Diesel mechanics learn about the latest emission standards

Diesel mechanicsDiesel mechanicsMore than 75 diesel mechanics from throughout the Willamette Valley attended a training in January led by Clint O'Neill of Pacific Power Products on how to comply with the latest diesel emission standards in the industry.

The training was held at Lane Community College and co-sponsored by the Lane Community College Diesel Technology Program and Oregon Trucking Association with the support of Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and MAC Trucks. The training was part of a quarterly series at Lane to provide timely and relevant information to the trucking and heavy machinery industry in the region. The trainings also present an excellent opportunity for local industry members to stay connected with Lane's Diesel Technology Program.

Diesel technology Instructor Al Clark says the trainings have become increasingly popular the past few years thanks to the support of local businesses.

The Diesel Technology program at Lane Community College offers an associate of applied science degree and a two-year certificate. The program is AED (Associated Equipment Distributors) certified and features a state-of-the-art laboratory designed to prepare graduates to work on highway trucks, construction equipment, forklifts, boats, recreation vehicles, trains and agriculture equipment. Diesel technicians serve and repair diesel engines, hydraulic systems, braking systems, electrical systems, drivetrains and air conditioning systems. Employers include heavy equipment dealers and fleets, on and off highway truck dealers and fleets, independent repair shops, public transportation, school districts and government agencies.

For more information:

Diesel Technology Career Pathway
Advanced Technology Division or (541) 463-5380
Patrick O'Connor, Division Dean, (541) 463-5710
Published by Marketing and Public Relations, January 2013.