SJS Headquarters

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

    Job Locations US-CA-Ridgecrest
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Skilled Trades
    Recruiter Email
    Recruiter: Phones : Number
    (619) 514-0060
    Recruiter: Phones : Extension
  • Overview

    SJS Executives is currently seeking a heavy vehicle mechanic. Our ideal candidate will be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc.), skilled and knowledgeable in performing repairs, overhauls and rebuilds to complex heavy mobile equipment. The candidate will also have experience operating, repairing and maintaining applicable tools and equipment.



    • Perform construction, earth moving, firefighting, aircraft refueling and comparable industrial or special applications mobile equipment
    • Perform major and minor repairs to all other associated systems such as engine/motors, cooling, hydraulic, fuel, steering and brake.
    • Work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
    • Use visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs
    • Diagnose problems and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. 
    • Familiarity of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and NAVFAC Southwest Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines include a variety of Federal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance shall be provided by the Government as needed.
    • Receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of repairs and maintenance to various heavy mobile equipment.
    • Ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris.
    • At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.
    • Participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required 
    • Participate in briefings when required to do so.
    • Provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
    • Shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
    • Knowledge of the characteristics of vehicles or major systems which are mechanically Requires knowledge of the principles of heavy mobile equipment operation along with high skill in the use of diagnostic equipment to determine reason for mechanical defects or mechanical performance problems.
    • Thorough knowledge of mathematics, be able to read, understand and use technical publications, schematics, equipment operation and maintenance manuals, service and parts manuals and service Guidelines include Federal, military and local regulations, directives and specifications, manufacturer’s literature, technical journals, and reference manuals.
    • Skill in the use of electronic diagnostic test equipment such as emission test analyzers and engine/ignition diagnostic test equipment, multi-meters, pressure gauges, engine analyzers, dynamo-meters, injector testers, flow meters, tachometers, pyrometers and must be familiar with a wide variety of alternate fuel systems and their different theories of operation.
    • Skill in overhauling engines such as 12 cylinder and 1000 horsepower engines, large engines which directly power multiple hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and large multiple, interconnected engine Skill in making difficult, precise fittings and adjustments of moving parts. Skill in improvising, substituting, and altering parts to successfully function in systems for which the parts were not designed or specified.
    • Overhaul and rebuild of transmissions such as those which have braking, steering and differential systems mechanically integrated with the
    • Use of sound judgment to determine the best work methods and work sequences to use in making extensive and complex repairs.
    • Skilled in troubleshooting and examining system deficiencies and identifying faulty components by instrumentation, sight, sound, smell, and touch.
    • Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
    • Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.


    • Valid California state driver’s license 
    • 10 years of experience 
    • U.S. citizenship 
    • OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
    • Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).


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