Perform Inspections and advanced diagnostics at the direct support and general support level of maintenance and repairs of M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M1A2 Tank Family of Vehicles, M88, M113, M109 Paladin and other track vehicle variants.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Trains mechanics in troubleshooting and diagnostics of equipment within the speciality.
Troubleshoots and repairs the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Family, Bradley Fighting System, Self-Propelled Fire Support Mechanic, and other track vehicles as identified on the density list.
Identifies, maintains, troubleshoots, removes, disassembles, repairs and assembles a variety of equipment and components on the M1Abrams Main Battle Tank Family of Vehicles (FOV), and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle FOV to include laser range finders, fire control systems, sighting systems, elevation control systems, turret drive systems, ballistics control systems, electronic interface systems, and power control panels. This equipment encompasses single and interconnecting assemblies, major components, systems and complete systems undergoing repairs and modifications through several work steps or processes.
Utilizes complex tools, test instruments and a variety of equipment to test item s reliability, suitability, operational capability and serviceability.
Assures conformance with technical publications, specifications, requirements and varied procedural guidance.
Ascertains that electrical characteristics and tolerances of items will integrate with complete systems and/or equipment.
Performs and witnesses individual component sensitivity tests on electronic equipment and systems. Boresights and/or synchronizes weapon, optical instruments and electronic guidance control system.
Installs laser range finder in vehicle; test fires and makes adjustment.
Performs and witnesses alignment of entire systems overall performance on electronic equipment and systems.
Utilizes various types of electrical and electronic meters to test equipment such as Maintenance Support Devices (MSD), signal generators, oscillators, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, ohmmeters, frequency amplifiers, and potentiometers.
Sets up and operates complex computer controlled automatic test equipment (ATE) to test and troubleshoot various components and assemblies of electronic equipment such as the Direct Support Electrical Test Systems (DSETS), modules which contain integrated circuits, and printed circuit boards and assemblies.
Uses various automated systems such as but not limited to Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), Army War Reserve Deployment System (AWRDS), prepositioned equipment management, parts availability, reporting non-conforming or damaged parts and reporting shop equipment failures.
Technical Practices such as the full operational understanding of the M1 Abrams Tank Turret and M1/2 BFV turret to include Bore Sightings and Installation of software upgrades, and Turret Stop Transverse.
Use of measuring instruments such as torques wrench, ohm meter, gunner quadrants, micrometers, calipers, diagnostics equipment to include DSETS and NGATS
Is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the Hull Equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc. such as (suspension, power pack, embedded diagnostics, fire suppression system, system hydraulics to include pressure intensifier, 3 base manifolds, High Lift Assembly (HLA), Jettison, operations and testing of the plow assembly.
Performs other related duties as assigned.