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Company Name:
Skookum Contract Services
Approximate Salary:
31.30 Per Hour
Washington , District of Columbia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:

Master Vehicle Mechanic

Job Title: Master Vehicle Mechanic

Where: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Pay Rate: $31.30 per hour

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life & Disability Insurance

Work Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift

Posting Date: March 8, 2018

Closing Date: Until Filled

Skookum’s mission is “Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities”.

Applications of individuals with disabilities are preferred.*

Job Description:

  Skookum, an award winning, non-profit organization seeks a Master Vehicle Mechanic to support The Fleet Maintenance at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

  • Follow the proper procedures pertaining to shop safety, standing environmental regulations, maintenance practices and principles and completion of required work order documentation.
  • Perform service, inspections, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of equipment to include, but not limited to, wheeled vehicles, track vehicles, engineer equipment, power generation, and material handling equipment, propane, natural, gas, battery, gasoline and diesel engine-powered vehicles; light, medium, and heavy equipment; trailers.
  • Perform inspection and repair on various brake systems, suspension, wheels, hubs and steering systems, drive- train components and electrical systems.
  • Understand and follow technical manuals, lube orders, wiring and hydraulic schematics to ensure proper diagnosis and repairs.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on A/C systems.


  • Must be Master Mechanic with ASE or equivalent certification, and MACS or equivalent certification.
  • Must have light, medium, and heavy truck experience; minimum three years of verifiable experience.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow technical manuals to ensure proper diagnosis and repair.
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot repairs on gasoline and diesel engines, various brake systems, drive-train components, suspensions, wheels, hubs, and steering systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to use computers and vehicle maintenance computer software and Microsoft applications.
  • Basic operating knowledge of Tactical HMMWV’S and engineering equipment.
  • Military and or commercial maintenance background preferred.
  • Ability to obtain OSHA 10 hour Industrial Safety Course with-in 30 days of start date.

Security Requirements:

  Must be able to pass a background check, online DOD Cyber Awareness Course and obtain a Common Access Card.

Driving Requirements: Valid State Driver License (CDL A) is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum’s insurance carrier.

Note - Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated pre-employment medical examination and drug screening for the position. Candidates must meet federal guidelines in order to be considered for this position.

A Skookum application is required (may be accompanied by a resume). Please visit our website at to apply.

Skookum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Skookum participates in E-Verify. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity, eligibility to work in the United States and must complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

*Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46-48c)/AbilityOne Contractor