Note: This MOS no longer exists. The information below is maintained here for historical purposes, only.
Major duties. The track vehicle mechanic performs unit maintenance on track vehicles in other than self-propelled field artillery, armored, mechanized infantry, and armored cavalry units.
(1) Skill Level 1. Troubleshoots and performs unit maintenance on internal combustion engines and accessories, power trains, and chassis components of track vehicles. Performs repairs and preventive maintenance checks and service. Tests lead acid batteries for serviceability. Prepares vehicles for operation under abnormal conditions by sealing, waterproofing, and servicing and special fuel and lubricants. Performs unit maintenance to correct malfunctions of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems or components. Performs preventive maintenance on tools, repair parts, assigned vehicles and shop equipment adjusts operating mechanisms. Tunes engines and replaces repair parts and components as outlined in the appropriate maintenance allocation charts. Tests and operates vehicles and equipment as required and observes for evidence of abnormal operation. Operates, or assists in the operation of, track vehicles in conjunction with maintenance and recovery operation. Interprets schematic diagrams. Determines extent of corrective action and repair parts procedures required. Uses hand tools and carries tool box. Uses power tools and equipment. Obtains replacement parts from maintenance parts supply section. Performs or assists in vehicle recovery and evacuation operations of track vehicles. Maneuvers wrecker to desired position. Uses recovery rigging techniques to attach and secure hoists, cables, and slings using authorized equipment, and effects recovery operations. Performs basic oxyacetylene cutting. Performs operator maintenance on recovery vehicles. Uses proper tactical radio procedure.
(2) Skill Level 2. Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in the automotive systems and components at the unit maintenance level. Troubleshoots to component level. Isolates and identifies causes of malfunctions. Operates vehicles for diagnosis and inspection purposes. Interprets complex schematic diagrams. Aligns and adjusts assemblies and component or supervises lower grades in performing these functions to ensure that equipment is functioning within prescribed limits and tolerances. Supervise removal and installation of power plants, conducts OJT. Completes applicable maintenance forms and records.
Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS. Track vehicle mechanics must possess the following qualifications:
(1) A physical demands rating, of very heavy.
(2) A physical profile, of 222222.
(3) Normal color vision.
(4) A minimum score, of 105 in aptitude area MM.
(5) Current equipment qualification record for all types of equip ment maintained.
(6) Formal training (completion of MOS 63Y course conducted under the auspices of the USA Ordnance Center and School) mandatory.
(1) H8--Recovery Operations.
(2) P5--Master Fitness Trainer.
(3) 4A--Reclassiflcation Training.
Information derived from Army Pamplet 611-21