Marine Machinery Mechanic

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This is a Military Technician position with the US Army Reserves. Becoming a Military Technician allows you to experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the US Army Reserve Military Technician program. This enables you to receive full civil service benefits and military reserve benefits. Military Technicians are a vital link between the US Army Reserves and civil service and are one of the most important keys to combat readiness.

This position is located at: 99th Regional Support Command, Area Maintenance Support Activity 91, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Description of the Working Environment: Work is typically performed in a maintenance shop setting and on watercraft.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • The business travel requirement is 5%.

  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

  • This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
  • This position requires a Personnel Security Investigation.
  • This position requires a pre-employment and annual physical.
  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the screen-out element described below.

    Screen-Out Element:  Ability to do the work of a Marine Machinery Mechanic without more than normal supervision.  Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further.  To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience or show the ability to do the following:  repairing components of marine equipment, such as generators, diesel engines, air compressors, fuel pumps, condensers, and saltwater cooling systems; installing or maintaining safety devices and automatic equipment, familiar with standard formulas, shop mathematics, trade theories, and industry practices. Used testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools to perform work.

    Physical Effort Required:  Frequently handles objects weighing up to 45 pounds, and occasionally carries objects weighing 45 pounds and over for considerable distances.  Required to push, pull reach, walk stand, crawl, kneel, bend, and work in cramped positions over and under machinery of all types for sustained periods of time.  Some work involves ascending and descending narrow vertical ladders or staging, often while carrying tools and equipment.

    Working Conditions:  Usually performs work inside and outside exposing you to prevailing weather conditions, noise, and intermittent slippery or uneven surfaces.  Work is frequently performed in cramped areas of ships with minimum light and ventilation, and in areas with high temperatures.  You will be constantly exposed to moving objects, elevations, and sharp edges with the possibility of cuts and bruises, and to noise and vibration from machines, Incumbents are also exposed to the possibility of an electric shock when working on wet surfaces and of serious injury from slipping and falling while working from ladders and staging. 

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Skill in using hand and power tools
    • Ability to troubleshoot
    • Knowledge of technical practices


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

    Not Applicable

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