MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)
The purpose of this position is to serve as a
working leader of three or more Surface Maintenance Mechanics,
WG-5801-11. Performs mechanic duties
such as maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, inspection, and/or overhaul of 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
(1) 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
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.
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 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.
Removes and disassembles engines and complex major assemblies, sub-assemblies,
components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems.
Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions with little or no
supervision in remote locations.
Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment
supported by the activity.
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.
other duties as assigned.