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Vectrus Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Iraq


  • Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor/Lead or applicable Manager, performs full range of field-level maintenance on the Stryker Family of Tactical Vehicles (M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle, M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle, M1128 Mobile Gun System (MGS), M1129 Mortar Carrier, M1130 Commander’s Vehicle (CV), M1131 Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), M1132 Engineer Support Vehicle (ESV), M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), M1134 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), and M1135 NBC Recon Vehicle (NBCRV).


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

  • Conducts scheduled and unscheduled services in accordance with current applicable Technical Manual (TM) -10, -20, and -30 level maintenance on various vehicle systems, follows TM service/lube order criteria, and perform weekly and monthly PMCS, diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions, performs field-level maintenance on the engines, transmissions, and power train major assemblies and components, vehicular mounted environmental control systems, fuel system components, suspension systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, fire extinguisher/suppression systems, vehicular-mounted armament, gun turret drive system, and the fire control system on the Stryker Family of Tactical Vehicles.

  • Performs vehicle test drives and testing of components and systems using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.

  • Uses, maintain, and handles shop power tools.

  • Follows repair procedures using Maintenance Allocation Charts (MAC), as well as USG and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technical manuals.

  • Tests and adjusts repaired systems to meet Military performance specifications.

  • Performs routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.

  • Disassembles units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.

  • Performs battlefield damage, assessment, and repair.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with training in equipment maintenance and management procedures at the field- and sustainment-levels of maintenance.

  • Apprenticeship in Light/Heavy Automobile Repair, Automotive Mechanics, or similar preferred.

  • MOS 91S or equivalent military training preferred (DD 214 or Certificate of Training required to validate training).

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Host Nation Heavy Driver’s License. NOTE: US driver’s license must be valid for at least 18-24 months after hiring date.

  • HAZMAT Handling/Transportation Training desired.

  • 608/609 Certification preferred.

  • Ability to acquire U.S. Passport within 30 days of hiring.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain successful NACI background for Common Access Card (CAC).

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Experience:

  • Approximately two (2) years’ experience as an electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems maintenance mechanic.

  • Approximately three (3) years of hands-on experience as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic with one (1) year at the field- and sustainment-levels of maintenance.

  • Experience maintaining Stryker Family of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles.

  • Skills:

  • Must have knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, use, repair, and maintenance.

  • Familiar with the use of Military electronic or paper version of technical manuals.

  • Ability to read, analyze, understand, and interprets blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, reports, technical publications, and documents.

  • The ability to troubleshoot, determining causes of operating errors and deciding on the proper course(s) of action.

  • Must have excellent communications skills, both written and oral, in English.

  • Ability to work in a diverse workforce.

  • Requires a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.

  • Must exercise discretion and good sound judgement.

  • Knowledgeable of the Army Maintenance Management Principles and Standards.

  • Knowledgeable of physical security of government issued equipment.

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills; must be customer-oriented and divers.

  • Ability to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.

  • Ability to work effectively with employees and management of all levels to include multi-national staff, superiors, and ranking military officers and non-commissioned officers.

  • Must have good understating in the use of Microsoft Office other related applications.

  • Working Conditions:

  • Must be capable of working in an extreme weather conditions with temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Indoor and/or outdoor environment with very adverse and harsh conditions (i.e., hot, dry, duty, desert environment with average temperatures of 30 degrees in the winter and 130 degrees in the summer months).

  • Includes some industrial production environment conditions as well.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to, head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.

  • Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and post policies.

    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.