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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Lead

Government and Military

Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic


Mannheim, Brandenburg, Germany

Job Summary

Purpose: The Heavy Equipment Mechanic Lead will manage activities and personnel engaged in the full range of heavy wheeled equipment maintenance repair; possible deployment may be required to other sites to perform inspections and repairs on equipment that is either being issued out to or returned from using Units; overtime work hours may be required.

Positions Reporting to this Function: Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanics

  1. Leads approximately 12 to 20 mechanics in either the TDA, Light, Medium, or Heavy Wheels shops.
  2. Diagnoses system malfunctions, isolate causes, and correct deficiencies for the following types of military heavy equipment: PLS (M1120A4 M1075,) LHS (M1074’s). HEMMTs (M984A4, M978A4,) FMTVs (M1078-M1089A1P2) STRYKERs, (JLTV’s (1278, 1280A1) and Trailers for equipment, i.e.; M1076. M1082, M1095, M870 series to include Flat racks.
  3. Dismantles and reassembles equipment, using Technical Manuals (TM).
  4. Performs annual service on equipment fleet
  5. Performs a full range of overhaul, repair, and service on all Heavy Wheeled equipment maintenance at the Field and Sustainment level of Maintenance.
  6. Inspects, repairs, and replaces components, engines, transmissions, and sub-assemblies.
  7. Identifies parts in repair manuals and places order request for needed parts
  8. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on various pieces of wheeled equipment including but not limited to military and civilian engineer equipment.
  9. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
  10. Able to read and understand Hydraulic and Electric diagrams and schematics
  11. Has experience in hydraulic hose fabrication
  12. Can mentor and teach subordinate mechanic to improve technical ability
  13. Performs other duties as assigned
  14. Maintain a daily timesheet and daily manning report and ensuring times are accurate
  15. All APS-2 contractor mechanics are expected to provide their own basic mechanics tool set

Minimum Requirements

Qualification & Experience Requirements: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  1. High School graduate or equivalent
  2. 5+ years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic is required.
  3. 1-3 years’ leadership experience required
  4. Military experience is preferred
  5. ASE certification preferred or other Civilian training or certificates
  6. Must be able to meet and maintain all base access security requirements.

Specialized knowledge and skills:

  1. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
  2. Must have the ability to analyze and interpret U. Army Technical Manuals with relation to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  3. Knowledge of GCCS-A, FEDLOG and office program is a plus
  4. Will be required to obtain a military driver’s license (OF 346).

Additional Requirements:



  • 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
  • Ability to perform job duties efficiently and effectively up to a 48-hour work week.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or he The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving
    mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to situations where risk of electrical shock and vibration exist. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as required.