This position is located in the Vehicle Maintenance
Section of the Transportation Branch. The purpose of this position is to
maintain, repair and modify heavy duty vehicles and mobile equipment, including,
but not limited to, materiel handling, firefighting and base maintenance and
b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Performs major repairs and maintenance on heavy
mobile equipment and special purpose vehicles such as: fuel dispensing trucks,
crash/structural fire equipment and pump trucks, large runway snow removal
vehicles, sweepers, bulldozers, mobile cranes, road graders, heavy construction
and earth moving vehicles, backhoes, power hovels, front end loaders and pans
and trenchers. Inspects, repairs, overhauls and tests major systems including
diesel, turbine gasoline, multi-fuel and other types of internal combustion
engines, which may be turbo-charged or blower assisted, automatic or manual
transmissions, including those with power take offs, cross-drive transmissions;
heavy duty drive line systems and hydraulic, electric or pneumatic special systems
and controls, pumping systems, turrets, winches and four wheel steering
(2) Diagnoses the cause of mechanical failures by
means of visual and auditory checks, test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression
testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges in order to determine the
exact nature or extent of repairs or adjustments necessary to complete work.
Removes and disassembles engines and major systems/subsystems on fuel,
hydraulic, air and oil systems. Makes repairs, overhauls or modifications in
accordance with the proper procedures and specifications. Reassembles engines
and makes adjustments, tests and reinstalls systems/subsystems in vehicles and equipment.
Makes adjustments and repairs to front ends, suspensions and electrical
systems. Determines serviceability by operational driving test.
(3) Performs body repair and corrosion control,
refinishes and repaints surfaces as required. Repairs and/or replaces body
parts, locks, glass, etc., and determines if additional repairs are required. Repairs
may be accomplished by using welding equipment, power tools, hand tools and
other specialized equipment. Cleans, tests and repairs radiators/oil coolers
and associated parts. Replaces or repairs tires, tubes and balances wheels.
(4) Prepares, maintains and submits applicable
maintenance work orders for man-hour and data collection accounting, to include
completing forms to reflect work performed or delayed and parts and maintenance
(5) Assists in review and updating maintenance
technical orders, shop operating instructions, commercial publications, MAJCOM and
local publications, as well as other pertinent directives.