Performs limited diagnosis, routine repairs and maintenance
on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles.
Assists higher graded mechanics in the repair and/or overhaul of 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 routine repairs that can be accomplished by
removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts and components.
Performs work in accordance with technical manuals, lubrication orders,
maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies. Performs limited
diagnoses to determine the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and
auditory checks and/or uses basic test equipment such as compression testers,
voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges. Determines when parts should be
cleaned, adjusted or replaced with standard parts to complete work orders.
Removes, replaces, adjusts, cleans and installs parts and components such as
wheel seals, switches, sensors, fuel pumps, water pumps, power steering pumps,
brakes, filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel
cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, battery cables, and other items of similar
complexity. Independently performs routine repairs and maintenance functions in
remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling,
or replacing defective parts of components and systems using standard parts.
Receives guidance and instruction from a higher graded mechanic or supervisor
to perform non-routine and more complex repairs on portions of major assemblies
and/or systems. May provide field maintenance at unit locations as part of a
contact team. Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit
location of breakdown. Conducts limited readiness and repair inspections on
vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity. Performs
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and ensures vehicles and
equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing
hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc. Performs other preventive
maintenance operations as required to ensure that equipment is functioning
properly. May perform routine maintenance and limited repairs on basic
communication equipment such as radios, field telephones, amplifiers,
switchboards, recorders, intercoms by removing and replacing components and
elements. Performs minor body and fender, or other metal repairs, using peening
hammers, dollies and limited welding. Performs limited repairs and routine
maintenance on small arms and accessory equipment by replacing worn or damaged
parts. Makes minor repairs to canvas and leather items using bonding/sealing
compounds and hand tools such as awls, canvas needles etc. In conjunction with
or in the absence of the Tools and Parts Attendant, may maintain supply
documentation, and the receipt, store, issue, and inventory of tools and parts
used in the trades operation. Performs other duties as assigned.