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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Army Colchester , VT 05439

Posted 5 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a Surface Maintenance Mechanic, Position Description Number D1194000 and is part of the CSMS of the Vermont Army National Guard.

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Troubleshoots, performs maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles. This may include self-propelled artillery, tracked cargo and personnel carriers, road graders, mobile cranes, front loaders, conveyors, bulldozers, power shovels, compressors, generators, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, sedans, buses, all-terrain vehicles, trucks, semi-trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment. Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls major systems to include internal combustion engines, turbine engines, automatic and non-automatic transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, and hydraulic utility systems and controls. Makes repairs to assemblies and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake cylinders, etc. Performs work in accordance with modification work orders, technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies. Troubleshoots equipment and diagnoses the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges, and computer diagnostic tools. Utilizes 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. Determines what adjustments may be necessary to complete work orders, and whether any additional repairs other than those specified or indicated on the work order are necessary. Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures. Reassembles engines and other systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment as necessary. Makes adjustments and repairs to electrical and suspension systems. May install pistons, sleeves, rings, bearings, rods, crankshafts, timing gears, and rocker arms.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    5801 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

  • 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.

  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

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

  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

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

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current military status. Prior service or non-prior service applicants are not eligible.


Military Rank/ Grade: PV1/E1-MSG/E8

Compatible Military Assignments: ECMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94 in any unit within the Vermont Army National Guard.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE WG-08: Must have a minimum of 12 months specialized experience in demonstrating the ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify equipment, systems and vehicles. Experience which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of systems, assemblies, and parts. Experience must also demonstrate knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and other non-mechanical systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE WG-10: Must have a minimum of 18 months specialized 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 repair problems. Experience in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles.


  • Open to all members of the Vermont Army National Guard and all those eligible to become members.

  • In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current military status. Prior service or non-prior service applicants are not eligible.

  • The individual selected for this position may be required to start at the WG-08 level with an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be promoted to the WG-10 level when the necessary qualifications have been completed.

Please be advised:
1.Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.
2.An applicant's RESUME must provide, in detail, how they meet the specialized experience listed.
3.It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates and description of the specialized experience.
4.If education or a degree is required as part of the "Specialized Experience", you must include transcripts.

DO NOT copy the specialized experience qualifications word for word and place into your resume; you must describe your personal experience as it pertains to each statement.


There are no specific educational requirements for this position.

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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

Expired Job

Department Of The Army