Heavy Equipment Mechanic Inspector - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   contract

United States



Bowhead seeks Heavy Equipment Mechanic Inspectors to join our team in support of the Maintenance and Supply Divisions at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic Inspectors are responsible for inspecting heavy equipment and establishing what repairs, rebuilds or overhauls of major assemblies are required.

Essential functions will include:

• Analyzing malfunctions and repair or rebuild of heavy equipment, such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors, and pneumatic tools
• Inspecting and testing equipment and circuits to identify malfunctions or defects, using wiring diagrams and specialized testing devices such as compression testers, spring compression testers, motor analyzers, test benches, dynamometers, ohmmeters, voltmeters, or ammeters
• Identifying parts such as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts; transmissions; fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems, for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges
• Diagnosing the source of trouble and determines the extent of repairs required
• Operating and inspecting machines or equipment to diagnose defects and insure operating efficiency
• Following checklists, will ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas
• Consulting technical manuals, publications, schematics, wiring diagrams, and other written directives to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems and to determine optimum equipment functioning
• Inspecting equipment to DA standards of 10/20/30 level repairs
• Requisitioning materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts
• Recording inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, and quantities inspected or graded
• Notifying facility personnel of equipment shutdown


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

• A high school diploma or equivalent is required in addition to at least five (5+) years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic
• Must possess a valid state CDL Driver’s License and be able to maintain/obtain a forklift license
• Any prior experience with government contracts and locations is helpful
• Basic to intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

Physical Demands:
• May be required to perform walking, pushing, lifting and standing for long periods of time.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Lifts between 50 pounds and 150 pounds should be handled utilizing the “two-person” lift technique.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust level. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (https://uicalaska.com/careers/recruitment/).

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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