Raytheon Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSF-V) Mechanic Trainer/Mentor in Afghanistan

Contingent upon Funding Job Description: The US has a requirement to organize, man, equip, and train Mobile Strike Kandaks for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF). The MSF-V Mechanic Trainer/ Mentor will train, advise, assist, and mentor (TAAM) Afghan counterparts at various locations in Afghanistan on vehicle maintenance and maintenance operations. They will advise the SOE in all aspects of maintenance and recovery procedures for vehicles within the organization. The mentor will coordinate with the ANASOC Corps Maintenance and Supply mentors to insure requisite classes of supply are provided to maximize vehicle availability to support the mission. The mentor will directly work with International 7 Ton Series Vehicles (Fuel/ Water/ Cargo/ Troop variants), MR-30/MRV Recovery Vehicles, M915/916 Tractors, M873 and M870 Series Trailers, M970 fuel tankers, Up Armored HMMWV (UAH), 10K Atlas Forklift, Ford Ranger (LTV), and the Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV) and other assigned vehicles IAW the Afghanistan Tashkil. The Mechanic Trainer will ensure the all duties and responsibilities are executed in a timely manner as per the assigned Statement of Work. The Mechanic Trainer interfaces on a daily basis with the on-site Afghan, coalition forces, and US military Officers and Senior NCOs. The Mechanic Trainer participates in meetings and conferences as directed by the appointed the Team Leader, Deputy Program Manager, and/or Technical Oversight Representative (TOR)/ Quality Assurance Representative (QAR). The Mechanic Trainer works independently and reports to the Section and Team Leaders. Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Required Hours: Standard will be to conduct training 6 days/week for up to 10 hours/day while OCONUS and 40 hours/week while CONUS. Responsibilities: Shall train their counterparts on the skills to independently conduct the following tasks: Will assist in the development all of the Program of Instruction (POIs), Practical Exercises, and testing materials in order to train mechanics on all levels of maintenance on the MSF-V. Help train identified unit personnel to become instructors for the MSF-V mechanic training course. Stay abreast of all training and development research: learning theory, motivation theory, and new materials, methods, and techniques. Will create and train the trainer on all training schedules, class rosters, long term training calendars, and quarterly training assessment reports to determine the sustainability of the unit’s overall driver’s training program. Will reporting directly to the Team Leader on all training conducted. Will directly work with International 7 Ton Series Vehicles (Fuel/ Water/ Cargo/ Troop variants), MR-30/MRV Recovery Vehicles, M915/916 Tractors, M873 and M870 Series Trailers, M970 fuel tankers, Up Armored HMMWV (UAH), 10K Atlas Forklift, Ford Ranger (LTV), and the Mobile Strike Force Vehicle (MSFV) and other assigned vehicles IAW the Afghanistan Tashkil Provide instruction on Operator Level Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), 10, 20 and 30 level Maintenance on the unit’s specified vehicles. Provide assistance to the Commanders in the selection and training of future instructors and additional training needs of the current instructors. Regularly interact with US and NATO Coalition military personnel. Provide deliverables in an accurate and timely manner. Required Qualifications: Shall have at least 4 to 8 years of experience in US Military mechanic operations at the operational and Support levels of maintenance, as well as in motor pool management operations. Experience working on MSF-V or M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV). Possess Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications, Automotive or Diesel. Must have Textron ASV or MSF-V Field Service Representative (FSR) maintenance training certification Served as a NCO in the military. Experience in training plan development, POIs, Lesson Plans, and Training Support Packages. Has a clean driving record. Must have maintenance and repair experience, to include, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system diagnostics and repair. Superb leadership, communication and management skills. Knowledgeable in all aspects of training development, management, and operations. Team player -- must be able to professionally interact and work with team members, senior US military/coalition military advisors, and ANDSF leaders and students. Detail-oriented with the ability to work under challenging deadlines. Possess knowledge and technical expertise with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel). Must possess current DoD Secret Security Clearance Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 months remaining eligibility Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa Desired Qualifications: Special Operations experience is desired. Should have experience in risk safety management. Familiar with relationships between NSOCC-A, CSTC-A, ANASOC, and the ANDSF. Previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers. Physical Requirements/Working Environment: Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain. Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas. Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location. Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards. Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day. Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs. Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders. Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print. Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear. Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions. May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment. May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region. Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied Required Education: Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement. 108861