Heavy Equipment Mechanic (44th MED)


The Heavy Equipment Mechanic (HEM) is responsible for the diagnostic and repairs of military/civilian light, medium and heavy wheeled equipment. Works within a team of other mechanics. Troubleshoots malifunctions, service and operates wheeled equipment using conventional and digital multi-meters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, frequency counters, oscillioscopes, circuit card testers, transistor testers, and hand tools.


This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on wheeled vehicles and trailers equipment.
  • Inspects, tests, and operates wheeled equipment (commercial and military) to determine equipment serviceability and proper operation.
  • services equipment with fuel, oil, water, coolant, hydraulic fluid, refrigerant, and compressed air, disassembles and assembles malfunctioning accessories and components.
  • Removes, disassembles, repairs, cleans, treats for corrosion, assembles, and reinstall components and accessories.
  • Disposes of hazardous materials and waste in accordance with all state, local, and federal environmental standards and regulations.
  • Operates, cleans, inspects, and services wheeled equipment for maintenance purposes.
  • Practices good housekeeping, property accountability control, Foreign Object Damage prevention and safety at all times.
  • Additional responsibilities include working with a variety of repair and test equipment including welders, torches, pressure testers and electrical testers and various other test equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet organizational/operational objectives.
  • Job duties and responsibilities may change due to contractual requirements.
  • The Heavy Equipment Mechanic receives guidance and direction as necessary from the Maintenance supervisor and/or Maintenance Lead with regards on policies, directives and professional development.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent. One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.
  • Must possess a Valid State Driver's License
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Three (3) to six (6) years of experience in wheeled equipment maintenance or equivalent.

Other Requirements
  • Frequent exposure to conditions of inclement weather, extreme heat and cold, high/low humidity, blowing sand and dust, and working in confined spaces and at heights.
  • A normal work week is 40 hours (5 days a week).
  • Must be willing to work additional hours when mission requires.
  • Applicant must furnish their own serviceable, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant, tools, that are appropriate for their required duties. Tools must meet the OSHA Regulations 1910 Subpar P.

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