups.
  • Compares measurements with specifications to locate faulty parts.
  • Records findings and notifies supervisor of results of inspection.
  • May inspect incoming materials for conformance with specifications.
  • May disassemble engines during inspection process.
  • May supervise crating and shipping of engines to consignees.
  • May be designated according to type of engine inspected as diesel-engine inspector; gasoline-engine inspector.
Diesel Engine Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Diesel Engine Inspector jobs: 1,274

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Diesel Engine Inspector Job Listings for United States

Rig Technician / Diesel Engine Mechanic
Jun 18
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Element Professionals LLC.
We are looking for a Rig Technician / Diesel Engine Mechanic to join our team! You will be ... Determines mud pump / Draw work condition by conducting inspections and basic diagnostic tests ...
Diesel Engine Mechanic/ Service Technician - Heavy-Duty Industrial
May 16
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Diesel Parts Direct
We are looking to fill an diesel engine service technician position for our growing Service ... General Position Responsibilities: • Perform quality maintenance, diagnostics, inspections and ...
Diesel Engine Technician
Mar 27
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Frontier Truck Parts
We are currently seeking ​a Diesel Engine Technician to become an integral part of our team! You ... Inspect and test used engines for necessary adjustments ​ Qualifications: * Previous experience ...
Cummins Engine Diesel Tech
May 29
Converse, TX, USA
Rush Enterprises
Cummins Engine Diesel Tech A Service Technician is responsible for providing service to our ... This can include: cleaning, maintenance, visual inspection, and removal of parts and attachments.
Diesel Technician / Engine Mechanic
Apr 1
Nolensville, TN, USA
Clarke Power Services
Inspect engine or transmission for conformance to standard. Diagnose cause of non-conformance. ... Diesel Technician / Engine Mechanic
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