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Inspector - Howitzer (Paladin)

Government and Military

Construction Inspector


Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

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Inspector - Howitzer (Paladin)

Purpose: The Inspector – Howitzer will inspect all maintenance and repair efforts of field artillery (M109’s/M992’s) for the Army Prepositioned Stocks – 2 (APS-2) contract. As the Howitzer Inspector, the duties under this job title are to perform field and sustainment Inspections on medium self-propelled track systems and on ammunition track carriers; inspects, troubleshoots and diagnoses faults in armament and automotive systems of the M109-series howitzer, M992 Field Artillery Ammunition Carrier (FAAC) and the M88A1 Medium Track Recovery Vehicle;

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversees and or conducts inspections on different classifications of tracked vehicles/equipment at the unit level.

  • Oversees and or conducts initial inspections upon delivery of equipment and records data information for the processing of maintenance work orders troubleshoots identified faults and in-process inspections as required during the repair phase. Conducts a final inspection upon completion of maintenance repairs to ensure quality product outputs are met.

  • Prepares records of inspection/tests and make them available to the QA/QC Department.

  • Verifies procedures being used are adequate for the effective control of quality, rejects defective workmanship and materials, verifies and certifies the test results on supporting documents.

  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to shop maintenance personnel on inspection principles of workmanship, procedures to be employed, and quality of work expected.

  • Ensures compliance with government and corporate regulations, company SOPs, directives, and technical manuals to establish and maintain a quality management program.

  • Maintains cross talk with QA and LAR representatives.

  • Coordinates with Shop Supervisor when technical problems arise and in-depth mechanical knowledge is required.

  • Cross trains when required to ensure maximum flexibility and possession of technical skills in the development and maintenance of quality programs.

  • Instills a safety first mentality within respective work areas and a culture that achieves low accident rates and minimal lost-time injuries.

  • Adhere to ISO Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions in support of the Amentum Quality Management System.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. Performs troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs on various pieces of wheeled vehicles/equipment, both tactical and non-tactical

  • Instills a safety first mentality within respective work areas and a culture that achieves low accident rates and minimal lost-time injuries.

  • Maintain a daily timesheet and daily manning report and ensuring times are accurate.

Qualification & Experience Requirements:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Minimum 3 years of track vehicle maintenance required.

  • 1 plus years’ additional experience as a Howitzer/Track inspector is preferred.

  • Full or partial Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification or European equivalent preferred.

  • Work experience may be substituted for educational requirements and/or educational achievements may be substituted for years of experience. Example: Two (2) years of experience is equivalent to (2) years of college and vice versa.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain all base access security requirements.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain all Logistics Information System (LIS) access requirements (Common Access Card).

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. Passport

Specialized knowledge and skills:

Cooperate with staff, public, vendors, salespersons, suppliers, contractors, etc. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English. Must be able to pass General Trade Skill PQS within 30 days of hire. Must have knowledge of diagnostics tools and forms used at the unit level. Must be able to read vehicle/equipment schematics. Must have the ability to analyze and interpret U.S. Army Technical Manuals with relation to vehicle maintenance and repair. Experienced in using the Global Combat Support System (GCSS-Army). Experienced in the using the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Unique Logistics Support Applications (TULSA) and Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW).

Additional Requirements:


Required upon hire: possession of a valid US Driver's License


Stooping, sitting, kneeling, standing, walking, lifting up to 50 pounds by themselves-51+ with the assistance of another person, touching dexterity (hand and finger), carrying, clear seeing-general, close vision, color perception, clear speech, driving vehicle, moving objects.


Works alone, with and around others, verbal/face-to-face contact, inside/outside, extended days, confined areas, extreme heat/cold, temperature changes, wet and/or humid, noise, mechanical and electrical equipment, high places, fumes/odors and dirt/dust.

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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