Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Maint. Dept)

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Maintenance & Repair
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AFO00111

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Job Summary:

The Motor Vehicle Mechanic repairs, rebuilds, or overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks or tractors. Work involves most of the following: Diagnosing the source of trouble and determining the extent of repairs required; replacing worn or broken parts such as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts; grinding and adjusting valves; rebuilding carburetors; overhauling transmissions; and repairing fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems. In general, the work of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs the full range of field-level overhaul and repair work on chassis group units of one or more types of vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, gasoline or multi-fuel. Types include those in commercial, industrial, or tactical use such as passenger cars, trucks, forklift trucks and warehouse tractors, jeeps, multi-wheel drive vehicles with automatic transmissions and auxiliary equipment.

  • Determines exact nature and extent of repairs required and performs major and minor overhaul and repair on engines, power transmissions, suspension, steering and braking operational systems and related electrical, fuel, hydraulic, wheel and engine assemblies.

  • Must be able to perform overhaul procedures and complete assigned work in time allotted using Technical Manual’s, Lube Orders and Technical Bulletins.

  • Uses specialized testing equipment such as compression testers, spring compression testers, motor analyzers, test benches and dynamometers.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair component malfunctions during final testing.

  • Uses and proficient in the use of various type measuring devices used to determine parameters of overhaul inspection points required for overhauled components.

  • Must be able to obtain a license to operate a forklift.

  • Directs work of junior and helper mechanics as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Reports to the Lead, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and functions under his/her direction

Minimum Qualification:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Three years’ experience in vehicle maintenance at the worker, helper or apprentice level. Experience with Military Vehicle’s and the Army Maintenance System is a plus.

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

  • Must be able to pass a thorough background check and pre-employment drug test.

  • Must be able to stand, sit, bend, reach and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to work safely in all types of weather conditions.

Pay and Benefits:

  • $25.71 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.Paid Leave:

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

Material & equipment Directly Used:

  • TMDE, automotive repair equipment, materiel handling equipment, tools, and dynamometer.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is generally conducted in a shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions.

  • 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 physical, chemical or biological agents.

  • Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required is 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.

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