Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Job Locations IQ-Iraq
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(1/17/2020 1:26 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic for our current contract located on Camp Taji in Iraq.


  • Performs repairs and maintenance on a variety of heavy equipment including, but not limited to, heavy trucks, trailers, cranes, forklifts, container handlers, back-hoes, trenchers, loaders, graders, scrapers, compactors, dozers, skid steers, and associated equipment
  • Performs heavy equipment maintenance activities including installation, repair, trouble-shooting, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance
  • Disassembles and reassemble engines and mechanical units to inspect and diagnose parts using computerized test equipment, calibration devices, gauges, etc.
  • Repairs and overhauls mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment
  • Calibrates load monitoring indicators to ensure safe and reliable lifts
  • Rebuilds hydraulic cylinders, valves, planetary drive units, suspensions, springs, bushings, and kingpins
  • Replaces seals and bearings, axel brakes, and crane rigging
  • Provides input and data for processing work orders, invoices, equipment repair records, and activity reports
  • Adheres to all established safety policies and standards to include identification, use, and proper procedures for handling or disposal of hazardous waste
  • Performs recovery operations as needed
  • Acts as point-of-contact for maintenance issues in absence of Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent minimum two (2) years of heavy vehicle and materials handling maintenance experience in a civilian heavy equipment/military/tactical environment
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Prefer Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Certification and experience
  • Specialized knowledge and skills in diesel and heavy automotive repair and maintenance
  • Skilled in replacing major components and parts on engineering and construction equipment
  • Practical understanding of theory of hydraulics (Pascal Theory), pulley, and gear ratios
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, blue prints, and technical drawings
  • Knowledge of diagnostics and ability to conduct technical research on the computer
  • Relevant overseas government contracting experience preferably with the Department of Defense
  • High efficiency with Microsoft Office Platforms (Excel, Visio, Power Point and Word)
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in a foreign language

Working Conditions

  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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