Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Military veterans preferred

DynCorp Recruiting (www.dyn-intl.com)


  full-time   employee

Fort Leonard Wood
United States


Job Summary


The Heavy Equipment Mechanic analyzes malfunctions and repairs, overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks, tractors or military vehicles/equipment.  Rebuilds and maintains power equipment, such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors and pneumatic tools.  
Principal Accountabilities

  • Operates and inspects machines or equipment to diagnose defects
  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment, using hoists and hand tools
  • Examines parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges
  • Replaces defective engines and subassemblies, such as transmissions.
  • Tests overhauled equipment to insure operating efficiency
  • Welds broken parts and structural members
  • May direct workers engaged in cleaning parts and assisting with assembly and disassembly of equipment
  • May repair, adjust and maintain mining machinery, such as stripping and loading shovels, drilling and cutting machines, and continuous mining machines.
  • 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.
  • 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 training and experience.
  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge & Skills

  • These are SCA jobs and will vary accordingly by assignment within and across contracts.
  • Ability to perform most complex and unusual tasks of the craft without supervision.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use all tolls and equipment of the craft.
  • Knowledge and experience working on military vehicles
  • Ability to perform work of the craft in a rapid and efficient manner under extreme conditions.
  • Ability to perform work safely under hazardous conditions may be required.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to qualify and obtain a state driver’s license and possibly a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Experience & Education

  • Knowledge of military and/or company forms required by work requirements.
  • Completion of high school and specialized training courses is desirable.
  • Minimum of four (4) years actual and recent experience in the repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of equipment related to individual specialty codes.
  • Class “A” Commercial Drivers License (CDL) required to include, being authorized to operate vehicles with air   brake systems. Desired endorsements are; Combination Vehicles, Passengers, Tank vehicles, and Hazardous Materials. 
  • It is the responsibility of the individual to incur all costs associated with obtaining and maintaining a valid Class “A” Commercial Drivers License with Air Brake Systems and the previously mentioned endorsements.
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning certification is preferred.
  • Forklift certification desired.
  • ASE certifications desired.
  • Must provide own tools, safety boots and glasses.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Safety shoes and/or safety mask may be required.
  • Maintenance clothing will be worn.
  • Ability to lift 10-50 lbs may be required.
  • Work normally performed on a concrete floor.
  • Loud noises of various maintenance tools being used simultaneously may be part of the work environment.
  • Typical work location are inside a maintenance building as well as outside in an austere environment at times. 
  • Perform repairs in cramped spaces and locations.


  • No travel required