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U.S. Air Force Academy HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC in Air Force Academy, Colorado


Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and modify a variety of heavy duty including GSA and other leased vehicles and special purpose vehicles, combustion powered automotive vehicles, electric-powered vehicles and equipment, towed vehicles and equipment,


over-the-road trucks, and comparable vehicles, and mobile equipment which have utility systems or special hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, or electronic systems, features, or controls

designed for such purposes as construction, earth moving, firefighting, passenger carrying, cargo moving, and comparable industrial or special applications.

Troubleshoots hard-to-locate problems, identifies defects and causes of mechanical problems to determine

type and extent of necessary repairs to a variety of mobile vehicles and equipment.

Repairs, overhauls, and rebuilds a variety of mobile equipment/vehicles

Conducts functional and performance tests using a wide variety of test procedures and equipment

Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains safe

and clean work environment.

Administrative and shop operation.


Conditions of Employment


In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5800 Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Group. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is ability to do the work of HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC without more than normal supervision. Physical Effort: Works in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods. The work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching. Works on top of, under, and in tight compartments, performing strenuous work while in cramped or awkward positions. 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 work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights. Working Conditions: Works both inside and outside. When inside, is frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and noise which is difficult to talk above. When outside, is exposed to inclement weather conditions. Worker is exposed to

irritations and discomfort from dust, heat, and fumes. Worker is subject to cuts, burns, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls. Follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety equipment such as ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and must be worn for long periods of time. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of equipment common to the trade, i.e., front-end alignment and wheel balancing equipment, turning and grinding equipment for servicing brake drums and discs or rotor assemblies, and drilling and pressure bleeding devices.

  2. Knowledge of technical practices in order to repair/overhaul major components and systems, i.e., diesel, multifuel, and gasoline engines, automatic and manual transmissions, differentials, transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies.

  3. Knowledge of safety practices, procedures and policies to include environmental directives pertaining to handling hazardous materials.

  4. Skill in using measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, exhaust analyzers, vacuum and fuel pump testers, injector testers, ignition timers, tachometers, ammeters, and ohmmeters.

  5. Skill in troubleshooting mechanical problems, analyzing malfunctions, and determining the extent of repairs necessary.

  6. Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and modify a variety of automotive and heavy mobile vehicles and equipment without more than normal supervision.

  7. Ability to interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to make repairs and modifications.

  8. Ability to use and maintain hand and/or power tools and equipment required to do the work of a vehicle maintenance mechanic.

  9. Ability to interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to initiate/complete work orders. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Additional Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.