Diesel Mechanic School South Plainfield, NJ New Jersey is a Top 5 state for diesel pay rates*

Our South Plainfield diesel mechanic school in North-Central New Jersey is the place to earn your diesel engine skills. Whether the concept of working with diesel equipment is completely new to you or something you have had in your sights for a long time, Lincoln Tech can give you the tools you need to get to work. From the classroom to the fully equipped real-world training bays, the tools and support you need to succeed will be available to you every step of the way.

Need a better reason? How about two: jobs, and salaries. In terms of projected numbers of new hires, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are three of the country’s Top 10 states. Nearly 38,000 diesel technicians are projected to be hired in the region over the next 10 years. New Jersey and New York also rank 5th and 6th, respectively, for median diesel tech pay rates – both are 20% higher than the national average*.

At Lincoln Tech’s South Plainfield campus, students have also taken part in exciting extracurricular projects – like rebuilding a pickup to race at the legendary Englishtown track, and transforming an out-of-service ambulance into an off-roading “Mud Bogger.”

Build hands-on experience working with the technology that keeps essential rigs and machines running smoothly. Core classes in diesel technology will lay the foundation for you to pursue a new career in truck technology, transport refrigeration, and heavy equipment maintenance.

Skills Acquired at our South Plainfield, NJ Diesel Mechanic School

  • Learn basic welding procedures essential to working on big rigs and other diesel-powered equipment.
  • Service fuel systems such as the Common Rail System, Detroit Diesel Electronic Controls (DDEC), Cummins Systems, and International HEUI systems.
  • Learn to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair medium and heavy duty diesel engines.
  • Use industry standard tools and equipment for maintenance.
  • Build experience working with hydraulic and air brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair truck clutch systems.
  • Learn to adjust the components of a heavy duty truck steering system including the toe-in, camber, and caster.

Diesel Mechanic School Training Can Prepare You for a Career Working With:

  • Dealerships and independent repair facilities
  • Transport refrigeration systems
  • Truck fleets
  • Buses and other transportation vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Power generation equipment
  • Marine equipment

Start training for bigger, better career possibilities with earning potential to match. Program options include a Transport Refrigeration component you won’t find anywhere else, Diesel and Truck Technology, and Diesel and Truck Mechanics. It’s time to get your hands on technology with serious power – the power of diesel fuel and diesel technology.



ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, tests and certifies professionals for excellence in automotive repair and service. At Lincoln Tech's South Plainfield diesel mechanic school, students will learn from ASE-certified instructors who love to teach and who bring valuable real-world experience to the classrooms and training facilities.

* Career growth projections can be found at careeronestop.org 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.

The following career training program is currently offered at Lincoln Tech's South Plainfield, NJ diesel mechanic school:

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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