Truck Mechanic Helper Jobs
Not every job in a trucking company requires a technician or mechanic's degree. Some positions only require that the worker be hard-working, diligent and capable of doing the job.
Mechanic's helpers also make sure that onboard fire extinguishers are properly charged up and ready for service, that spare tires are always filled and ready for changing and that any spare parts needed for the shop mechanics are on hand and ready for use. Smaller repair jobs that don't require technical skills or regulations, such as changing bulbs or wiper blades on the rigs, are perfect for the service personnel to handle. While this position doesn't require special skills or training, the position can easily lead to more skilled positions such as diesel mechanic or professional truck driver.
Municipalities also hire Mechanic Helpers to assist diesel technicians with the upkeep of municipal bus fleets and other public transit systems. The typical hourly rate for Mechanic Helpers is $12.50 to $17.50 depending on many variables such as the company or municipality worked for and the amount of vehicles that need to be taken care of.