GPMS: AFSC 2T3X1A / Fire Fighting and Refueling Vehicle Equipment Mechanic (FARM) (Contingency Hire) - Military Veterans

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GPMS: AFSC 2T3X1A / Fire Fighting and Refueling Vehicle Equipment Mechanic (FARM) (Contingency Hire)

GPMS Special Purpose Vehicle Mechanic shall enable operations of United States Air Force (USAF) Global Prepositioned Materiel Services (GPMS) for United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)/Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM)/Africa Command (AFRICOM) Areas of Responsibility (AOR).  The range of serves and support include storage, maintenance, out load, reconstitution, exercise, and contingency logistics support.  In addition, responsibilities include maintenance and repair (M&R) of Government Furnished Facilities (GFF), Government Furnished Property (GFP), and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE). In some cases, maintenance and repair of GFF may include minor construction (MC) projects. GPMS materiel may include War Reserve Materiel (WRM), Deployable Air Base Systems (DABS), or other assets necessary to meet theater prepositioning requirements.  The range of services is to ensure success and enable training exercises, theater contingencies, wartime operations, and other specified CCDM priorities. Other locations in the Continental United States (CONUS) or Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) may be included.


  • Performs vehicle maintenance activities on military and commercial design firefighting and refueling vehicles and vehicular equipment.
  • Determines the overall mechanical condition of vehicles and equipment, diagnoses component malfunction and initiates repair actions.
  • Troubleshoot, repairs, adjusts, overhauls, or replaces major assemblies or sub-assemblies such as power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, active and passive restraint systems, fuel, emission, steering assemblies, tracks, brake, hydraulic system components and vehicular equipment attachments.
  • Removes, disassembles, and repairs gasoline or diesel engines and components. Diagnoses, isolates malfunctions and repairs vehicle electrical, emissions, gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel systems.
  • Removes and installs electrical components to facilitate repairs.
  • Repairs components by replacing worn or damaged parts with new or reconditioned parts, grinding, fitting, balancing, or arranging for welding or machining.
  • Tests for leaks and blockage using tanks and flow testers. Selects the proper equipment for set up and prepares metal for welding. Welds, cuts, and repairs vehicle parts and accessories using oxyacetylene, gas-shielded and arc welding.
  • Inspects and evaluates vehicles, equipment and body maintenance functions. Diagnoses malfunctions of major assemblies and subassemblies to determine the extent of repair or replacement or recommend disposition of vehicles and equipment.
  •  Diagnoses, isolates malfunctions, and repairs vehicle electrical, emissions, gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel systems. Inspects repaired or rebuilt parts and equipment to ensure work conforms to standards. Inspects equipment for required modification and installation of safety devices.
  • Solves complex maintenance problems by interpreting layout drawings, specifications, schematics, diagrams, and operating characteristics of vehicles and components.
  • Uses technical orders, commercial manuals or automated systems to determine maintenance procedures and research parts.
  • Troubleshoots, adjusts, repairs, and tests vehicles: alternate fuel, diesel and gasoline engines; fuel, exhaust and electrical systems; clutches; torque converters; transmissions; transfer cases; power takeoffs; drive lines; axles; frames; steering, suspension, dispensing, brake, air, and hydraulic systems; tracks; winches; emission control, heating and air-conditioning systems, active/passive restraint systems and other mounted or special equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and special inspections. Uses technical publications or automated systems in maintaining vehicles to prescribed manufacturers’ maintenance schedules and for researching parts.
  • Ensures special inspections and maintenance on vehicles are performed correctly such as: corrosion control, winterization, storage and shipment.
  •  Properly annotates all maintenance performed on prescribed forms for data collection purposes.


  • May be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions that require wear of hard hats, gloves, steel toed boots, hearing protection, safety glasses and other personal protection equipment (PPE); may be required to push, pull and lift heavy equipment.
  • Use of Land Mobile Radios, cell phones, laptop, and other devices to maintain contact and accountability of work activities.


  • Work will be indoors and outdoors.
  • Exposure to heat, cold, dust, noise, chemicals may occur.
  • Overtime and shift work may be required depending on contractual needs as well as occasional to frequent travel.
  • Employee must comply with all Federal, State and Local regulations and published Company work rules as well as written instructions.
  • Task specific work environment training maybe provided. Must be prepared to function in a wartime or contingency environment to support U.S. interests.


  • Physical requirements include lifting up to 35lb, team lifting up to 50lbs, climbing, extended sitting, or standing, stooping, stretching, and bending.
  • Work may require using and wearing personal protective equipment such as, hearing and eye protection, hard hat and steel-toed boots as well as Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) which may include but not limited to Level III plus/IV Individual Body Armor with both front and back ballistic plates, ACH helmet, clothing (undergarments, shirts and pants and/or coveralls), reflective vests/belts, sound suppression devices, etc.
  • Day-to-day physical requirements may involve standard office activities including sitting/standing for extended periods of time, attending meetings, use of keyboard and mouse repetitively, lifting and carrying less than 20 lbs. frequently, etc.
  • Work requires moderate physical exertion including walking to operating areas and walking up stairs


Specific contract requirements regarding education and experience will prevail.

Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate vehicles and equipment


  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 6-9 years of experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate vehicles and equipment
  • Completion of USAF AFSC 2T3X1A / Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic or another equivalent DOD MOS school HIGHLY Desired.


  • Candidate must also meet Theater requirements.

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.

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