Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Lead (SFAB Maint.)

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AFO00230

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Job Summary:

AFO is seeking a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Lead for the SFAB for the Maintenance Department.

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic, lead 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. 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and assist mechanics on proper troubleshooting and maintenance procedures and determine repair vs. replacing.

  • Performs the full range of field-level overhaul, services, and repair work on Combat and Tactical equipment.

  • Manages and distributes daily workload. Maintains accurate daily status on all assigned work orders.

  • Maintains daily employee accountability and report any issues to supervisor / management.

  • As the MST Lead, performs initial and final inspections on all customer’s equipment. Reviews work in progress and ensures that repairs are performed to standards.

  • Follows up on work order repair and service parts. Provides weekly data to the Supervisor for the MHU and efficiency rate CDRL.

  • Counsels / coaches employees as required and provides input to appraisals.

  • Knows how to use GCSS-A to check parts, labor and work order statuses.

  • Possesses good interpersonal skills allowing total focus on solving problems with employees, maintain confidentiality, keeps emotions under control and remains open to new Ideas.

  • As a leader the Lead inspires others to perform well and accepts positive feedback from others.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with military or civilian training in heavy equipment maintenance.

  • 3 to 5 years minimum of related experience is required in equipment maintenance at the journeyman level. Commercial experience on Heavy / light vehicles.

  • 2 to 3 years minimum of experience in leadership.

  • Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License prior to start date or by 30 days after employment.

Pay and Benefits

  • $31.05 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

  • The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.

  • Vacation, holiday and Sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

Material & Equipment Directly Used:

  • Hand tools, power tools, job related test equipment such as scanners and computers. Microsoft Office, GCSS-Army, Fed log, Parts tracker or any application which enhances the function of the Maintenance Department. Also used for reference purpose, PWS, QDS, TM’s, TB’s AR’s and DA PAM’s.

Physical Demands:

  • Work requires extensive standing, bending, stooping, and occasionally working in cramped and awkward positions.

  • Frequently lifts 25 pounds alone and may occasionally assist in the lifting of items and objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Dirt, dust, and grease often present in the work area, as well as occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as fuel, oil, lubricants, and the like, which may mandate the wear of personal protective equipment.

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