Mechanic Vehicle/ Power Generation Mentor (KKA) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


The US has a requirement to organize, man, equip, and train Special Infantry units for the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF). The Special Infantry Training Program (SITP) supports the Ktah Khas (KKA), an elite, highly mobile, light Infantry Afghan unit specializing in assaults on targets throughout Afghanistan. The Mechanic Trainer-Mentor will ensure all duties and responsibilities are executed in a timely manner as per the assigned Statement of Work and the Responsibilities listed below. The Mechanic Mentor-Trainer interfaces on a daily basis with the on-site US Commander. The Mechanic Mentor-Trainer participates in meetings and conferences as directed by the appointed the SITP Team Leader or National Mission Brigade (NMB) Deputy Program Manager. The Mechanic Mentor-Trainer works independently, or in concert with the SITP BMO Trainer, and reports to the SITP Team Leader located on Camp Scorpion, Afghanistan.

Required 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. Occasional surges in effort may be required to meet training requirements.


  • The Mechanic Mentor-Trainer shall train KKA counterparts to possess the skills to independently conduct the following tasks:
    • The Master Driver and Maintenance Recovery Instructor will conduct classroom, hands-on driver’s and recovery operations training for the KKA
    • Will assist in the development all of the Program of Instruction (POIs), Practical Exercises, and testing materials in order to train vehicle driving and basic maintenance
    • Help identify KKA personnel for internal unit trainers, train identified unit personnel for master driver, conduct recovery training, identify establish and develop vehicle recovery trainers within the KKA
    • Stay abreast of all training and development research: learning theory, motivation theory, and new materials, methods, and techniques
    • Will create and train the KKA trainer on all training schedules, class rosters, long term training calendars, and quarterly training assessment reports to determine the sustainability of the KKA unit’s overall driver’s training and recovery operations program
    • Will report directly to the SITP Team Leader on all training conducted
    • Will directly work with International 7 Ton Series Vehicles (MTV) i.e. MR-30 Recovery Vehicle, Fuel/ Water/ Cargo/ Troop Vehicles, M915/916 Tractors, M873 Series Trailer, Up Armored HMMWV (UAH), 10K Atlas Forklift, Ford Ranger (LTV), the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV/ MSFV), and other assigned vehicles IAW Ktah Khas Tashkils
    • Responsible for providing instruction on Operator Level Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and 10 and 20 level Maintenance on the unit’s specified vehicles relating to training and recovery operations
    • Have the ability to instruct unit level military recovery vehicle convoy procedures
    • Provide assistance to the KKA Commanders in the selection and training of the Master Driver and Recovery Specialists Candidates
    • Trainers will be responsible for regularly interacting with US and NATO Coalition military personnel
  • Provide deliverables in an accurate and timely manner

Required Qualifications:
  • The Mechanic Trainer shall have at least 4+ years of experience in US Military mechanic operations at the Operational and Support levels of maintenance, as well as in motor pool operations
  • Served as an E7 or higher
  • Possess certifications in HMMWV maintenance and generator maintenance
  • Requires experience in training outline development, POIs, Lesson Plans, and Training Support Packages
  • Must be familiar with FM 4-30.31 Recovery and Battle Damage Assessment and Repair Field Manual
  • Must have served as a Battalion Maintenance Sergeant or higher
  • Excellent Leadership, Organizational & Project Management Skills
  • Able to clearly communicate in a timely manner both verbally and written.
  • Able to resolve workplace conflict management
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of training development, management, and operations
  • Experience with POI refinement and development
  • Team player -- must be able to professionally interact and work with team members, senior US military/coalition military advisors, and ANDSF leaders and students
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work under challenging deadlines
  • 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
  • Competent with operating Personal Computer Skills & MS Office

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

Secret Clearance: Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Desired Qualifications:

  • Must be DoD Instructor Training Course (ITC) Certified or possess equivalent certification and must have maintenance and repair experience, to include, mechanical systems diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Special Operations experience preferred
  • Should have experience in risk safety management
  • Familiar with relationships between NSOCC-A, CSTC-A, and the ASSF
  • Previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers

  • 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.

IISGTS 125653