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  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
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    Skilled Trades
  • Overview

    The Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (HVM) shall be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc.), skilled and knowledgeable in performing repairs, overhauls and rebuilds to complex heavy mobile equipment including, but not limited to, construction, earth moving, firefighting, aircraft refueling and comparable industrial or special applications mobile equipment. The HVM shall also perform major and minor repairs to all other associated systems such as engine/motors, cooling, hydraulic, fuel, steering and brake. The HVM shall operate, repair and maintains applicable tools and equipment.



    Operations – The HVM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The HVM shall have good familiarity of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and NAVFAC Southwest Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines include a variety of Federal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance shall be provided by the Government as needed.


    Processing – The HVM shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of repairs and maintenance to various heavy mobile equipment.


    Housekeeping – The HVM shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


    Preparation of Documents – Not applicable.


    Technical Support – The HVM shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


    Meetings/Conferences – The HVM shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


    Briefings – The HVM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


    Updates – The HVM shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The HVM shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


    Experience Requirements – The HVM must have 10 years’ experience in the following:

    • Knowledge of the characteristics of vehicles or major systems which are mechanically Requires knowledge of the principles of heavy mobile equipment operation along with high skill in the use of diagnostic equipment to determine reason for mechanical defects or mechanical performance problems.
    • Thorough knowledge of mathematics, be able to read, understand and use technical publications, schematics, equipment operation and maintenance manuals, service and parts manuals and service Guidelines include Federal, military and local regulations, directives and specifications, manufacturer’s literature, technical journals, and reference manuals.
    • Skill in the use of electronic diagnostic test equipment such as emission test analyzers and engine/ignition diagnostic test equipment, multi-meters, pressure gauges, engine analyzers, dynamometers, injector testers, flow meters, tachometers, pyrometers and must be familiar with a wide variety of alternate fuel systems and their different theories of operation.
    • Skill in overhauling engines such as 12 cylinder and 1000 horsepower engines, large engines which directly power multiple hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and large multiple, interconnected engine Skill in making difficult, precise fittings and adjustments of moving parts. Skill in improvising, substituting, and altering parts to successfully function in systems for which the parts were not designed or specified.
    • Overhaul and rebuild of transmissions such as those which have braking, steering and differential systems mechanically integrated with the
    • Use of sound judgment to determine the best work methods and work sequences to use in making extensive and complex repairs.
    • Skilled in troubleshooting and examining system deficiencies and identifying faulty components by instrumentation, sight, sound, smell, and touch.

     The HVM must be qualified to operate specialized equipment such as aerial work platforms and material handling equipment.


    All Candidates must have/be:

    a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
    b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
    c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

    d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

    e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
    f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
    g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).




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