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U.S. Army Sustainment Command Mobile Equipment Mechanic in Fort Hood, Texas


About the Position: This position is located at the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Readiness Center, Fort Hood, Texas. The position performs a full range of journeyman heavy mobile and automotive vehicle repair supporting the National Maintenance Program (NMP) and Logistics Readiness Center (LRC). This is a TEMPORARY position not to exceed 1 year. Temporary positions may be extended up to a maximum of 3 years without further competition.


Repair and rebuild major systems/components such as engines or transmissions.

Perform troubleshooting of engines, determining the extent of repair required.

Diagnose and repair failures in electrical equipment and systems including ignition, lighting and power circuits using various devices and testing equipment.

Examine engines for damage such as, cracked heads, blocks or casings to assess amount of repairs necessary.

Reassemble engines or power packs, adjust and test on stands and/or reinstall in vehicle.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Mobile Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision. The ability to perform common tasks as a Mobile Equipment Mechanic making repairs that are accomplished by removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts and components; replacing seals and shaft sealing rings, horns, wiring harnesses, starting switches, sensors, fuel pumps, and water pumps; adjusting voltage and current control units, engine idle, brakes, and transmission linkages; assisting higher level heavy mobile equipment mechanics in overhauling and repairing of major systems, such as engines, transmissions, drive lines, and hydraulic utility systems; following instructions contained in technical manuals and National Maintenance Work Requirements (NMWR). - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble ShootingUse of Measuring Instruments PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires constant standing and walking on concrete floors. Required to lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Items weighing more than 75 pounds are normally lifted with assistance of another worker or with a mechanical device. Requires prolonged working in tiring or uncomfortable positions. Requires frequent bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, stretching, and climbing on large vehicles. Some overhead work is required. Requires good hand, eye, and foot coordination in the manipulation of gears, pedals and steering wheel of fork lift, motor vehicle, and other equipment operation. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside in a maintenance shop environment and occasionally outdoors, subject to inclement weather conditions. Work area is frequently inadequately heated and cooled. Work area is dirty, greasy, and noisy. Incumbent is exposed to exhaust fumes and chemical solvents. Possible injury results from falling objects, electrical shock, cuts, bruises or falls. Constantly working in vicinity of operating vehicles or equipment with moving parts.


This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Materiel Maintenance Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE 1 year by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. Position may be filled as a temporary appointment NTE 1 year, if candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Temporary appointments may be extended up to a maximum of three years.