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Power Equipment Mechanics

Power Equipment Mechanics

student working on vehicle
MASTER A VARIETY OF SKILLS as they operate, maintain and repair various vehicle and equipment systems from chainsaws to large combine tractors to diesel engines. Greene County is recognized around Ohio for its strong agricultural base. Qualified technicians who can maintain and repair agricultural and industrial equipment are in high demand. Additionally, the program has strong connections to the local agriculture community.  Caterpiller is a longtime partner with the Power Equipment Mechanics program and offer extensive job opportunities.  Their YouTube channel can be accessed here.
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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 Northern Ohio

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting your junior year
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Work on special customer projects starting your junior year
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

Contact The Instructor

Contact Mike Spahr, Power Equipment Mechanics instructor, at [email protected]
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