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KBR APS-3: Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Mech III) in Charleston, South Carolina


APS-3: Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Mech III)

KBR executes a contract for the US Army to provide Maintenance and Logistics services for the Army’s Prepositioned Warstock set #3 (APS-3) at the Army Field Support Battalion - Charleston, located on the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. The Maintenance Department consists of 180-210 employees in nine maintenance shops across 12 facilities, and provides Field Level Maintenance on the full spectrum combat and tactical equipment assigned to the program.

KBR is seeking highly qualified mechanics with automotive maintenance training and experience to work in our wheeled vehicle and trailer shops. Certifications and proof of qualifications should be provided with resume at the time of application. The hiring manager reserves the right to review and validate qualifications to determine the best fit candidate.

Position Description (per SCA Directory of Occupations):

The Motor Vehicle Mechanic repairs, rebuilds, or overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks or tractors. Work involves most of the following: Diagnosing the source of trouble and determining the extent of repairs required; replacing worn or broken parts such as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts; grinding and adjusting valves; rebuilding carburetors; overhauling transmissions; and repairing fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems. In general, the work of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent.

This position requires computer literacy.

General Responsibilities:

This Motor Vehicle Mechanic is among the most seasoned and trained mechanics in the Automotive Maintenance Shops within the Maintenance Department. This mechanic will perform field level automotive maintenance on all automotive tactical and combat equipment assigned or work-loaded to the APS-3 program. May be eligible to lead a team of 8-12 lesser qualified or experienced mechanics. Uses government furnished special tools, property, and facilities to perform responsibilities.

Performs varied duties including:

Field level maintenance on US military automotive equipment. Includes diagnostics, parts identification and requisition, servicing and repair in accordance with technical specifications and specified repair times.Limited A/C repair and service on a wide range of automotive and material handling equipmentMaintain maintenance records and documentation in accordance with government regulations and local policiesProperly use, store, account for, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste used and generated in the performance of duties. Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and procedures for handling and disposal of hazardous materials.Movement of materiel and assets with forklifts and dollies Upon notification from the government, deploys to support issuing or receipt of equipmentMust be capable of getting a minimum of a SECRET security clearanceQualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with a valid U.S. Passport

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC)

  • Must obtain and maintain local base access

  • Certificate of training from vocational school or other recognized source with a major study in automotive maintenance, automotive technology, or other related field

  • Completion of the basic automotive mechanics course, or equivalent a plus.

  • Completion of the advanced automotive maintenance course, or equivalent a plus

  • Prior military maintenance training and experience on tactical and combat vehicles a plus

  • 8 years’ experience in directly relevant work

  • In lieu of formal course work, a combination of college credits, ASE Certifications, on-the-job training, other formalized training, or experience may be considered

  • Ability to comply with all established environmental regulations, methods, quality standards, and time schedules applicable to this position

  • Ability to interpret and apply technical instruction, schematics, and diagrams

  • Possess personal tools that meets the required tool list

  • Possess a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator License. Must obtain and maintain local base access

  • Meet government specified requirements to be deployable, including annual health screenings, training requirements, and passport

  • EPA certification in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program to be compliant with section 609 of the Clean Air Act is a plus

  • ASE Certified in A or T series is a plus

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.