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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (28095)





Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan

Job Summary

The Heavy Vehicle Mechanic performs repairs and maintains a variety of heavy equipment including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, trailers, cranes, forklifts, container handlers, back-hoes, trenchers, loaders, graders, scrapers, compactors, dozers, skid steers, and associated equipment.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Perform heavy equipment maintenance activities including installation, repair, trouble-shooting, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance
  • 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
  • Provide input and data for processing work orders, invoices, equipment repair records, and activity reports
  • Adhere to all established safety policies and standards to include identification, use, and proper procedures for handling or disposal of hazardous waste
  • Perform recovery operations as needed
  • Act as point-of-contact for maintenance issues in absence of Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
  • 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 ratios
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, blue prints, 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) requirement
  • Assist in lifting up to one hundred (100) pounds
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • OVS personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum two (2) years of heavy vehicle maintenance experience in civilian heavy equipment/military/tactical environment
  • Must be experienced in the repair of major systems
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Prefer motor vehicle air conditioning certification and experience
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, push, and pull
  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Able to work in both inside and outside conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and gases from running engines and motors
  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer motor vehicle air conditioning certification and experience