Army Reserve
A light weight vehicle mechanic services a water tanker's brakes

Construction Equipment Repairer (91L)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment that are needed for construction operations.

Job Duties

  • Maintain and replace brake actuators, batteries, starter motors, mechanical fuel pumps and hydraulic cylinders/pumps/control valves
  • Service drive shafts, universal joints, service brake shoes, water pumps and turbochargers
  • Maintain and replace cylinder heads, high-pressure fuel injection pumps and road wheels
  • Adjust engine speed of governor/valves, carburetors, steering brakes, fuel injector racks and steering unit brake levers
  • Charge suspension accumulators, transmission shift accumulators and main hydraulic accumulators

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a construction equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training, where you spend part of this time in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine repair and tune-up
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repair and replace body panels, fenders and radiators
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic systems

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in math, electricity and shop mechanics
  • Experience using tools
  • Interest in electric motors and appliances
  • Good at solving problems

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 92
OR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 87, General Technical (GT) : 85

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career at service stations, auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You can also consider a future as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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