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Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service East Granby, CT

Job Description


The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs major repairs and maintenance on heavy mobile equipment and special purpose vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Performs body repair and corrosion control, refinishes and repaints surfaces as required.
  • 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 required.
  • Assists in reviewing and updating maintenance technical orders, shop operating instructions, commercial publications, MAJCOM and local publications as well as other pertinent directives.


Work is conducted inside and outside; in inclement weather, on icy, wet and slippery surfaces, subject to dangers from exposure to toxic fumes, high pressure air and hazardous materials, noise and ultra-violet rays. It may be necessary for the incumbent to wear personal protective equipment while performing maintenance functions.


Work is performed in awkward, tiring and uncomfortable positions. Regularly required to manually lift equipment and components weighing 20 to 60 pounds. Occasionally will manually lift items weighing 75 pounds and with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices, over 100 pounds.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience that has provided the candidate with the skill to make repairs or the ability to assist with repairs that can be accomplished by removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12 or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:


  • Experience which demonstrates the use of common hand tools in making repetitive mechanical repairs under close supervision.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.


  • Experience using common hand tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.
  • Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories such as filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, and other items of similar complexity.
  • Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to heavy duty vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments, such as performing engine tune-ups, timing distributors, and adjusting brakes.
  • Experience which demonstrates an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to read and interpret parts lists, manufactures repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.


  • Experience diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems.
  • Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems.
  • Experience in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on heavy mobile vehicles, equipment and systems.


  • Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation and working relationships of a variety of heavy duty systems, assemblies and parts, including major systems.
  • Knowledge of how electrical, transistorized, and other nonmechanical systems tie in with and affect the operation of mechanical systems.
  • Troubleshooting skills to determine mechanical defects which cause major systems and their components to fail to operate/perform up to specifications and requirements.
  • Skill in using and interpreting results of a wide range of diagnostic and test equipment, i.e. engine analyzers, dynamometers, exhaust analyzers, vacuum and fuel pump testers, injector testers, ignition tuners, tachometers, ammeters and ohmmeters.
  • Ability to use technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and similar guides to make repairs and modifications.
  • Skill in measuring, fitting, and installing needed components to clearances which are specified in manuals or instructions.
  • Skill in connecting, meshing, aligning and adjusting components to assure effective operations of the complete system or vehicle.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to
be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend
formal technician school training.

  • MILITARY GRADE (Prior to application):  Enlisted: E-3 through E-6
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron or subordinate unit

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE:  Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.




The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (see

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM:   If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives).  In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG J1 or CTANG Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position.  For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.

Job Details

Date Posted May 14, 2018
Date Closes June 13, 2018
Requisition 467188700
Located In East granby, CT
SOC Category 00-0000.00