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Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Lead (SFAB Maint.)

Transportation and Logistics

Vehicle Mechanic


Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

AFO is seeking a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Lead for the SFAB for the Maintenance Department.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic, lead analyzes malfunctions and repairs, rebuilds and maintains power equipment, such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors and pneumatic tools. This worker operates and inspects machines or equipment to diagnose defects, dismantles and reassembles equipment, using hoists and hand tools, examines parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges, replaces defective engines and subassemblies, such as transmissions, and tests overhauled equipment to insure operating efficiency. May direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment, and may repair, adjust and maintain mining machinery, such as stripping and loading shovels, drilling and cutting machines, and continuous mining machines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and assist mechanics on proper troubleshooting and maintenance procedures and determine repair vs. replacing.
  • Performs the full range of field-level overhaul, services, and repair work on Combat and Tactical equipment.
  • Manages and distributes daily workload. Maintains accurate daily status on all assigned work orders.
  • Maintains daily employee accountability and report any issues to supervisor / management.
  • As the MST Lead, performs initial and final inspections on all customer’s equipment. Reviews work in progress and ensures that repairs are performed to standards.
  • Follows up on work order repair and service parts. Provides weekly data to the Supervisor for the MHU and efficiency rate CDRL.
  • Counsels / coaches employees as required and provides input to appraisals.
  • Knows how to use GCSS-A to check parts, labor and work order statuses.
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills allowing total focus on solving problems with employees, maintain confidentiality, keeps emotions under control and remains open to new Ideas.
  • As a leader the Lead inspires others to perform well and accepts positive feedback from others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with military or civilian training in heavy equipment maintenance.
  • 3 to 5 years minimum of related experience is required in equipment maintenance at the journeyman level. Commercial experience on Heavy / light vehicles.
  • 2 to 3 years minimum of experience in leadership.
  • Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License prior to start date or by 30 days after employment.

Pay and Benefits

  • $31.05 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.
  • The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.
  • Vacation, holiday and Sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

Material & Equipment Directly Used:

  • Hand tools, power tools, job related test equipment such as scanners and computers. Microsoft Office, GCSS-Army, Fed log, Parts tracker or any application which enhances the function of the Maintenance Department. Also used for reference purpose, PWS, QDS, TM’s, TB’s AR’s and DA PAM’s.

Physical Demands:

  • Work requires extensive standing, bending, stooping, and occasionally working in cramped and awkward positions.
  • Frequently lifts 25 pounds alone and may occasionally assist in the lifting of items and objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Dirt, dust, and grease often present in the work area, as well as occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as fuel, oil, lubricants, and the like, which may mandate the wear of personal protective equipment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: No

Organization: AFO

Clearance: Not Applicable

Shift: Day Job

Work Type: On-Site

Req ID: AFO00230