Marine Machinery Mechanic Leader

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 18, 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.

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: The 99th Regional Support Command, Area Maintenance Support Activity 91, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Description of the Working Environment: Work will be performed primarily in a maintenance shop setting.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • The business travel requirement is 10%.

  • 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 an annual medical examination.
  • 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 Repairer 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: Under close supervision, I have experience repairing components of marine equipment, such as steering assemblies, power drives, main propulsion reduction gears, engines, sea valves, compressors, and fuel pumps. I am familiar with standard formulas, shop mathematics, trade theories, and industry practices. I have used testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools to perform my work. I sometimes perform work leader duties, such as, providing instructions, answering questions, or demonstrating proper work procedures while ensuring rules and regulations are followed.

    Physical Effort Required:

    Frequently handles objects weighing up to 75 pounds, and occasionally carries objects weighing 75 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 incumbents 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, and abilities) in the following areas:

    • Knowledge of Technical Practices
    • Ability to Interpret Instructions and Specifications
    • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment 

    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. 
    • As a leader, you must comply with the Army Civilian Education System (CES) course and timeline requirements. The Foundation Course (FC) must be completed within one year of placement into a leader position. For information on CES, please visit the following website:

    Not Applicable


    Duties of this position include:

    • Providing instructions to co-workers
    • Demonstrating proper work procedures while ensuring regulations are followed
    • Performing complex repairs on marine machinery such as steering assemblies and power drives.
    • Repair and rebuild engine components, sea valves and compressors
    • Testing equipment

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