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Replaces PD#:  R8889000



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Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.


Reviewed By: MYRA LOCKIE

Reviewed Date: 04/27/2006


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PD released as part of CRA 06-1022 - ARNG Two Level Maintenance (2LM) Pkg II


This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The primary purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, and inspections on the electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical components on armored vehicle turrets

(1) Performs maintenance on the electrical system of the turrets. Repairs the stabilization control systems, circuit breakers, distribution boxes, cables, and wiring system, points and all other electrical components in the turret. Replaces Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)

(2) Tests and repairs electrical test sets that are used to test the electrical systems of the tank turret. Follows schematic diagrams and relays to determine if there is malfunction in the test equipment.

(3) Repairs the hydraulic system, which provides the pressure to elevate and traverse the gun and rotate the turret. Repairs hydraulic valves which control the motion to ensure safety, these are controlled by electrical solenoids. Repairs the hydraulic motors, the elevating systems, the recoil systems and all other hydraulic parts and components in the turret.

(4) Repairs all mechanical parts involved in turret traversing, such as the traversing gearbox including the clutch assembly, and turret races including cupola bearings. Repairs the gears and bearings in the gearbox. Repairs all small gear drive components including those required to raise and lower the gun.

(5) Services the gun by exercising the recoil system to check for leaks in the seals. Borescopes the gun tube to check for wear. Makes recoil adapter readings to determine that the adapter and collar are serviceable.

(6) May also work on ITVs, howitzers, and other less complex equipment.

(7) Performs other duties as assigned.


-- Thorough knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex systems, assemblies, and parts for a variety of combat vehicle weapon systems.

-- Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify a variety of combat vehicle weapon systems.

-- Knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and other non-mechanical systems that have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of mechanical systems.

-- Knowledge of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems and their mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic controls.

-- Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards.

-- Skill to use a wide variety of test and diagnostics equipment to perform fault isolation and conduct repair of combat vehicle weapons systems. Ability to operate and understand original equipment manufacturer computerized diagnostic equipment and embedded diagnostics.

-- Ability to utilize, interpret and apply parts list, manufacturer’s repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, diagnostic computer information, and schematics.


Works under the direction of a supervisor or work leader who assigns work orally or through written instructions outlining the purpose of the work and approaches to be followed. Assignments specify work to be done and the type of equipment to use. Determines materials and equipment needed, lays out the work, and performs work operations. Relied upon to make difficult and frequent decisions. Works in accordance with technical manuals and similar published material, locating and interpreting pertinent data and instructions. Work is reviewed by occasional spot check to see that it meets accepted trade standards.


Work involves bending, stooping, crouching, and kneeling. Works in confined spaces and in awkward positions. Lifts and carries parts and assemblies weighing from 15 to 25 pounds. Some may weigh as much as 40 pounds. Weight handling equipment or the assistance of other workers is available for heavy lifts.


Work is done in shop areas that are drafty and noisy. Frequently stands on hard surfaces for long periods. Dirt, dust, and grease are usually present. There is exposure to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and sprains as well as to falls on slippery and inclined surfaces.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination


1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).


2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)


3. Executive Exemption:


a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND


b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND


c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.


4. Professional Exemption:


a. Professional work (primary duty)


b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or


c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or


d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).


5. Administrative Exemption:


a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Non Exempt

FLSA Comments/Explanations:

FLSA: Exempt per Title 32 USC 709 (g)(2)


1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


A. Title, Series, and Grade: Artillery Repairer, WG-6605-10

B. Reference: USOPM/JGS for:

1. Artillery Repairing, WG-6605, Nov 93.
2. Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic, WG-5803, Jan 91.
3. Electrician, WG-2805, Jun 89.

C. Background: This package results from significant changes in Department of Army maintenance doctrine and impact of the Army Maintenance Transformation (AMT) on the Army National Guard (ARNG). This has resulted in a reorganization of four-level to two-level maintenance, which has driven the redescription of this PD.

D. Pay Plan, Series, Title, and Grade Determination:

1. Pay Plan: This position has as its paramount requirement, experience, and knowledge of trades and crafts work. Therefore, it is covered by the Federal Wage System (FWS) and assigned to the Wage Grade (WG) pay plan.

2. Series: The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, and inspections on electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical components found in armored vehicle turrets. This is characteristic of work covered by the Artillery Repairing Series. Therefore, this position is assigned to WG-6605.

3. Title: IAW titling instructions contained in the cited reference, all jobs covered by this standard are titled, Artillery Repairer.

4. Grade: References B.1., 2., and 3. are used to grade work as follows:

a. Skill and Knowledge: The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, and inspections on electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical components found in armored vehicle turrets. The hydraulic and mechanical components are not significantly different than those described at the WG-09 level, however, they are sophisticatedly different, react more quickly, and move with greater speed than in older artillery (the gun is raised into position much more rapidly and the turret rotates much faster) which exceeds the WG-09 level of Reference B.1. Duties involving fire control systems that are electronically controlled and electrically activated also exceed the WG-09 level of Reference B.1. Duties involving locating problems in cables and wiring systems that prohibits components in the fire control system to receive signals also exceeds the WG-09 level but does not meet the WG-11 level. Mechanical duties involving repair of clutches and gears in the turrets is equivalent to the WG-10 level of the WG-5803 series, Reference B.2. This is also equivalent with the difficulty described at the WG-10 level of the Electrician standard, Reference B.2. Therefore, as duties exceed the WG-09 level but do not meet the WG-11 level, WG-10 is determined appropriate for grade determination.

b. Responsibility: Work is performed under the direction of a supervisor or work leader, who assigns work orally or through written instructions, and outlines the purpose of the work and approaches to be followed. The incumbent is relied upon to make difficult and frequent decisions and work in accordance with technical manuals and similar published material. This equates to WG-09 responsibility. Further, the incumbent determines materials and equipment needed, lays out work, and performs work operations. Work is reviewed by occasional spot check to see that it meets accepted trade standards. This equates to WG-11 responsibility. Therefore, as this position exceeds the WG-09 level, but does not fully meet the WG-11, WG-10 is determined the most appropriate grade level for level of responsibility.

c. Physical Effort & Working Conditions: This is descriptive of physical effort and working conditions described at the WG-07 level of the cited standard.

E. Conclusion: Artillery Repairer, WG-6605-10

CLASSIFIER: Myra Lockie, NGB-J1-TNC DATE: 27 Apr 06