United States Army
New York, NY
Apr 14, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Government Agencies
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

The success of Army missions depends on keeping automotive and heavy equipment in top working condition. As an integral member of the Mechanical Maintenance team, the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic handles the maintenance and repair of light and heavy tactical vehicles and select armored vehicles.

The Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles. Some of your duties as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic may include:
  • Maintain wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems

Use of applicable references, inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacement, adjusting and testing of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components-
  • such as: power plant/packs, compression ignition engines and engine fuel systems, air induction and exhaust systems and cooling systems
  • Vehicle chassis and power train components including, frame cross members, clutches assemblies, transmissions, transfers, final drives, propeller shaft assemblies, brake systems and
  • steering systems, suspensions systems, fifth wheel assemblies, wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and winch assemblies, and hydraulic systems
  • Automotive electrical systems including wiring harness, starting, and charging systems
  • Perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations


Job training for a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Engine repair and tune-up
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repair and replace body panels, fenders and radiators
  • Recovery Operations

Related Civilian Jobs

The skills you learn as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic will help prepare you for a future with civilian service stations, auto dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You'll be able to pursue a career as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

Also Free College Courses the entire time you are in the service.

Up to $129,020 to go to College while serving.
Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 3 full years.
Up to $20,000 dollar sign on bonus.
Free Medical and Dental.
30 days paid vacation.
Free Travel.
And many, many more...

You must be:

Under 35
No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)
No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)
High School Diploma/GED holder

New York, NY


Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:31:38 PDT