Every organization that uses equipment has a need for qualified professional mechanics. Working as an Army Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic involves a person in keeping heavy equipment and vehicles in top working order. You will be an integral member of the Army Maintenance Mechanical team. The Mechanic Light Wheel team member works with repair of vehicles and maintenance and repair of trucks, cars, jeeps and other vehicles. The Vehicle Light wheel Mechanic is responsible for performing recovery and maintenance of associated items, light wheeled vehicles, and well as assisting on heavy wheeled automotive and military vehicles. As a member of the Army mechanic team you will be responsible for repairing and tuning engines, following schedules and establishing repair maintenance for Army fleet vehicles. You will work to troubleshoot brakes and suspensions, electrical systems, steering and vehicle engines.
You will inspect and maintain wheeled vehicles, suspension systems, hydraulic steering systems, and power assisted brake systems. Job training for an Army Light Wheel Vehicle repairperson will involve nine weeks of Individual advanced training at Army Basic Combat training. During basic training you will learn how to be serve in the Army as an enlisted person. Following basic training you will go to individual advanced training lasting for 10 weeks where you will work in field repair training and in the classroom. You will focus on vehicle tune up, engine repair and troubleshooting, repairing and replacing of radiators, fenders body panels and other automotive and light wheeled maintenance issues.
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If you have a background in industrial arts, or past experience in vehicle maintenance and repair then you may be well suited for this career. If you work well working with physical work, and have a knack for troubleshooting and repair of mechanical problems, or if you know how to troubleshoot engines and vehicles then this could be a lucrative position for you. Advanced mechanics and light wheel repair people work to train soldiers within the same vocational discipline. You can gain valuable experience that will serve you well in the civilian world, as well as skills you can use as a civilian auto mechanic, or for positions at service stations, farm equipment suppliers, and as a repairperson for state highway agencies.
This is a position that can benefit from the Army Apprenticeship program, and you can work to gain civilian credit while performing your active duty mission.