Vanquish Worldwide, LLC Heavy Equipment Mechanic in FT Stewart, Georgia

Heavy Equipment Mechanic


FT Stewart, GA

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Job Title: Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The duties under this job title are described in the Service Contract Act (SCA), Directory of Occupations. (See Code: 23430 - Heavy Equipment Mechanic). The duties under this job title are also described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Location: Fort Stewart, GA

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic 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. The mechanic welds 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 mining machinery, such as stripping and loading shovels, drilling and cutting machines, and continuous mining machines.

Essential Functions

  • Must become familiar with some but not limited to the following types of equipment, sub-systems, support equipment and related systems such as M1 tanks, M2/3 Bradley fighting vehicles, M113 series track vehicles, M88 recovery vehicles, AVLB bridge launchers, cranes, pumps, compressors, and a wide assortment of wheel vehicles like ASVs and MRAPs that are at or 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 standards 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 Requirements

  • Must be capable of lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling loads up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, and reach as required to work on equipment.

  • Maintains tools and equipment, and cleans work areas to maintain a safe work environment. Be able to work outside in inclement weather conditions when necessary.

  • Ensure that all tasks are performed safely and meet Government/Army standards when applicable.

  • Wearing safety items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. gloves, safety shoes, protective eyewear, hearing protection, and other items such as aprons or outerwear as appropriate.

  • Employee is required to maintain a valid state-issued Driver’s license and applicable Government/Army license.

  • Perform other duties as required to support the mission and contractual requirements.

General Requirements

  • Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs.; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to the weather. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to, head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices.

  • Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published Company work rules.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to complete and prioritize tasks on multiple concurrent projects within given timeframes.

  • Work well in a team environment and able to work with a diverse group of people.

  • Discretion and trustworthiness due to frequent contact with confidential material.

  • Communicate with co-workers, management, clients and all others in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.

Education and Citizenship Requirements

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and ideally have completed prerequisite training for Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 91L2O/3O – Construction Equipment Repairer – Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic or have equivalent training with 4-6 years of maintenance experience in the grade of E-5 to E-6.

  • Candidate must possess a working knowledge of the appropriate tools necessary to perform maintenance tasks as well as have knowledge of standardized maintenance regulations – specifically DA Pam 750-8, Functional User’s Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).

  • Desirable: 05-06 years of experience w/High School Diploma or GED certificate.

  • Required: Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or equivalent organization is highly desirable.

  • Required: US nationality/citizenship and residence, with verbal and written fluency in English.