Mobile Equipment Metal Worker (Title 32)

Posted: October 01, 2020

Company: Army National Guard Units

Employer Type: Other

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type:

Experience Level: Mid Level

Certification Required: Other

Education Required: High School/GED



Salary Range: $35000-$45000


This National Guard position is for a MOBILE EQUIPMENT METAL WORKER (Title 32), Position Description Number D1216000 and is part of the IL CSMS 1, National Guard.

As a MOBILE EQUIPMENT METAL WORKER (Title 32), WG-3809-5/7/9, you will repair mobile equipment bodies and metal body components in support of maintenance activities.

Major Duties - This is NOT an all-inclusive list:

  • Disassembles damaged mobile equipment bodies and components to determine nature and extent of damage and required repairs.
  • Performs repair work on damaged equipment components such as fenders, panels, hoods, cowls, truck beds and associated parts such as brackets, covers, clamps, and braces.
  • Repairs bodies by mending, replacing, or fabricating with sheet metals.
  • Fabricates, assembles, and installs a variety of components made of sheet metal for buses, trailers, shelters, and other equipment.
  • Lays out and cuts materials allowing for seams, joints, laps, and shrinkage.
  • Bends and forms metal parts into desired shapes with hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Uses equipment such as shears, brakes, folders, formers, crimping, burring, and bending machines.
  • Assembles and fastens fabricated parts by installing bolts, rivets, screws, soldering, and welding.
  • Repairs folds, wrinkles, creases, and large tears in fenders, doors, and roofs using hammers, dolly blocks, spoons, bending irons, mallets, sanders, grinders, files and hydraulic jacks.
  • Prepares surfaces for painting by filling and sanding.
  • Removes and replaces damaged fenders, quarter panels, and top panels by cutting and welding with oxyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment.
  • Repairs radiators, fuel tanks, and similar items by straightening, soldering, patching, tube rodding and splicing, plugging core sections, replacing cores and pressure testing for leaks.
  • Occasionally performs electrical repair work such as removing, splicing, insulating, soldering, and replacing cut or defective wiring on mobile equipment.

Desired Skills

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: Warrant Officer and Enlisted Only - May not exceed the rank of CW3.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which has provided a knowledge of mobile body construction; and the skill to remove, fabricate, reshape and replace or repair such damage as, dents, tears, wrinkles, cuts and creases by cutting, knocking out, welding, filling and sanding.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-09 Level - Must have at least 18 months of experience or training which has provided knowledge of mobile equipment construction and how all components and parts are installed and determine the total extent of damage and repair alternatives. WG-07 Level -Must have at least 12 months of experience or training which has provided knowledge of mobile equipment construction and how various components and parts are installed.
WG-05 Level -Must have at least 6 months of experience or training which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools and make repetitive repairs. Must have basic knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series. Provide assistance to the journeyman by performing the simpler and routine duties of the trade.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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