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Combat Vehicle Mechanic (SCA)

Location: Tillicum, WA, United States
Date Posted:
Category: Skilled Trades/Mechanics/Technicians
Requisition ID: 12044
Career Level: Junior
Remote Work Options: On-Site
Clearance Type: None

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Job Description

At General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) we put our Customers at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to protect and enable the men and women who serve, drives us to develop products and systems that give them a clear advantage for mission success. We are looking for passionate individuals to help us deliver innovative, unique solutions to our Customers.

The selected candidate will be a member of the GDLS JBLM/Sumner team.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform trouble shooting on Stryker Family of Vehicles for specific faults, failures and deficiencies.
  • Ability to utilize download equipment to transfer and read data to manage software configuration.
  • Understand and describe acronyms related to turret and related LRU systems.
  • Identify parts through IETM, Schematics and cross reference based on vehicle configuration.
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on family of “Stryker” Vehicles.
  • Troubleshoot and correct malfunctions in automotive systems (power-pack) engine, transmission, cooling, fuel, exhaust, driveline and suspension using built in test equipment (BITE), test equipment and/or manual troubleshooting procedures (MTPs), common and special tools and applicable technical documentation.
  • Repair sub-systems and components, line replacement units (LRU’s) of the “Stryker”. Perform maintenance steps to accomplish repairs will include disassembling, removing and replacing worn/ damaged/defective part(s), adjusting, reassembling and testing using applicable technical documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and correct malfunctions in hydraulic systems common to all “Stryker” or unique to variants of the “Stryker” vehicle.
  • Complete maintenance and administrative forms and other paperwork related to performance of duties.
  • Read and interpret troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures and flow diagrams for systems, subsystems and components.
  • Skilled in computer operation and Microsoft operating systems. (Word, EXCEL and Power-point)
  • Maintain accountability of special tools, test equipment and property and ensuring proper use of personnel protective equipment as deemed appropriate.


Position Requirements: 

  • 3 to 5 years related work experience required.
  • High school diploma or GED Required.
  • Associates Degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills along with professional demeanor that extends to all levels of the organization.
  • Proven progressive problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.
  • Strong strategic thinking, organizational, and judgment skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working independently.
  • Display leadership qualities as well as the ability to articulate directions and effectively train/mentor others.
  • Promote and maintain a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork in achieving business objectives.
  • Experience and/or ability to interact with multiple departmental technologies (i.e., engineering, business, technology, etc.).
  • Knowledge of GDLS products, processes, and military terminology preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Applications.
  • Documented trade school, certified technical training or commercial training.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain ASR requirements
  • Must be able to gain and maintain access to military facilities.


Physical Requirements: 


  • Work in improved and unimproved maintenance facilities as well as field environment.
  • Ability to adjust to customer work schedule changes.
  • Occasional work in confined space within vehicle interior.
  • Potential for exposure to temperature extremes in performance of duties.
  • Normal color vision, Dexterity in fingers of both hands, pickup and carry 70 lbs. for distance of fifty (50) feet.
  • Successfully pass and maintain physical deployment requirements.
  • Successfully pass government/military SRP requirements for deployment.
  • Successfully pass and maintain ASR requirements, military BMI requirements.
  • Meet and maintain requirements of SP 2-644, Normal color vision, Dexterity in fingers of both hands, pick up and carry 51 lbs. for distance of fifty (50) feet.
  • Be able to pass and maintain company deployment requirements
  • Be able to obtain and maintain Successful NACI background for CAC (Common Access Card)
Position Hourly Rate: $34.10 
Position Incentive: Hired applicant may be eligible to receive an annual bonus. 
Benefits Offered: Employees and their eligible dependents are offered medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance plans, disability insurance plans, health spending account, flexible spending account, 401(k) retirement plan and tuition reimbursement. Employees may be eligible for the SCA Health & Welfare Benefit hourly rate, which will vary, based on the employee’s choice of benefit elections. The SCA Health & Welfare Benefit hourly rate ranges from $0.00 to $4.57. 
Employees are also eligible to receive 6.66 hours of vacation per month, 56 hours of sick time per year and 11 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. 


Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company offering a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people across 65 countries worldwide and in all 50 U.S. states, more information is available at General Dynamics Land Systems, is a business unit of General Dynamics, and is an innovative leader of ground combat systems’ equipment and software for our clients. Our performance-driven team partners with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp and other militaries across the Globe to ensure that next generation ground combat vehicles are ready to protect our fighting men and women in uniform. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At General Dynamics Land Systems, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a healthy and secure working environment that empowers team members to build careers that reward. We are focused on supporting an inclusive company that recognizes the value in creating a dynamic team that is diverse.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, General Dynamics Land Systems (“GDLS”) provides all persons with equal opportunity and access to all aspects of employment process, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or membership in any group protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. GDLS also is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation to search or apply for an opportunity with GDLS, please call 586-825-4000 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for assistance and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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