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Hydrotek Engineering Co

Heavy Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic

Government and Military

Maintenance Mechanic

5 years



Kuwait City, Al-Asimah, Kuwait

The Heavy Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic will be responsible for all maintaining, servicing, inspecting and repairing the Kuwaiti Desert Chameleon 6x6x6 Armored Security Vehicles, as well as a variety of heavy equipment including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, trailers, cranes, forklifts, and associated equipment.

Principal Duties

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary)

  • Perform heavy equipment maintenance activities including installation, repair, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance
  • Disassemble and reassemble engine components and mechanical units to inspect and diagnose problems using computerized test equipment, calibration devices, gauges, etc.
  • Repair and overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment
  • Repair air conditioning systems
  • Rebuild hydraulic cylinders, valves, planetary drive units, suspensions, and bushings
  • Replace seals and bearings, axel brakes
  • Repair components by replacing worn or damaged parts with new or reconditioned parts, grinding, fitting, balancing, or arranging for welding or machining.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems including CAN
  • Provide input and data for processing work orders, invoices, equipment repair records, and activity reports
  • Perform recovery operations as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in CAN bus Architecture and ability to troubleshooting CAN systems
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in diesel and heavy automotive repair and maintenance
  • Practical understanding of theory of hydraulics (Pascal Theory), pulley, and gear ratios
  • Ability to read and understand electrical & hydraulic schematics, and technical drawings
  • Knowledge of diagnostics and ability to conduct technical research on the computer
  • Capable of basic MIG/TIG welding as well as basic fabrication desired
  • Prefer knowledge of US military heavy vehicles and equipment

Experience & Education

  • Military experience in Mechanical MOS strongly preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of heavy vehicle maintenance experience in heavy equipment/military/tactical environment
  • Diesel tech certification preferred
  • Refrigeration air-conditioning certification preferred
  • Must be experienced in the repair of major systems
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license, CDL desired
  • Valid Passport

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, push, and pull
  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Assist in lifting up to one hundred (100) pounds
  • Able to work in both inside and outside conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and gases from running engines and motors