DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assigns work orders to specific crewmembers and selects workers for various
jobs on the basis of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Passes on to workers instructions received
from the supervisor, demonstrates proper work methods, and starts work. Insures that needed plans, blueprints,
material, and tools are available, and that needed stock is obtained from
supply locations. Works along with other
workers and sets pace performing non-supervisory repair work of the same kind
and level as that done by the group led.
Work performed by the incumbent involves troubleshooting, maintenance
and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical, and
b. Assures that there is enough work to keep
everyone in the work crew busy. Checks
work in progress and when finished for compliance with supervisors
instructions, work orders, and established shop procedures on work sequence,
procedures, methods and deadlines; and directs or advises other workers to
follow supervisors instructions and to meet deadlines. Answers workers questions regarding
procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives. Interprets work instructions and assists
lower graded repairers or trainees in the more difficult and complex
tasks. Provides information to the
supervisor on status and progress of work, causes of delays, and overall work
operations and problems. Assures that
safety and housekeeping rules are followed.
(2) Non-Supervisory Duties:
Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, and major repair on heavy-duty mobile
equipment, combat, tactical, and automotive vehicles. This may include self-propelled artillery,
tracked cargo and personnel carriers, road graders, mobile cranes, front
loaders, bulldozers, power shovels, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, all terrain
vehicles, semi trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment. Troubleshoots, repairs and/or overhauls, as a
regular and recurring duty, a variety of the mechanically complex major systems
to include internal combustion engines, turbine engines, automatic and
non-automatic transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, and hydraulic
utility systems and controls, cross drive or similar multi-system transmissions
and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems. Makes repairs and modifications to assemblies
and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake
cylinders, etc., for use or placement in systems for which they were not
specifically designed. Improvises work
when standard procedures do not apply.
Troubleshoots equipment with a variety of the mechanically complex major
systems and diagnoses difficult performance problems and the cause of mechanical
failures by means of visual and auditory checks, uses test equipment such as
engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges
and computer diagnostic tools. Utilizes
embedded diagnostics in equipment and a wide variety of specialized original
equipment manufacturer system analyzers in order to determine the exact nature
or extent of repair. Determines what
adjustments may be necessary to complete work orders, and whether any additional
repairs other than those specified or indicated on the work order are
Removes and disassembles engines and complex major assemblies, sub-assemblies,
components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or
modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and
procedures, and improvises repair techniques when standard procedures are not
available. Reassembles engines and other
systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment as
necessary. Makes adjustments and repairs
to electrical and suspension systems.
Repairs equipment with a variety of interconnected systems to include
state of the art electrical and electronic, fuel injection, interconnected gear
reduction, multiple engines, and similarly complex systems. Improvises,
substitutes, or alters components or parts to fit into systems for which the
items were not specially designed or finds other ways to correct defects when
existing methods and procedures do not give desired results.
Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions with little or no
supervision in remote locations.
Provides technical guidance and specialized team leadership to lower
grade employees within the team. Assists
lower grade mechanics in performing major repair work on interconnected complex
systems such as electrical, air and hydraulic systems, complex state of the art
electrical and electronic systems that use specialized diagnostic equipment to
identify problems, complex fuel injection systems and other similar complex
systems. May provide Field and limited
Sustainment maintenance at unit locations as part of a contact team.
Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment
supported by the activity. Performs operational
inspections and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including
brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc., and
performs other preventive maintenance operations as required. Inspects supported equipment prior to use
during Inactive Duty Training (IDT) and Annual Training (AT), to ensure that it
is functioning properly. May inspect
in-process repair work of lower graded repairer to ensure equipment is being
repaired in accordance with pertinent requirements. May serve as a commodity inspector during
Command Maintenance Management evaluations (COMET) or as a member of a
Maintenance Assistance Instruction Team (MAIT).
Instructs operator/crew in the maintenance of equipment and provides
technical advice and assistance to supported units when requested.
f. Performs electrical repairs on
complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems requiring extensive
training on specialized diagnostic equipment to identify problems.
g. Assists in the maintenance of
production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the
supervisor. Plans, organizes, and
performs technical analyses as required or assigned. Makes recommendations to the supervisor as to
adjustments necessary to effectively, efficiently and economically accomplish
the work and maximize production.
Performs other duties as assigned.