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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Army Lake City , FL 32055

Posted 5 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1194000and is part of the FL SMO, National Guard.

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As a SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-5801-8/10, you will troubleshoot, perform maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles. Utilize embedded diagnostics in equipment and a wide variety of original equipment manufacturer system analyzers in order to determine the exact nature or extent of repair.

Remove and disassemble engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. Make the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures. Conduct readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is performed in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods.

There is frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching; or working on top of, under, and in tight compartments or cramped or awkward positions. Performs strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting. Frequently lifts and carries items, unassisted, weighing up to 40 pounds; and often exerts similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies, and equipment.

Frequently lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes. May be required to work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both inside and outside.

When inside, the incumbent is frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and noise which is difficult to talk above. When outside, the incumbent is exposed to bad weather, in mud or snow, and in wet or icy areas. The incumbent is frequently exposed to irritations or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard damp floors or ground.

Typically works on parts and systems, which are dirty, oily, or greasy. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, and sprains while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment. Often exposed to the possibility of falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment; and skin irritations from acid, fluids, and lubricants. Uses safety equipment such as protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and protective clothing, which may be uncomfortable to wear or use and may be worn or used for long periods.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    5801 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance

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  • Security Clearance requirements are determined by position and/or MOS/AFSC compatibility.


  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • National Guard Membership is required.

  • Candidates must possess a valid State driver's license for the State in which they live or are principally employed.


INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is open to Category 1 & 3 Only.

Category 1: All permanent/indefinite (T32 and T5) technicians employed by the agency WITH dual FL National Guard military membership; Category 3: All current military members of the Florida National Guard. First consideration will be given to Category 1.

PCS: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) MAY be authorized. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted ONLY after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Florida National Guard.

Military Grades: Enlisted- E8 and below.

Compatible Military Assignments: ECMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience or training which demonstrates knowledge of equipment to be able to do routine jobs, simple preventative maintenance tasks, and is able to use common tools and equipment in the line of work.

?SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-08- Must have at least 12 months of experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.

Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-10 must have at least 18 months of experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems.

Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment. Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems. Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.

MULTIPLE LEVEL RECRUITMENT: This position is being advertised using multiple level recruitment to allow for consideration of applicants with the basic skills necessary to develop to the full journeyman level of the position.

If a less than fully qualified applicant is selected, incumbent may be trained and developed until proficiency is gained to full journeyman level. If less than fully qualified individual is selected for this position, the position has potential to WG 10.

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: The purpose of this position is to provide on-the-job experience for the purpose of qualifying for the target grade level described in the position description.

Work assignments are selected to provide training and experience in this occupation. The incumbent is required to obtain increased knowledge and skill in the duties of the position at the target grade level. Promotion to the full journeyman level position is not automatic with the completion of the time in grade requirements, but rather it is contingent upon the assignments and performance of full journeyman level duties on a regular and recurring basis.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position:

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Army