South Plainfield, NJ

Lincoln Tech in South Plainfield, NJ New Jersey and New York are Top 10 states for pay rates
in the diesel and heavy equipment industries*

The South Plainfield, NJ campus of Lincoln Tech is built on a foundation of career training excellence that stretches back to 1930. That was the year Engine City Technical Institute was founded in Newark, NJ. It became a landmark school before relocating to South Plainfield in the 1970s; the campus became part of the Lincoln Tech family of schools in 2002. The campus has also expanded to include a welding technology program that opens even more doors for our graduates.

Located in the heart of a major transportation center – where several Interstate highways meet and keep American commerce moving throughout the Northeast – the campus is close to top employers in the diesel, heavy equipment, transport refrigeration, and welding industries. If you’re someone who enjoys the mechanics of taking things apart and putting them back together, or if you love the idea of being able to look at a structure and say, “I helped build that,” your future career path starts at Lincoln Tech in South Plainfield, NJ.

Programs and Partnerships

Lincoln Tech in South Plainfield, NJ is proud to partner with outstanding employers like Thermo King, Raymond Forklifts, Foley Caterpillar, Miller Truck Leasing, Fed Ex Freight, and New York Waterways. Four out of 5 graduates get hired for their fields upon graduation** as regional hiring managers are on the lookout for Lincoln Tech grads.

Diesel and Truck Technology – it’s more than just trucks! Diesel technology is also powering machines for the construction, transportation, and agriculture industries. Power generators, hydraulic systems, and utility companies also provide opportunities for new careers. An added Transport Refrigeration option can also help you get on the road to careers with industry giants like Thermo King.

Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology – 93% of our graduates in this program get hired in the field after completing their training**.

Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology – New Jersey and New York project a need for more than 18,000 welders by 2026*.

Campus Features

Train at Lincoln Tech’s South Plainfield, NJ campus where you’ll find:

  • Industry-current bays and training facilities for the diesel and heavy equipment industries.
  • Individual welding booths for you to practice your craft.
  • Almost 50,000 square feet of shop and classroom space.
  • Transport Refrigeration equipment from industry leader Thermo King.
  • Fun, exciting class projects rebuilding diesel-powered vehicles.

What’s Nearby:

The campus sits near the intersections of several major highways, including I-95, I-287, Route 1 and the Garden State Parkway. Our school is also just about 10 miles from the Outerbridge Crossing and 45 minutes from the Pennsylvania border – so if you’re looking to start a career in New York or the Keystone State, Lincoln Tech South Plainfield has options for you, too.

You can take your Lincoln Tech South Plainfield education and pursue a career in the trucking, power generation, marine, mass transit, and transport refrigeration industries – and that’s just the beginning! Almost every part of our day-to-day lives depend in some way on diesel mechanics, heavy equipment specialists, and welders. These fields will always have opportunities for growth. Call to schedule a campus tour, or stop by our Hadley Road campus today.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. A branch of Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis, IN.

* Career growth projections can be found at for the years 2016-2026. Ranks reflect comparisons among 48 continental U.S. states. Salary information is based on median salary information collected for the year 2017. Data is current as of September 30, 2018.

** As reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) in the South Plainfield campus’ 2018 G&E Report.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the South, Plainfield, NJ campus and enrolled in a program can be found at:

Campus Address

901 Hadley Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 756-7155

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