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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic




Pirmasens, Berlin, Germany

Purpose and Scope:

Operates, repairs, and maintains heavy power construction equipment such as compressors, pumps, hoists, shovels, trucks, tractors, graders, bulldozers, front-end loaders, scrapers, motor graders, skid steers, and associated equipment. Work is scheduled by the manager or supervisor based on mission schedule and fleet requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform heavy equipment maintenance activities including installation, repair, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance.
  • Responsible for operating equipment to maintain roadways and firebreaks by excavating, moving, and grading earth.
  • Disassemble and reassemble engines and mechanical units to inspect and diagnose parts using computerized test equipment, calibration devices, gauges, etc.
  • Repair and overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Repair air conditioning systems.
  • Calibrate load monitoring indicators to ensure safe and reliable lifts.
  • Rebuild hydraulic cylinders, valves, planetary drive units, suspensions, springs, bushings, and kingpins.
  • Replace seals and bearings, axel brakes, and crane rigging.
  • Pours concrete or other road paving and construction materials.
  • Performs loading, unloading, and lifting operations using heavy equipment.
  • Assists the Maintenance Supervisor in directing and accomplishing range maintenance.
  • Rebuild hydraulic cylinders, valves, planetary drive units, suspensions, springs, bushings, and kingpins.
  • Act as point-of-contact for maintenance issues in absence of Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Physical requirements include prolonged standing, moderate walking, repeated bending, and climbing, overhead work, working in cramped positions, lifting, pulling and pushing weights up to 100 pounds. Good vision (corrected or uncorrected) and good hearing (with or without a hearing aid) required. Will work inside and outside in various weather conditions, subject to rapid changes in temperature due to nature of work. Hazards include danger from gas fumes, falls, electric shock and burns, cuts and bruises. Must have normal color vision. When performing work, responsible for adhering to environmental, safety, and health standards related to the activity, including the wearing of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Must cease work and notify lead, supervisor, or manager of all unsafe conditions.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks, and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) to Five (5) years of experience in operating and maintaining heavy equipment.
  • Licensed or trained to operate applicable items of heavy equipment.
  • Must be experienced in the repair of major systems.
  • Prefer motor vehicle air conditioning certification and experience.
  • Specialized knowledge and skills in diesel and heavy automotive repair and maintenance.
  • Skilled in replacing major components and parts on engineering and construction equipment.
  • Practical understanding of theory of hydraulics (Pascal Theory), pulley, and gear ratio.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Knowledge of diagnostics and ability to conduct technical research on the computer.
  • Prefer knowledge of US military heavy vehicles and equipment, Material Handling Equipment (MHE), OSHA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), military regulations standards, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements

Contract Requirements in accordance with Appendix J:

  • Completed training in Vehicle Maintenance or related field from military technical school or an accredited technical school/college/university.
  • Two (2) years’ experience maintaining special purpose-type vehicles.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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