Automotive Mechanic

Department of Defense Kirtland AFB, NM
* Duties

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* You must be a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard to be eligible for this position

This National Guard position is for a AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC, Position Description Number D0348P01 and is part of the NM 150th SOW Logistics Readiness Squadron, National Guard.

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* Inspects general condition of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles to determine overall vehicle condition, cause of malfunction or need for repair. Diagnoses malfunctions by visual or auditory examination methods. Uses complex test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, volt meters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges to determine exact nature or extent of repairs or adjustments necessary.

* Performs required repair of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles as assigned, using independent judgment and own initiative on the repair work. Performs Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTOs), including scheduled and special inspections. Determines when and how far major components should be torn down; what parts and mechanisms can be reworked, refitted, or replaced with new parts and the type, extent and alignment required, using technical orders, commercial manuals or local directives.

* Performs body repair and corrosion control, repaints and refinishes surfaces as required. Repairs and/or replaces body parts, locks, glass etc and determines if additional repairs are required. Repairs may be accomplished by using welding equipment, power tools, hand tools and other specialized equipment. Cleans, tests and repairs radiators/oil coolers and associated parts. Replaces or repairs tires and tubes and balances wheels.

* Prepares, maintains and submits maintenance work orders for man-hour and data collection accounting. Records work performed or delayed and parts or maintenance required.

* Assists in review and maintenance of technical orders, operating instructions, commercial publications, MAJCOM and local publications, as well as other pertinent directives.

* Assists in establishing and maintaining adequate bench and special stock support levels and appropriate tools and equipment. Uses and maintains shop equipment. Researches or assists in requisitioning materials, parts and equipment necessary to perform the vehicle maintenance/management mission.

* Evaluate effectiveness of instruction, maintains individual and section training and qualification records.

* Assists in conducting the local occupational safety and health training program, to include compliance with directives and procedures for proper disposal of hazardous waste products.

* Operates general and special purpose vehicles, base maintenance and materials handling equipment, as required to support the unit mission.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

5823 Automotive Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: Enlisted (E-5 and below)

Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 2T1XX and 2T3XX

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training performing a variety of complex automotive maintenance procedures without assistance. Experience which demonstrates knowledge and use of a wide variety of test and measuring instruments in identifying the need for repair and adjustment or in checking the tolerance and fit specifications of repaired components and assemblies.