U.S. Army Reserve Command Heavy Mobile Equipment Repair Inspector in Fort Hood, Texas

U.S. Army Reserve Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Hood, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This is a Military Technician position with the US Army Reserve. Becoming a Military Technician allows you to experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the US Army Reserve Military Technician Program. This enables you to receive full Civil Service benefits and full Military Reserve benefits. Military Technicians are a vital link between the US Army Reserve and civil service and are one of the most important keys to combat readiness.

About the Position:This position is with the 63rd Regional Support Command, Equipment Concentration Site 64, Fort Hood, Texas.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


The duties of this position include:

  • Conduct inspection of heavy mobile equipment and vehicle components repaired by shop personnel.
  • Conduct inspection on a variety of combustion powered automotive vehicles and trucks.
  • Use technical manuals and manufacturer specifications to determine requirements.
  • Evaluate work completed to ensure it has been completed in accordance with standards and specifications.
  • Ensure quality control is maintained.
  • Review work/job orders.
  • Post repairs or services to appropriate records.
  • Complete a variety of inspection reports and forms.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, make adjustments, remove and replace parts, accessories and components.
  • Refer discrepancies to shop supervisor for appropriate action.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • The business travel requirement is 10%
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
  • This position requires a Personnel Security Investigation.
  • This position requires a Class A CDL within 180 days of employment.
  • This position requires a medical examination prior to employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In order to qualify, you must meet the screen-out element described below.

Screen-Out Element: Ability to inspect. You must meet the screen out element to be considered further. To meet the screen out element, you should document experience or show the ability to do the following:

Utilize knowledge of the mechanical make-up, operation and relationship of major systems, components, parts and accessories of heavy mobile equipment to troubleshoot and inspect equipment; utilize knowledge of inspection procedures to examine equipment and vehicles; read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, drawings or guides; use and maintain basic hand tools; troubleshoot and inspect using a variety of diagnostic test equipment, such as compression testers, engine analyzers, injector testers and multi-meters; and analyze test results to locate improperly functioning parts for further repair or replacement.

*Physical Effort Required: *May be required to work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for long periods. May be required to stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time. Work frequently requires climbing on top of equipment or crawling under equipment to inspect various components. Incumbent frequently has to bend, reach, stretch, and crouch. Work is strenuous, often requiring the lifting and carrying of items weighing up to 50 pounds. Moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers.

Working Conditions: Most of the work is done inside where it is drafty and noisy, and fumes from vehicles are usually present. Occasionally works outside, sometimes in bad weather. Dirt, dust, and grease are frequently present. Vehicle fluids, such as battery acid and hydraulic fluids, could cause burns or irritate the skin. There is frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts, bruises, shocks, burns, and strains.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of operation and installation of vehicle components, assemblies and systems.
  • Skill in inspection procedures to examine vehicles and components.
  • Ability to perform operational tests using various tools and equipment.
  • Ability to interpret and apply manufacturer's repair manuals procedures.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable prevailing rate.
  • This is a Career Program Position (CP17).

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Salary Range: $20.96 to $24.43 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5803-10/10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453354000

Job Announcement Number: NCDE165214201825174DR3