GSU Vehicle, Power Generation, and Maintenance Trainer

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  full-time   employee


Requirement Overview:

The Vehicle, Power Generation, and Maintenance Trainer shall Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) in support of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG). This position trains Afghan Soldiers assigned to ASSF units to perform maintenance on and oversee the power generation equipment assigned to ASSF units including combustion engines (both generators and vehicle-mounted engines) and power plants. The Vehicle, Power Generation and Maintenance Trainer will train Afghan Soldiers in all aspects of power-generation including performing maintenance and overhaul of power-generation equipment, internal combustion engines and associated equipment in mobile and stationary power plants. The trainer/mentor will also train ASSF Soldiers on how to maintain wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems; inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacement, adjusting and testing of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components, how to service automotive electrical systems including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems, and how to perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations.

Work Hours:

Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.


  • Train duties at the Direct and General Support level (Depot level) of maintenance
  • Train on maintenance issues with provided vehicles, power generation equipment, and other associated issued equipment
  • Report to the ASSF-TP PM through the GSU Team Leader
  • Responsible for regularly interacting with US and Afghan military personnel
  • Based on circumstances that are unique to their work locations, trainers will be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to how to execute the curriculum
  • Responsible for assessing how well the ANA students have learned the coursework

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 4 years? experience in US military maintenance operations with a preference to HMMWV maintenance course certification, generator certifications, and/or communications repair, and a US Army MOS equal to former 63 series or 91 series. (Prefer 10+ years?) Candidate must have been an E7 or higher.
  • Trainer shall have appropriate level of experience as US military wheeled vehicle mechanic or power-generation specialist

  • Strong MS Office Skills and Personal Computer (PC) Skills
  • Exceptional Interpersonal and People Skills
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Project Management Ability and Skills
  • Must possess active or current DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa
  • This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization
Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
  • Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
  • Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
  • Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
  • Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
  • Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
  • Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied

Desired Qualifications:

  • Former Enlisted or higher in MOS (former 63) or 91 series or service equivalent Combat deployment experience desired, 12 months experience in Afghanistan and Special Operations Forces experience preferred
  • Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement



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