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Job opening: Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic Inspector

Salary: $43 - 50 per hour
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. About the Position: Incumbent performs field and limited sustainment level acceptance, initial, in process, periodic, and final inspections for a wide variety of complex types and sizes of Structural and Wildland (Brush) Fire Apparatus, Airfield Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF / Crash) Trucks and emergency technical equipment.


Conducts load and road tests inspections, troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions involving mechanical systems, and related electrical components. Performs annual/pre-shop inspections on all types of Emergency Services Vehicles (ESV), combat / tactical, power generation, refrigeration, and commercial vehicles to include track, road wheels, hatches. Participates as a member of a maintenance team by engaging in the inspection, repair, overhaul, modification and testing of equipment mechanical systems. Serves as senior-level inspector engaged in field and limited sustainment level maintenance, performing QA on repairs completed by senior grade (WG12) technicians. Repairs involve overhaul, rebuild, repair, modification and test inspections of electrical systems, and related mechanical components of a wide range of types and sizes of ESVs, combat / tactical, heavy commercial and support equipment.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Official Temporary Duty (TDY) up to 10% of the time may be required.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Government Issued credit card for TDY/travel expenses.
  • his is a drug testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program.
  • May require lifting and carrying items in excess of 60 pounds and work in stretched and cramped positions.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the Fire Apparatus EVT III and the ARFF Vehicle EVT III certifications within three years of employment, re-certify every 5 years, and complete 30 hours of EVT continuing education annually.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current U.S. Army Sustainment Command, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade Logistics Readiness Center, Fort Wainwright Maintenance Division with Competitive Status within the local commuting area. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic Inspector without more than normal supervision. Such knowledge, skills, and abilities must be clearly documented in your resume and must demonstrate skill and ability to perform common tasks: including conducting limited inspections, performing repairs, replacements, and adjustments of parts and assemblies on heavy mobile equipment; testing and troubleshooting a variety of transmissions; and interpreting schematics and blueprints. Limited ability utilizing applicable military technical manuals (TM) and civilian maintenance manuals in order to look up and order correct parts for both military and civilian pieces of Equipment, using either the Usable on Code (UOC) or Make, Model and Type. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble ShootingUse of Measuring Instruments PHYSICAL EFFORT: Works in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods; work requires frequent bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching. Frequently works on top of and under vehicles in cramped, awkward positions. Required to do strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing 60 plus pounds, and often lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers and with lifting devices, such as hoists, jacks, and cranes. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work place is in the arctic climate of interior Alaska where roads and grounds are covered in snow and ice 7+ months of the year and temperatures drop below -50 degrees F, adding significant complexity and time required for all operations. Equipment with water must be protected from freezing. Equipment stored outside gets packed with snow and ice and must be thawed before work can begin. Climate makes towing NMC vehicles in/around the maintenance facility or on roadways more difficult and dangerous. Works inside and outside in various weather conditions. Shop areas are frequently inadequately heated and cooled. Subject to drafts, noise, dust, heat, fumes, dirt, and grease. Stands and lies on hard, damp surfaces. Parts and systems are usually dirty, oily, or greasy. Frequently exposed to possibility of cuts, bruises, and strain, as well as burns and skin irritations from acids and fluids. Must wear safety shoes and other safety/protective items as may be prescribed.


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