Job Overview

Summary

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State, and your community!

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE WV NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS VACANCY. RECRUITER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:  ARMY NATIONAL GUARD INQUIRIES – http://www.wv.ngb.army.mil/join/recruiter/recruiters.aspx

WEST VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

FMS#4, Kingwood, WV

 TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: EXCEPTED (DUAL STATUS) - PERMANENT - ENLISTED

MINIMUM MILITARY GRADE: E-1       MAXIMUM MILITARY GRADE: E-7

(YOUR RANK MUST BE INCLUDED SOMEWHERE WITHIN YOUR RESUME) 

All personnel applying for this position who do not meet the minimum military grade requirement MUST provide the proper signed memorandum from your respective Military Personnel Office (MILPO for ARNG, FSS for ANG) to prove eligibility to obtain the required grade upon accepting the position.   The memorandum MUST be submitted WITH your application to be considered.

SELECTING SUPERVISOR & DUTY LOCATION: MSG Scott D. Dixon, FMS#4, Kingwood, WV

 AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: 1, 2, & 3

Area 1 - Current on-board full-time support personnel in the WVNG

Area 2 - All members of the WVNG

Area 3 – All members of the National Guard nationwide and others when eligible for membership in the WVNG

 This position is a bargaining position. 

**Pending availability of resources**

 The WVNG is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Selection of this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, non-disqualifying disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization or any other non-merit factor.

Duties

This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility.  The purpose of this position is to perform limited diagnosis, routine repairs, and maintenance on combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.  May assist higher graded mechanics in the performance of maintenance duties. 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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No