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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Transportation and Logistics

Vehicle Mechanic


Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia, 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:

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic analyzes malfunctions and repairs, rebuilds and maintains equipment classified as Heavy Equipment per military standard. This mechanic operates and inspects military 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. The mechanic may be required to weld broken parts and structural members, may direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment, and may repair, adjust and maintain all types of Heavy Equipment per the contract requirements.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must be familiar with the following types of equipment, sub-systems, support equipment and related systems the following military equipment to include PLS, HEMTT FOV, FMTV FOV, LMTV FOV, HMMWV FOV as well as trailers. This includes equipment that is above the 7 1/2 ton weight limit including trailers that accompany the prime mover if required.
  • Mechanics will be capable of repairing equipment to Army standard using the appropriate Technical Manuals.
  • Diagnose system malfunctions, isolate causes, and correct deficiencies. Dismantles and reassembles equipment, using Technical Manuals (TM’s) and/or Electronic Technical Manuals (ETM’s).
  • Have a working knowledge of how to operate lifting devices, hand and pneumatic tools. Repair, and replace components, engines, transmission, and sub – assemblies.
  • Assist team members in solving maintenance problems by analysis and troubleshooting. Maintains appropriate government required paperwork and the files (Job Packets) necessary for the maintenance and repair of the equipment.
  • Direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with reading and writing fluency in the English language.
  • Must possess working knowledge of the appropriate tools necessary to perform maintenance tasks as well as knowledge of standardized maintenance regulations - specifically DA PAM 750-8, Functional User's Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS)
  • Must be able to regularly lift, push, pull heavy parts weighing up to 50lbs; stoop, climb, stand, sit, or crouch for prolonged times.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug testing.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid GA state issued driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Common Access Card within this first 90 days of employment.
  • Must possess own equipment/tools.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. 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, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, 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: Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-7834