What Does a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B) Do?

Becoming a Member of the Mechanical Maintenance Team

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A member of the Mechanical Maintenance team, the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic handles the maintenance and repair of light and heavy tactical vehicles and select armored vehicles.

Primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, the job of a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic is an important part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Duties of Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic

Duties Performed by Soldiers in this Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) include:

  • Maintaining wheeled vehicles, associated trailers and material handling equipment systems.
  • Inspecting, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacing, adjusting and testing of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components.
  • Servicing automotive electrical systems including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems.
  • Performing wheeled vehicle recovery operations.

Training Information

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

If you've already mastered the following skills, you'll have a leg up on a U.S. Army career as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic:

  • Interest in auto mechanics
  • Penchant for industrial arts
  • Ability to complete heavy physical work
  • Troubleshoot and fix mechanical problems
  • Interest in automotive engines and how they work

Test Scores

To become a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, you must complete a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you. That test is called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The required score on this test is 92 in aptitude area MM OR 87 in aptitude area MM and 85 in aptitude area GT.

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222222

Other Requirements

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Auto dealers
  • Garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic.

  • Construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

Compensation & Educational Benefits

Compensation for the MOS includes housing, medical, food, special pay, as well as paid vacation. In the U.S. Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.

Army PaYS program

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

According to goarmy.com, these companies participate in the PaYS program:

  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Time Customer Service, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.

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