Motor Vehicle Mechanic Lead

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Motor Vehicle Mechanic Lead
Where: Fort Pickett, VA (DS FASTC)
Type: Full Time
Wage: $ 24.89 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 results driven and adaptable Lead Mechanic. The Lead Mechanic is responsible for leading up to 14 Mechanics and Autoworkers by delivering a quality product to the customer on schedule.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews all technician work-in-progress to ensure quality and timeliness.

  • Must be knowledgeable with all maintenance levels of service and repairs and be able to guide and mentor all assigned mechanics and autoworkers on proper service, repair and troubleshooting techniques on assigned equipment.

  • Must be able to identify problems, often using computerized diagnostic equipment.

  • Ensure that all forms and records are properly annotated and all required reports are submitted in a timely manner.

  • Ensure that completed contract units meet quality specifications.

  • Instruct, lead, and encourage efforts of personnel being supervised.

  • Plan work procedures using charts, technical manuals, and experience.

  • Perform repairs to manufacturer and customer specifications.


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Automotive Maintenance industry. The ideal candidate should have experience in several of the following areas: automotive air conditioning, brakes, drivability, vehicle front-ends, and transmissions.

  • Automotive Technology program certification preferred.

  • ASE certification preferred.

  • Must be knowledgeable with all types of automotive repairs/maintenance.

  • Must be knowledgeable in all areas of shop operations, shop safety, and HAZMAT regulations.

  • Must demonstrate ability to train, instruct, and mentor new and existing employees.

  • Must demonstrate organizational and leadership skills.

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

Physical Demands:

  • Must have ability to work effectively under pressure and maintain stamina to perform assigned duties.

  • 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 carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to push and pull up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to work independently at a fast pace. Must be able to work up to a 40 hour work week.


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

  • Valid Driver's License is required although a CDL Class A Driver's License is preferred. 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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