Job Overview


Texas Military Forces


Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad






This position is located in G4, MATES, Gatesville, TX.  The purpose of this position is to serve as a working leader of three or more Surface Maintenance Mechanics, WG-5801-10.  Performs mechanic duties involving maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.  Provides technical subordinate guidance and group leadership to employees on the team.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 (Army) before applying for this position.

Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

  • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
  • All current members of the Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranks Not to Exceed E-7.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
Remarks:  None. 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.






As a Surface Maintenance Mechanic Leader with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

      Leader Duties: 
    • 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 automotive vehicles.
    • Assures that there is enough work to keep the work crew busy.  Checks work in progress and when finished for compliance with supervisor’s instructions, work orders, and established shop procedures on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines; and directs or advises other workers to follow supervisor’s 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.


Non-Supervisory Duties: 

    • Troubleshoots, performs maintenance and major repairs 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, conveyors, bulldozers, power shovels, compressors, generators, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, sedans, buses, all terrain vehicles, trucks, semi trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment.  Incumbent troubleshoots repairs and may overhaul 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.  Makes repairs to assemblies and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake cylinders, etc.  Performs work in accordance with Modification Work Orders, Technical Manuals, Lubrication Orders, Maintenance Bulletins, Regulations or management policies.  Incumbent may repair a variety of more complex major systems to include engines, cross drive or similar multi-system transmissions and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems. 
    • Troubleshoots equipment and diagnoses the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or 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 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 necessary.
    • Removes and disassembles engines and 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.  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.  May install pistons, sleeves, rings, bearings, rods, crankshafts, timing gears, and rocker arms.  May be required to perform fuel injection equipment repair, overhaul, rebuild, and calibration duties utilizing a variety of complex test and calibration equipment.
    • Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions with little or no supervision in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems such as injectors, leaking wheel cylinders, corroded mufflers, fuel tanks, brake cylinders and worn brake shoes, voltage regulators, generators, injector pumps, and fuel pumps.  Provides technical guidance and specialized team leadership to lower grade employees within the team.  Assists lower grade mechanics in performing major repair work.  May provide Field and limited Sustainment maintenance at unit locations as part of a “contact team”.  Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown.  May assist higher graded mechanics in repairing a variety of interconnected systems such as electrical, air and hydraulic systems, complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems which use specialized diagnostic equipment to identify problems, complex fuel injection systems, and other similar complex systems.
    • 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. 
    • May maintain and repair electronics communication equipment by removing and replacing components and elements.  Equipment includes such items as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms.
    • 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.