Vehicle Maintenance Technician – GM Specialist

Job Overview

The Vehicle Maintenance Technician – GM Specialistwill be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for duties listed below and will report to the [Site Motor Pool Supervisor. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments on General Motors engines and vehicles for such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches; change filters and oil, and lubricate vehicles and motor driven equipment.
  • Perform maintenance/repairs on all systems for vehicles under shop maintenance including tire change and wheel balancing.
  • Tune gas and diesel engines and as needed, replace spark plugs, fuel filters, injectors and turbo chargers.
  • Brake System: Repair or replace shoes, pads, drums, hoses, calipers, and cylinders.
  • Cooling System: Flush radiator, replace hoses and thermostat, repair or replace radiator and water pump.
  • Drive System: Repair and replace drive shaft, differential, axle, transmission, and clutch.
  • Electrical System: Repair or replace fuses, batteries, lights, instruments, warning devices, controls and switches, computer controls, modules, alternators, starters, and defective cables and wiring.
  • Exhaust and Emissions Control System: Replace mufflers, manifolds, catalytic converters, and pipes.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning System: Repair or replace heater cores, condensers, compressors, hoses, and controls; recharge air conditioning systems.
  • Hydraulic and Air Systems: Repair or replace hoses, valves, cylinders, compressors, and pumps.
  • Steering and Suspension System: Repairs rack and pinion, steering systems. Align and balance wheels, repair or replace tie rods, ball joints, gear boxes, shock absorbers, springs, steering linkage, kingpins, power steering, hoses, and pumps.
  • Diagnose problems, disassemble units, repair or replace parts, and reassemble units in the following systems:
  • Overhaul GM engines, replace engines, and rebuild vehicle components.
  • Fabricate, modify, and install special equipment or replacement parts.
  • Maintain service logs and records of maintenance on vehicles and motorized equipment.
  • Keep tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working condition.
  • May assist in training lower-level workers in automotive mechanic techniques.
  • Road test vehicles.
  • Complete records, maintain tools and equipment, and perform various clean-up activities.
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Must have ten (10) years’ experience working with General Motors vehicles.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract.
    • responsibilities at an overseas facility.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
    • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
    • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Education/Certification: A high school diploma or GED. Must have valid ASE or similar certification to work specifically on General Motors Vehicles.
  • Licenses and Certifications: Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record and valid truck driver’s license from Home of Record.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, at the time of applying, candidates must possess a valid passport of home country (or have started the process of obtaining one) with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Professional, oral and written English communication skills.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.



  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.
  • Relevant overseas General Motors engine & automotive mechanical experience.
  • Experience working with Amentum.



This position may be in a war zone, in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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