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Military Occupational Specialty.

Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.

The tactical wheeled vehicle has long served the Army in a variety of mission critical roles. These roles include direct combat maneuver, and combat support, as well as troop transportation and a myriad of logistical support roles. These capabilities provide much needed agility to the changing needs of forces on the ground.

In order to keep the Army running the wheeled vehicle Mechanic supervises and performs field level maintenance and recovery operations on tactical wheeled vehicles and their associated subsystems i.e. trailers, material handling equipment and remote weapon stations.

Soldier discusses importance of the MOS.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, where the Army will train you to perform field level maintenance on tactical wheeled vehicles.

As a wheeled vehicle Mechanic,you’ll train using a skills based, student centered approach on the fundamentals and principles of troubleshooting and performing maintenance on a variety of systems, including electrical, hydraulics, diesel engines, transmission, steering and suspension, brakes, air conditioning systems and the CROWS (common remotely operated weapon station)

You’ll receive instruction on publications, maintenance forms, shop safety, use and care of hand/power tools and the proper use of Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment while conducting field level maintenance procedures. 

Instructor describes what type of Soldier will succeed in this MOS.

Soldier describes why they enjoyed the training.

After advanced individual training Wheeled Vehicle Mechanics are typically assigned to maintenance teams and sections. While there you will be tasked with providing filed level maintenance support in maintenance facilities, during training events, as well as in forwardly deployed areas of operation.

Your duties may also require you to operate equipment for test-driving and diagnostic purposes and to also conduct recovery of disabled vehicles in a safe and expedient manner.

Military service as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector. Your knowledge, teamwork, and ability to think critically and problem solve are skills that are in high demand.

Soldier describes how the skills in this MOS will help them succeed within the Army and beyond.

Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic is a highly respected member of the combined arms team because they’re the Soldiers that can be counted on to keep the Army rolling.

Soldier discusses what attracted them to this MOS.

Military Occupational Specialty, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.

Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level

Overview

The wheeled vehicle mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles and select armored vehicles.

Job Duties

  • Maintain wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems
  • Inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacement, adjusting and testing of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components
  • Service automotive electrical systems including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems
  • Perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations

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 wheeled vehicle mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
  • Enjoy physical work
  • Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problems
  • Interest in automotive engines and how they work

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.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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 with service stations, auto dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You’ll be able to pursue a career as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator 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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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