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Power Equipment Mechanics

Power Equipment Mechanics

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Master a variety of skills as you operate, maintain, and repair various vehicle and equipment systems from chainsaws, string trimers, and mowers to large tractors, combines, and semis, including gasoline and diesel engines. Greene County is recognized around Ohio for its strong agricultural base. Qualified technicians who can operate, maintain, and repair agricultural and industrial equipment are in high demand. Additionally, the program has strong connections to the local agricultural community.

Power Equipment Mechanics Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Gasoline & diesel engines
  • Hydraulic & electrical systems
  • Drive lines
  • Steering & suspension systems
  • Basic metal fabrication
  • Welding

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Medium & heavy truck technician
  • Outdoor power equipment technician
  • Construction equipment technician
  • Agricultural equipment technician
  • Set-up & delivery technician
  • Power sports technician
  • Parts specialist

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • General welder
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Repair center manager
  • Master technician
  • Performance team mechanic

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • OSHA Safety
  • Briggs & Stratton Master
  • Service Technician Certification
  • STIHL Bronze Certification
  • Kohler Engine Certification
  • MACS Section 609 Certification
  • Equipment & Engine Training
  • Council – 4-Stroke Gas Engines, Compact Diesel Engines & Electrical/Electronic Systems

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Edison Community College
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Owens Community College
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting your junior year
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Career Technical Student Organization: Future Farmers of America (FFA)

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Diesel engine specialist: $39,190 - $59,430
  • Automotive service tech: $29,880 - $57,830
  • Mobile heavy equipment mechanic: $46,340 - $62.520
  • Outdoor power equipment mechanic: $30,400 - $37,000

Contact Teacher

Contact Mike Spahr at [email protected]
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