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Army National Guard Units SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC INSPECTOR in Camp Mabry, Texas


This position is located within the J4, CSMS, and is located at Camp Mabry, in Austin, TX. The purpose of this position is to serve as an inspector of surface maintenance vehicles and equipment to ensure that physical and operating characteristics are within acceptable standards and specifications. Duties involve complex inspection work, requiring a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, at remote worksites or field installations where a supervisor is not readily available.


Surface Maintenance Mechanic Inspector Inspects a large variety of heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles such as attack tanks, large cranes, tank retrievers, fire trucks, bridge transporters, armored vehicle launched bridges, bulldozers, road graders, crawler tractors, power shovels, self propelled earth compacting equipment, self propelled artillery, etc. Inspects complex, interrelated mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and electrical systems, equipment and their components while in operation or in a standby condition. Inspects equipment to determine repairs needed. Utilizes established Maintenance Expenditure Limits (MEL) to evaluate economic feasibility of repair(s). Inspects the full range of equipment as described above at remote worksites in support of field organizations, field units during field exercise training periods, or before major pieces of equipment are sent for repair to a supporting maintenance facility. Performs other duties as assigned. The full Position Description (PD) can be found at the following link:

WG-5801-12, NGD1286000


Conditions of Employment

Appointment Factor(s): This is an Indefinite Excepted Service position open nationwide including, members assigned to the Texas Army National Guard. Indefinite appointments are used when there is a need for a temporary position to extend beyond one year or management expects the position to become permanent at some time in the future. Competitive procedures must be used when filling a position on an indefinite basis. Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes: All currently employed full-time permanent, indefinite, and temporary personnel of the Texas Army National Guard. All current members of the Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard Incentives: Acceptance of a military Federal technician position may result in termination and / or repayment of military incentives. Please check your contract and contact your servicing Education Services (Incentives) office or the Recruiting/Retention office. Remarks: The Texas National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Texas Army National Guard Membership is required. Position is advertised as Indefinite for any new applicants to the agency. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Compressed Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, 0630-1700 hours. This is a Bargaining Unit position. Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position. Direct deposit is mandatory. Military Requirements: Compatible Military Assignment (per UMR): Applicant must be Duty MOS assigned to a compatible position in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations upon selection. If selected and not currently Duty MOS assigned, entrance on duty date will be delayed until assignment in the appropriate Duty MOS is verified. ECMF: 25, 91, 94

WOBR: 91 Rank Spread:

Enlisted: NTE E-9 (SGM)

Warrant Officers: NTE W-2 (CW2)


To qualify at the WG-12 grade level your resume must include relevant experience with beginning and ending dates of employment/experience reflecting the following: Specialized Experience Required Must have at least 18 months experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems. Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment. Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems. Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.


There is not an educational requirement for this position.

Additional Information

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