Part of the future is the construction and growth in the US Army. Working at sites all over the world, the US Army has heavy construction equipment and vehicles that work to improve and construct locations and facilities. There is a lot of construction projects that require personnel and people to repair heavy construction equipment, as well as making sure that their construction equipment is in working order.
Construction is a major part of the ongoing Army mission, and it serves to keep the military readiness of the Army on point and prepared. Serving in this job will entail using and maintaining brake actuators, starter motors, alternators, hydraulic cylinders, batteries, and mechanical fuel pumps. You will learn tune up and engine repair, how to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical equipment problems, and replacement and repair of radiators, fenders and body panels. You will work on a lot of different and varied equipment, and be responsible for identifying and repairing equipment that breaks down, repairing it in support of the Army mission. Repairs on equipment used for rock crushing, asphalt and concrete mixing, road surfacing, air compression, power bridging, pneumatic tools, loading and lifting, rock crushing and quarrying. If you have an interest in shop mechanics, electricity and math, and a demonstrated ability to use tools, then this may be the job for you. As you rise in experience and rank, then you will eventually be assigned to smaller shops during your Army career, including the eventual opportunity to observe, instruct and train more junior personnel. You will have a chance to work and demonstrate your new skill sets as you learn on the job. Your first duty station will likely be a large shop, where you will continue your training and apprenticeship working with experienced mechanics and shop repair personnel. Training starts with 9 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, and followed by 8 to 29 weeks of individual advanced training in equipment repair. Part of this training you will work on hands on training in the field, and also classroom training. You will have an opportunity to work on equipment including: troubleshooting problems in vehicle engines, electrical systems, suspensions and brake systems.
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Repair trucks, power shovels, bulldozers, as well as graders, and other large construction equipment are often in need of repair. Working as Construction Equipment repairer is a job that is very hands on, working with tools and other equipment to effect repairs.