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Construction Equipment Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment needed for construction operations.

JOB DUTIES
  • Maintain and replace brake actuators, batteries, starter motors, mechanical fuel pumps and hydraulic cylinders/pumps/control valves
  • Service drive shafts, universal joints, brake shoes, water pumps and turbochargers
  • Maintain and replace cylinder heads, high-pressure fuel injection pumps and road wheels
  • Adjust engine speed of governor/valves, carburetors, steering brakes, fuel injector racks and steering unit brake levers
  • Charge suspension accumulators, transmission shift accumulators and main hydraulic accumulators


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, where you spend part of this time in the classroom and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Engine repair and tune-up
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repair and replace body panels, fenders and radiators
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic systems


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in math, electricity and shop mechanics
  • Experience using tools
  • Interest in electric motors and appliances
  • Good at solving problems


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 92

OR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 87, General Technical (GT): 85

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career at service stations, auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies, and state highway agencies. You can also consider a future as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.