Maintenance and Operations Lead

Location: Fort Richardson, Alaska
Technica LLC seeks to fill a Maintenance and Operations Lead position to perform on a Government contract with a place of performance at Ft. Richardson, AK

·        Manages, directs, coordinates, and oversees the Maintenance work and operations of six subject matter expert maintenance technicians providing support in accordance with the Program of Instruction (POI) approved by United States Army Alaska (USARAK) Maintenance program.
·        Plans and schedules work and production to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjust short-term priorities. Assigns work in consideration of employee skills and mission requirements.
·        Manages all aspects of the maintenance program, to include long- and short-range planning, maintenance training and proficiency, human resources direction, budgeting, etc.
·        Provides technical and administrative advice to Senior through Company level military commanders and staff personnel regarding the surface maintenance programs, fiscal matters, organizational planning, and staffing for all levels of maintenance.
·        Plans and establishes maintenance policies, programs, and procedures to assure effective support standardized Army maintenance regulations f, policies and procedures as well as the USARAK approved POI.  
·        Evaluates accomplishment of the surface maintenance program to ensure systems and programs are functioning properly; effective utilization and maintenance of equipment; and that projects are accomplished within established deadlines.
·        Directs inspections of operating activities to determine the condition of required facilities, the effectiveness of maintenance activities in support of programs, and to ensure coordination between such activities.
·        Inspects and coordinates the correction of maintenance deficiencies affecting unit readiness.
·        Conducts staff conferences to outline priorities and collaborate on budget impacts caused by increased costs, changes in programs and facilities, mission/weapons system changes, and requirements for new facilities or facility remodeling, etc.
·        Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with, or advising, higher ranked officials of other units or organizations.
·        Completely knowledgeable on the disassembly of engines (air-cooled and liquid-cooled), (two-cycle and four-cycle), (V-engines, L-engines, and opposed engines; gas, multi-fuel, and diesel) determining the extent of repair and/or rebuild required. Grinds valves, replaces rods, rod bearing, camshafts, cam bearings, starters, generators, ignition and wiring. Checks and cleans spark plugs; checks, repairs and adjusts magnetos, timing valves, distributors, coils, condensers, etc. Checks, rebuilds, and adjusts carburetors and fuel injection systems. Re-assembles engines or power packs, adjusts and tests on test stand and reinstalls in vehicle.
Transmissions (standard and all types of manual and automatic): Removes transmission, completely disassembles, replaces defective selector rods, gears, pressure pumps, bearings, clutch disks, pressure plates, bands, clutches, pumps, bearings, valve bodies, etc. Reassembles, adjusts, tests and reinstalls on equipment.
Differentials and Final Drives: Removes from vehicle or equipment, disassembles, repairs and/or replaces pinion bearings, carrier bearings, axle bearings, ring gears, pinion gear, differential housing, universal joints, etc.
Suspension: Replaces and adjusts tracks. Replaces and adjusts road wheels and track roller bearings, idler wheels, idler bearings and oil or grease seals; replaces suspension arms, torsion bars, stabilizer bars or springs, etc. Repairs steering and braking systems. (60%)
·        Working alone or with other mechanics, diagnoses and repairs all types of failures in electrical systems (6 to 24-volt) including ignition, lighting and power circuits using various devices and testing equipment. Inspects and tests equipment and units which will not operate or operates improperly. Traces circuits, checks control boxes, generators, distributors, motors, magnetos, and coils as well as magnetic, hydraulic and pneumatic actuated electrical controls, e.g., voltage control units, current controls, series switches, etc.; tests, repairs and adjusts panel instruments, i.e., heat gauges, ammeters, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, etc. Removes, repairs and/or overhauls, reinstalls and performance tests major assemblies (e.g., fuel injection pumps, cylinder heads, alternators, starters, turbochargers, power take-off assemblies, hydraulic pumps and motors, power steering components, clutches, transmissions, axles and winches). Performs repairs to the equipment sub-systems (e.g., cooling systems, electrical systems, brake systems and hydraulic systems.
Repairs power generators. (10%)
·        Diagnoses and repairs fuel system failures; repairs and replaces carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel lines and fuel-injection system components. (15%)
·        Performs engine tune-ups and final adjustments. Uses master mechanics tool sets, special bench tools to include precision instruments and testing equipment. (10%)
·        Performs technical inspection on heavy mobile equipment and related items (except CL VII) to ensure correct identification, serviceability and completeness. Prepares documentation required for turn-in. (5%)
·        Receives written instructions (job orders); oral instructions when required on work problems encountered and concerning priority jobs. Is expected to plan work sequences, select tools and repair parts, and otherwise carry assignments through to completion, referring only the unusual and difficult problems to the supervisor.
·        Work is reviewed by spot check during progress for quality of workmanship, use of accepted techniques, adherence to established practices and standards and use of correct tools and equipment. All work is subject to final inspection that is accomplished through a visual, auditory and operational check made prior to release of vehicle to using unit.
·        Performs other duties as assigned.
·        Expert knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation and working relationships of a variety of Military heavy duty systems, assemblies, and parts as outlined.
·        Incumbent must apply knowledge of how electrical, hydraulic, and other non-mechanical systems tie in with and affect the operation of mechanical systems.
·        Incumbent must possess the skill in using a wide range of diagnostic and test equipment.
·        Ability to apply the guidance found in technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and similar guides are a requirement of the position.
·        Experience to perform overhaul and repair of lighter vehicles, e.g., wheel, track, commercial, industrial, forklifts, trucks, etc., requires similar journeyman knowledge of the makeup, operation, installation, and interrelationship of all components, assemblies and systems of these vehicles.
·        Incumbent must be skilled in removing, tearing down, rebuilding, adjusting, reinstalling and aligning major vehicle components and assemblies.
·        Expert skill is required in the use of hand tools, diagnostic and test equipment, and technical manuals.
·        Knowledge to properly manage hazardous materials when they become wastes; who the emergency coordinator is and what immediate actions are to be taken in the event of a spill; location and use of on-site emergency equipment.
·        Skill to repair power generators.
·        Work is performed inside and occasionally outside.
·        Must have and be able to maintain a SECRET security clearance.
·        Must have eight (8) years experience in military logistics management and operations experience.
·        Must have five (5) years project management experience over Army sustainment and maintenance operations and equipment.
·        Must possess communication skills sufficient to clearly and succinctly correspond, orally and in writing, with senior Army leaders.
·        The incumbent of this test-designated position is subject to random drug testing on an unannounced basis as a condition of employment under the Expanded Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Civilian Drug Testing Program.
·        Subject to random drug testing on an unannounced basis.
·        Must possess a current state driver's license.

 Technica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Technica recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace and are committed to equal opportunity.  Technica provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or other status protected by federal, state or local law. Technica hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  

Technica reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and employees.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Technica encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

Technica offers paid time off, health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance benefits, and 401(k) options to all full-time employees. 

This position description is subject to change at any time. Only persons submitting applications through Technica’s on-line application process will be considered for employment.
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