Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment that are needed for construction operations.
Maintain and replace brake actuators, batteries, starter motors, mechanical fuel pumps and hydraulic cylinders/pumps/control valves
Service drive shafts, universal joints, service 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
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Other requirements are:
High School Diploma or GED
Must be between the ages of 17 and 34
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Job training for a construction equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training, where you spend part of this time in the classroom and part in the field.
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
Interest in math, electricity and shop mechanics
Experience using tools
Interest in electric motors and appliances
Good at solving problems
30 days paid vacation per year
Montgomery GI Bill (pays full tuition, 8 semesters or 4 years for future schooling programs, college, technical schools, or flight school).
Tuition assistance $4,500 per fiscal year (separate from GI Bill).
Retirement benefits for full-time or part-time service.
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage).
401(k)-type savings plan
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Houston, TX 77064