Motor Vehicle Mechanic

Location: San Diego, CA

Department: TSM

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Great opportunity to work in San Diego!

DESCRIPTION: The Motor Vehicle Mechanic is responsible for maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy trucks, and construction equipment. Duties entail performing all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair, including engine and transmission, as well as conducting electrical troubleshooting and diagnostics.


  • Perform all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair on assigned military and civilian vehicles and equipment. These include but are not limited to High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), off-road vehicles, heavy trucks, and prime mover trucks.
  • Perform engine, transmission, and electrical troubleshooting/diagnostics on assigned equipment. Determine required repair parts.
  • Identify and order correct repair parts through Government and/or civilian procurement channels.
  • Repair, rebuild, and/or overhaul assemblies of internal combustion engines, to include replacing worn or broken parts. These include such items as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts.
  • Grind and adjust values, rebuild carburetors, and overhaul transmissions. Repair fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems.
  • Perform front-end alignments, repair tires, tracks, and other components.
  • When deployed, perform all scheduled and general maintenance required to keep assigned vehicles and equipment located off-site in top operating condition.
  • Utilize computer-based repair and parts support databases.
  • Comply with policies and procedures as set forth in the corporation’s Handbook of Policy and Procedure.
  • Comply with provisions of the corporation’s Standard Practice Procedures manual and DoD 5220.22-M when handling classified information to include generating, marking, storing, handling, and destroying classified material.
  • Work, cooperate and communicate, as directed by the Program Manager, with other supervisors, team leaders, and coworkers satisfactorily. This includes the professional, mature acceptance of constructive criticism.
  • Travel as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have experience as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic and be knowledgeable in industry practices, techniques, standards, and general application of concepts and principles.
  • Must have experience in a number of maintenance related fields, usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience. Preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in heavy line, at either a civilian vehicle or military repair facility.
  • Must have an active Secret security clearance.
  • Must have experience in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair support on civilian and military vehicles, to include HMMWVs, off-road vehicles, heavy trucks, and prime mover trucks.
  • Must have experience in performing all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair, including engine, transmission, and electrical troubleshooting and diagnostics.
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in using computer-based repair and parts support databases.
  • Must be willing to deploy to off-site training sites. 
  • ASE Certification a plus.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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