Overseas Jobs


Tank Turret Mechanic


Qualifications & Competencies:

    This is a position with a physical rating of heavy. Must have a minimum of Five (3) years maintenance experience on vehicular-mounted armament and tank turrets. Must be able to inspect, repair and adjust major integrated electronics systems such as main guns and missile fire control; integrated optical sightings systems; intertribal and navigation and GPS system and various computer systems. Performs inspections and repairs of gun mounts; serves as in shop and filed contact mechanic. Thorough knowledge of Army technical publications helpful. Security Clearance required. U.S. passport required. Must pass a pre-employment physical, due to the harsh living and working conditions. Must also pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. This is a one (1) year assignment. Expect to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Salary: $90,000 income potential with competitive benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs direct maintenance repairs on the mechanisms/systems of tank turrets/ weapons fighting vehicles, and other infantry weapons including inspection, repair.
  • Adjust major integrated electronic systems such as main gun and missile fire control; integrated optical sighting systems, inertial navigation and GPS systems and various computer systems.
  • Performs inspection and repair of gun mounts; inspects and repairs elevation and traverse mechanism systems including gear boxes, motors and race rings.
  • Incumbent serves as in shop and field contact mechanic and inspector of combat weapons systems such as M1A1/ M1A1ED, M1A2; M1A2SEP; M109A5 and A6; M2; M3; M901; M198 and various prototype vehicles, such as the battle command vehicle.
  • Converse with equipment operators to ascertain problems with equipment before breakdown, and to determine if breakdown is down to human error or mechanical problems.
  • Provide technical advice and assist in the assembling and disassembling of the mechanisms and systems of turrets, cupolas, tank weapons, and self-propelled artillery.
  • Repair electronic equipment such as computers, industrial controls, audio and video systems, radar systems, telemeter, and missile control systems, transmitters, antennas, and servomechanisms, following blueprints and manufacturer’s specifications as well as using hand tools and test instruments.
  • Inspects, tests, adjusts components to specific tolerances. Determines shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, optical, and electromechanical assemblies, sub-assemblies, modules and circuit elements with common and system design test equipment.
  • Responsible for repairs of unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components and parts and replacing defective components and wiring.
  • Adjusts mechanical parts using hand tools and soldering iron.
  • Assists in correcting malfunctions on the mechanism / systems of turrets, armament weapons, and cupolas.
  • Inspects and troubleshoots fire control systems components, towed artillery fire control systems, and tank armament systems.
  • Provides technical advice and assists in assembling and disassembling the mechanisms of all line replaceable units in track vehicles.
  • Test faulty equipment and applies knowledge of functional operation of electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction.
  • Tests electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using, and oscilloscopes signal generators, ammeters and voltmeters.
  • Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.
  • May enter information into computer to copy program from electronic component to another, or to draw, modify or to store schematics, applying knowledge of software packages used.

Living and Working Conditions:

    Extreme danger, stress, physical hardships and possible field living conditions associated with this position within a desert camp complex.

    Ability to function during an extended assignment at a foreign, in-country facility exposed to seasonal temperature extremes. Ability to cope with shared cafeteria, bath and sleeping quarters. Must be able to walk, kneel, bend and stoop, and have correctable vision. Supervised by the Site Manager or Senior Human Resources personnel. Only those willing to work and live under these conditions should apply .