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DHA Announcement Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic

Opening and Closing Dates: 3/2/20 – 3/6/20

Memphis District
Published Feb. 28, 2020

Bob Hill, a heavy mobile equipment mechanic with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, surveys the tornado-stricken landscape of the city during a break in debris removal operations here July 24. Hill is one of more than 300 Corps employees who've volunteered to support federal recovery operations after an EF-5 tornado ripped through the city May 22. More than 8,000 commercial and residential buildings were damaged or destroyed, including St. John's Regional Medical Center, visible in the background. The Federal Emergency Management Agency tasked the Corps with removing debris from public rights of way and some residential properties, constructing temporary critical facilities such as schools and fire stations, and building temporary housing parks.

USACE Memphis District

We are seeking motivated individuals to work in Operations Division


Certain Competitive Service Positions covered by Section 9905

Opening and Closing Dates:  3/2/20 – 3/6/20

Position Title:  Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic

Series/Grade:  XF-5803-10

Full Performance Level:  XF-10

Duty Location:  Official Duty Station is the Ensley Engineer Yard, position requires TDY travel with the Revetment Branch and mandatory overtime. 

Hourly Salary Range:  $24.78 - $28.92

Work Schedule:  Full-Time

Appointment Type:  Permanent

Travel Requirement:   Temporary Duty Travel is over 50% of the time

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens, both internal & external to the Memphis District

Responsibilities/Duties:  Incumbent serves as Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic working as journeyman mechanic on major repairs to engineer equipment as represented by dismantling and replacing parts or components such as shafts, structural members and supports, gears, pistons and rings, bearings, sheaves, clutches brakes axles and electrical systems. Grinds valves, replaces switches, points, condensers, coils, gaskets, bearings and spark plugs; cleans motors; adjust carburetors; and removes heads from engines.

Schedule:  During the Revetment season, typically June through December, all Revetment employees, including this position, travel in various locations along the Mississippi River.  The employees work 12 work days on & have 2 days off.  Employees will be on TDY & will lodge in hotels within the vicinity of the work area.  During the work season this position works typically a 10 hour shift.  During the non-Revetment season, the crew works at Ensley Engineer Yard, Memphis, TN, on either a 5-day/8-hour or 4-day/10-hr.


Qualifications Requirements:  For all qualified employees currently within the Memphis District.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must meet suitability for Federal employment
  • Will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration
  • Personnel security investigation required
  • Drug Test and Physical Required
  • Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities
  • Two year probationary period is required.

How to Apply:  Please provide your current resume, must be readable [preferably .pdf]

  1. Via Email: to:, and copy
  2. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Direct Hire of Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic, Revetment Branch, XF-5803-10
  3. Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm CT on 3/6/2020

Application packages that are received after the closing date, or do not

contain resume will not be considered.