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Heavy Equipment Mechanic / Welder (PEN001187)
This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.
The Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Welder is responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance of government wheeled and tracked vehicles. Reports to the Vehicle Manager.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Identifies and completes both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on both tracked and wheeled vehicles in accordance with Military Technical Manuals and Local SOPs.
Determines exact nature and extent of repairs required and performs all repairs on internal combustion engines, transmissions, suspension, steering, braking systems and all related electrical, fuel, hydraulic, wheel and engine assemblies.
Uses diagnostic and specialized test equipment such as compression testers, multi-meters, motor analyzers and test benches to test, troubleshoot adjust, and repair equipment.
Tests, troubleshoots, adjusts and repairs electrical systems and components.
Reads and interprets electrical and hydraulic wiring diagrams.
Replaces or repairs unserviceable vehicle parts.
Writes SOPs and submits ideas for improvement.
Maintains tools and equipment and cleans work area.
Orders repair parts as required using military technical manuals.
Responsible for ensuring shop/work area adheres to ESH standards.
Performs other duties and assignments as assigned.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Automotive automated and hand tools, steam cleaning equipment, material handling equipment, electronic technical manuals on daily basis. Use of portable or vehicle equipped radios to maintain contact and accountability of work activities.
Work is generally conducted in a shop environment with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions that may require wear of hard hats, gloves, steel toed boots, hearing protection, safety glasses and other personal protection equipment (PPE). May be required to push, pull and lift heavy equipment. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire and Safety Regulations and published company work rules.
Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two year vehicle and equipment maintenance training at a technical college/school.
Must have a valid Passport and Driver’s License.
Valid Forklift/MHE certification.
Must be capable of obtaining a flight line driver’s license.
Must have and be capable of maintaining a valid SECRET Security Clearance prior to deployment.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English fluently.
Must have color vision.
Must be able to pass employment and deployment qualification requirements that include psychological, medical, dental, drug testing, background checks, etc.
Candidates must successfully complete both online and hands on CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense training. Training includes the successful fit testing of DoD provided protective gear.
A minimum of four years of documented experience in heavy equipment and/or construction vehicle repairs at either an established commercial repair facility, manufacturer facility, municipal and/or military facility.
Must possess knowledge of vehicle and equipment theory, principles and repair relating to internal combustion engines (gas and diesel), electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and air systems applying to the repair, replace, fabricate, rebuild weld, and grinding of vehicles and vehicular equipment parts; methods of hoisting and handling heavy mechanisms; using lubricants, tools, and publications; supply procedures and computers; metal composition and metal working methods; using oxyacetylene, gas shielded, and electric welding equipment; using diagnostic equipment and associated software, on maintaining vehicles and vehicular equipment.
Ability to use electronic technical manuals, trouble shoot mechanical, electrical, hydraulic faults on military and civilian wheeled and track vehicles.
Good communication and supervisory skills.
Must be familiar with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, and Power Point.
Able and willing to work periods of long hours to meet mission requirements
Military experience in a contingency environment and knowledge and experience working with government contracts preferred.
Primary Location: Kuwait
Clearance Level required at Start Date: Secret
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.