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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Fort Irwin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC position, is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility and is part of the CA MATES Fort Irwin.

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The primary purpose of the SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-5801-8/10, is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.

May make additional selections within 90 days of eligible(s) issuance.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

5801 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in the California National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. If you are interested in joining the California National Guard, please contact a California National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Compatible Military Assignment and Grade are required. Military technicians must be assigned to a military position in the same unit which they are employed or, in a unit that is supported by the employing activity. Military technicians must hold the military grade specified for the position.

Priority Areas(s) of Consideration:

Priority consideration is first given to the areas below.

AREA I= Current California National Guard employees who are serving on a Permanent/Indefinite/Temporary appointment.

AREA II= Current California National Guard members.

Military Grades: E-1 through E-8


Recruitment/Relocation Incentive IS NOT authorized.


Relocation Costs IS NOT authorized based on determination that Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move is not in the Government best interest.

Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.

Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Security Clearance: at a minimum a National Agency Check is required.


General Experience: Experience or training which demonstrates knowledge of equipment to be able to do routine jobs, simple preventative maintenance tasks, and is able to use common tools and equipment in the line of work.

SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-5801-08 (Trainee): Must have at least 12 months experience using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs; Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories; Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments; Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships; Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics

SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-5801-10: Must have at least 18 months experience 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; Experience in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.

TRAINEE POSITION: Applicants not meeting full qualifications for the WG-10 position indicated above may be considered for WG-08 trainee, if qualified. Statement-of-Difference of qualification requirements for each are indicated. If appointed as trainee, the selectee may be non-competitively promoted to WG-10 upon meeting full qualifications and recommendations of supervisor.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Instruct
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Trouble Shooting



Keywords: Department of Defense, Fontana , Surface Maintenance Mechanic, Other , Fort Irwin, California

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