Basic Job Description
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.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS 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 Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
ASVAB Score Required: 92 in aptitude area MM OR 87 in aptitude area MM and 85 in aptitude area GT
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: very heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222222
- Normal color vision required
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers