This position is located in the Joint Forces
HeadquartersState, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility.
The purpose of this position is to troubleshoot, repair, maintain, inspect,
and/or overhaul a variety of complex combat, tactical, commercial, and special
purpose vehicles and equipment having complicated mechanical and non-mechanical
systems with a variety of interconnected systems. Provides technical guidance and specialized
team leadership to lower grade employees.
(1) 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.
(2) 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 necessary.
(3) 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 engine, 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.
(4) 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.
(5) 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
electrical repairs on complex state of the art electrical and electronic
systems requiring extensive training on specialized diagnostic equipment to
(7) 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.