Job Title

Motor Vehicle Mechanic

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

The Motor Vehicle Mechanic repairs, rebuilds, or overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks or tractors. Diagnose, analyze and troubleshoot vehicle malfunctions and repair problems.
Essential Responsibilities:
• Maintaining and repairing government vehicles.
• Completing maintenance tickets and repair orders in a timely manner.
• Dispose of waste materials per regulations and applicable laws.
• Stay abreast of latest technology and installation procedures
• Inspects diagnoses and isolates vehicle and equipment malfunctions; troubleshoots, traces and locates defects and/or causes of mechanical problems to determine type and extent of necessary repairs.
• Repairs all assigned vehicles and equipment to ensure they are safe and dependable
• Repairs lighting systems, sirens, wheel bearings, radiators, heating and air-conditioning systems, springs, hydraulic systems, catalytic converters and fuel pumps
• Utilizes on-board computer diagnostic systems and other test equipment in order to test automotive computer control and emission systems; assesses and analyzes malfunctions of machinery using microcomputers, calipers, gauges, and other equipment.
• Interacts with customers to keep them informed of status of vehicles, repairs needed, etc
• Inspects and tests equipment for mechanical defects, and replaces worn parts.
• Removes, replaces, adjusts, or cleans defective parts or components
• Flushes radiators and replaces anti-freeze solutions.
• Perform oil changes, check fluids, diagnose tread wear, replace batteries and trouble-shoot problems. Performs engine tune-ups.
• Utilizes appropriate techniques and procedures in accordance with manufacturer’s specification in armoring vehicles as directed.
• Repairs automotive locks

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma, technical school, apprenticeship, trade school graduate or equivalent required.
• 3 years minimum experience in the problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of light, medium, heavy and/or specialized automotive equipment, other heavy equipment, and FAV vehicles.
• Must be knowledgeable of gasoline and diesel vehicle preventive maintenance programs.
• Excellent communication skills with ability to interact at all levels of management and with subordinate team.
• Excellent record of safety operations and working knowledge of safety standards for motor vehicle mechanical and electrical systems.
• Considerable knowledge of the operating systems used in motor vehicles and equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of the practices and tools used in the maintenance and diagnostics of vehicles and equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of computer, electrical, transistorized and other non-mechanical systems and how they tie-in with and affect the operation of mechanical systems.
• Considerable knowledge of the standard tools, equipment, test procedures and practices used in the repair and preventative maintenance of fleet and training vehicles.
• Good interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Ability to diagnose mechanical and related malfunctions.
• Ability to read technical manuals, references and specifications.

Additional Requirements:
• Must have a valid and current state driver’s license.
• Must understand and be able to use Technical Manuals.
• Must be able to complete paperwork associated with vehicle maintenance and repairs.
• Ability to manipulate and use hand tools and hydraulic equipment.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
• Passing a pre-employment drug screen and a government background check is required.
• Must be able to successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC) within 60 days of hire if required and have a valid driver’s license.
• Must be available for any shift. Willing to work weekends and other hours as needed.
• Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.


Joint Base Lewis McChord


Link to Application

Contact Name

Robin Henderson

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(682) 299-5591