Army Light Wheel Vehicle repair is a specialty that is important to the overall Army mission. Army Light Wheel specialists are part of the mechanical and maintenance team, and it is a job specialty that is important to complete Army readiness and mission operations. The Light Vehicle repair person deals with vehicles such as cars, jeeps, and other light wheeled vehicles that are in the Army fleet, Performing as an Army light Wheel Mechanic you will work on performing various repair tasks, with both repair and maintenance tasks.
You will be responsible for maintenance and repair on various types of Army vehicles, as well as heavy wheeled vehicles as required. Some of the different duties that you may be involved in include repairing and tuning diesel and gasoline engines, repair and troubleshooting of suspension and 4 wheeled systems, finding problems in power assisted brake systems, and maintenance and repair of various types of hydraulic and steering systems. You will work to replace and repair various body parts and broken Army vehicle parts, as well as performing maintenance and regularly scheduled maintenance for numerous types of Army vehicles. You will attend Army basic combat training for 9 weeks and learn about Army enlisted life and basic skills of soldering. Then you will advance to training for 10 weeks and learn about Army repair and maintenance schedules. You will learn using classroom training and on the job training to learn about engine repair, electrical and mechanical systems, fenders and radiators, and how to replace body panels. You will work on repairs in the field, in the classroom, and actual repairs on Army light wheeled vehicles.
If you enjoy working with tools and doing physical work, or if you have experience with auto mechanics and industrial arts then you may be well suited for this job specialty. Skills and training that you receive from the Army is the state of the Art, and you will we well prepared for a civilian automotive career. Aptitude or skills with math and interests in automotive engines and systems, and how they work are also helpful in training to become a successful Army Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. Many skills that you learn in the Army will transfer to occupational credit for automotive apprenticeship programs.