Heavy Equipment Operator (PDTE)



The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating military vehicles in accordance with military requirements, safety restrictions and guidelines. This position executes field level maintenance activities, including but not limited to Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), and operator level functions in support of wheel, track, and other tactical administrative or support equipment.


  • Supports equipment inventory processes.
  • Move equipment in support of maintenance requirements, to includes exercise and transport to source of repair.
  • Identify equipment status to include completeness, serviceability, and accountability.
  • Verify part numbers, general quantity or condition, and label or data plate information.
  • Support various stock/supply actions such as audits and inventory.
  • Properly wrap, cover and mark boxes, crates, and all material received for storage.
  • Prepares vehicles, components and basic issue items for movement/shipment.
  • Store material in appropriate/assigned locations ensuring storage site meets weight capacity, space, and security requirements.
  • Check for proper loading and unloading of cargo onto vehicles and trailers.
  • Secure cargo (including BII/COEI, if required) against inclement weather, pilferage and damage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet organizational/operational objectives.
  • Job duties and responsibilities may change due to contractual requirements.

  • Work will typically be in a motor pool, there will be times when an employee is exposed to extreme cold and/or hot weather conditions.
  • Employee will be required to conduct activities outdoors requiring exposure to hot, rainy and cold conditions.
  • Additional support requirements maybe conducted in a temperature-controlled environment, with some exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, copy machine and printer.
  • Must be able to lift at least 35 lbs.
  • May be required to wear a face mask.
  • Must be able to properly wear all required PPE.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A
  • Two (2) years of related experience.

  • Must be able to pass the standard background check.
  • NACI clearance required.

  • Knowledge of Technical Manuals (TMs), Supply Catalogs (SCs), Components Hand Receipts, and Shortage Annexes.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced environment, and interact with higher levels or military and government officials
  • Ability to work well under pressure, sometimes with short deadlines.
  • Knowledge of applicable supply regulations, policies, and procedures relating to receipt and/or issue of accountable items.

  • Responsible for the diagnostic, Inspects, tests, perform minor repairs, and operates wheeled equipment (commercial and Military) to determine equipment serviceability and proper operation.
  • Experience in performing Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services in accordance with the current Technical Manual
  • Identify, track and report equipment status to include completeness of repairs and serviceability.
  • Communicate with the Source of Repair Lead Mechanic daily
  • Operates Material Handling Equipment in accordance with military requirements.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to interact at all levels.
  • Ability to effectively manage operational work load increase
  • Possess high ethical standards and demonstrate professionalism
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be able to work in a team-based, highly collaborative environment.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Other duties as assigned to meet organizational/operational objectives


We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.