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 refueling systems.
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 systems.
(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 required.
(5) Assists in review and updating maintenance technical orders, shop operating instructions, commercial publications, MAJCOM and local publications, as well as other pertinent directives.