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Heavy Equipment Mechanic (DPW)



Full Time

On Site


Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States


The Heavy Equipment Mechanic (HEM) works under the guidance of the Team Lead and Supervisor. The HEM will operate and inspect various types of tactical vehicles, non-tactical vehicles and heavy construction equipment in order to perform troubleshooting actions and diagnose defects; examine parts for damage or excessive wear; repair or replace parts as required; service, repair, rebuild, overhaul and maintain the aforementioned types of equipment, as well as major assemblies and components of that equipment including engines, transmissions, fuel injection systems, hydraulic systems, ignition systems and electrical systems.


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


  • Inspects, tests, and operates wheeled and Construction equipment, including Scrapers, Bulldozer, back-loaders, Road Graders, tractors and lawn mowers 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 reinstalls 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 and Construction equipment for maintenance purposes.
  • Practices good housekeeping, property accountability control, 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 to name a few.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) to six (6) years' of experience in Automotive/ General Equipment maintenance or an equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License.
  • Applicant must provide their own tools (general mechanics tool set)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background test

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to service and repair tactical, non-tactical, commercial and construction equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and cooling systems and components on various construction equipment, tracked vehicles, lawn equipment and other small engine systems in accordance with appropriate procedures and publications.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret U.S. Army Technical Manuals with relation to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to verify serviceability of equipment, determine the economic reparability of the item and determine the extent of maintenance effort and repair parts required to restore the item to the prescribed serviceable condition.
  • Possess knowledge of safety and environmental issues as they related to vehicle maintenance.

Working Environment:

  • Work is generally conducted in a shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the outdoors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic condition.
  • Work requires stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolong sitting and occasional working in cramped and awkward position.
  • 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, which may require travel 10% of the year.
  • In addition to COVID Pandemic, you may be required to where a mask.

Installation Requirement:

  • To be qualified for this position you must comply with the government customer’s requirement that you either provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, or agree to undergo and provide results of weekly COVID-19 testing.

  • As of now, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 you must have received either two doses of Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine, two doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine, two doses of Moderna Vaccine, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, and two weeks must have elapsed after the final dose was administered.

  • This definition may change in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  • Compliance with this directive is an essential function of the position and is a condition of employment.

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.