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Diesel Engine Inspector Salary
in Illinois, United States

$41,211 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Engine Inspector is $41,211 a year and $20 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Engine Inspector is between $31,024 and $49,681. 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Diesel Engine Inspector Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Truck Mechanic - Diesel Technician
May 21
East Saint Louis, IL, USA
Clarke Power Services
All Makes - Inspect engine or transmission for conformance to standard. Diesel engine (Cummins, Detroit Diesel, PACCAR) experience a plus! Diagnose cause of nonconformance. Identify corrective action ...
Diesel Mechanic-Day Shift
Jun 13
Bartlett, IL, USA
Get Fresh Produce
Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and ... Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion ...
Diesel Mechanic (11221)
May 8
Niles, IL, USA
First Student
Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts. * Identify ... A minimum of 3 years hands-on diesel/gas engine maintenance experience and/or vocational training.
Trailer Technician
May 13
Champaign, IL, USA
Diesel Services
We are currently seeking experienced Trailer / Diesel Technicians for all of our locations These ... Perform routine DOT mandated inspections * Perform services in timely manner * Accurately complete ...
Diesel Mechanic
May 22
Coal City, IL, USA
North America Central School Bus, LLC
Tunes up engine to maintain combustion control standards. Adjusts equipment to standards set by ... inspections and safety standards. 4) Disassembles, inspects, and replaces worn or broken parts.
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