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Diesel Engine Inspector Salary
in Oakland, California

$47,484 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Engine Inspector is $47,484 a year and $23 an hour in Oakland, California, United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Engine Inspector is between $35,746 and $57,243. 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 Oakland, California.

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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 Oakland, California, 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 %



About Oakland, California

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Description: Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States. With a population of 432,897 as of 2019, it serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States of America....

Diesel Engine Inspector Job Listings for Oakland, California

Locomotive Diesel Mechanic position - Napa Valley Wine Train
May 24
Napa, CA, USA
Napa Valley Wine Train
Inspect, repair and maintain engine and mechanical components of diesel locomotives. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: SAFETY: Comply with company and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) safety rules ...
Diesel Technician + Sign On Bonus
Apr 12
Hayward, CA, USA
Amerit Fleet Solutions
... Diesel Engine Diagnosis, repairs, as well as for Forklift and Pallet Jack repairs. Comprehension of Fleet Maintenance operations, understanding of electrical, hydraulics, PM and DOT inspection ...
Diesel Tractor Mechanic Earn up to $31.86 hr
Apr 3
Oakland, CA, USA
R+L Carriers MS
Diesel engine experience required. Experience in maintaining trailers, overhead doors, lift gates ... Perform oil changes and grease trucks and inspect units Minimum Requirements : * Need experience in ...
Diesel Mechanic
Apr 2
San Leandro, CA, USA
Alco Iron & Metal
Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems. Install vehicle parts or ... Repair defective non-engine and engines components. Rewire electrical or electronic systems. SFO-04.
Diesel Mechanic
Apr 2
San Jose, CA, USA
Alco Iron & Metal
Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems. Install vehicle parts or ... Repair defective non-engine and engines components. Rewire electrical or electronic systems. SFO-04.
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