Technical Standards

Standard Definition Examples of Standard
Motor Skills

Be able to work at heights up to 35’

Be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

Not have a debilitating fear of heights

Operating lifts and jacks, starting fasteners, use of common hand tools


Have sufficient visual capacity to access printed and electronic documents

Be able to clearly distinguish all primary colors

Must be able to perform vehicle visual safety inspection

Schematics, other service documents, as well as meters and testers

Commercial Driver License (CDL) License Standards

Waiver from NC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may be needed


Be capable of hearing equipment running

Be capable of hearing tones of various pitches

Troubleshooting problems

Fire alarms, carbon dioxide detectors


Be capable of accurately operating and reading lab equipment

Able to look up online technical information

Able to operate basic computerized word processing

Testing and/or Measuring equipment

Vehicle service information

Word, Excel and Power point


Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Demonstrate the ability to professionally interact with equipment operators and vehicle owners

Ability to use correct technical terminology

Ability to follow technical instruction found in on-line service information

Ability to explain vehicle concerns

Complete repair/parts orders using correct verbiage

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Be capable of testing, and troubleshooting equipment

Be able to read, understand and comprehend instructions

Installing components, or making repairs to equipment

From technical manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and warning labels

Interpersonal Skills

Ability to work well with other peers and in small groups

Able to accept constructive criticism

Being respectful and courteous to others

Accept advice from instructors, mentors, and employers

Environmental Tolerance

Ability to work shifts, schedules, and conditions that are unique to the industry

Ability to get hands and clothing dirty

Ability to tolerate the conditions of the working environment

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts

Ability to work in Hot and Cold environments

Be capable of repairing/operating construction, agricultural, and trucks as needed

Smells of rubber, gasoline, diesel fuel and other lubricants

Shop Safety

Pass required safety exams

Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment)

S/P2 safety exam

Be able to wear hard hats, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, and other safety related equipment as required by industry

Educational Requirements

Complete High School

Maintain 2.0 GPA

Diploma or GED

GPA of 2.0 is a requirement for graduation Diesel and Heavy Equipment