Motor Vehicle Mechanic

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Motor Vehicle Mechanic
Where: Fort Picket, VA (DS FASTC)
Type: Full Time
Wage: $22.89 per hour
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and a robust Wellness Program
Skookum's mission is "Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities". Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, visit our website at www.skookum.org to complete an application and upload a resume.
Skookum is seeking a Motor Vehicle Mechanic that would be responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment brought into the shop. The Motor Vehicle Mechanic will diagnose, perform repairs, perform services, and complete all work to meet quality control standards.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections, overhauls and repairs automotive equipment.

  • Work involves 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.

  • Uses operator hoists, wrenches, gauges, cutting torches, grinding wheels, and other general or specialized machines, gauges and tools.

  • Ensures accurate and efficient replacement of parts and makes repairs and/or adjustments to equipment.

  • Maintains accurate records required during performance of job duties.

  • Ensures that all parts used are properly charged and that exchanged items are turned in to the storeroom or properly disposed of.

  • Responsible for safe operations and proper care of materials, tools and equipment, and the maintenance of good housekeeping in the Vehicle Maintenance Facility.

  • Ensures compliance to applicable Quality Assurance Programs.

  • Responsible for maintaining a knowledge of applicable Federal, State, Corporate and Site rules and regulations, and Site-wide operating policies and procedures.


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in Automotive Maintenance required.

  • Automobile Technology Training and Gasoline/Diesel Automobile Technology Certification preferred.

  • ASE certification preferred.

  • Must provide general mechanic toolbox. See attached tool list for minimum requirement.

  • Must be able to use computers and computer software, to include Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

  • Will be required to use repetitive motion, reach, lift, kneel, walk, and stand for several hours at a time.

  • Must be able to lift and push or pull up to 70 lbs. Must be able to carry up to 40 lbs.


  • Must be able to pass Medium Risk Public Trust background investigation prior to start.

  • Valid Driver's License is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum's insurance carrier.

This position is contingent upon contract award and funding. Position anticipated to begin November 1, 2018.
Skookum is an Equal Opportunity Employer- W/M/Veteran/Disabled € Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46-48c) € Skookum participates in E-Verify.

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