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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for a Machinery Maintenance Mechanic to support the Department of Energy (DOE) Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) and support our team under this Technical Support Services contract.


Equipment servicing, maintenance and repair duties include the following:

  • Frequent travel to other field sites, remote sites, and repair facilities to troubleshoot, accomplish required repairs, and to transport or shuttle equipment.
  • Record all costs attributed to individual vehicles/equipment repairs.
  • Record keeping of all maintenance performed including establishing and completing work orders of customer requests.
  • Locate sources for needed repair parts.
  • Determine most efficient method to accomplish individual repair requirements either in house or contracting out.
  • Diagnose the source of trouble, determine the extent of repairs required, and determine the most efficient method of repair various heavy and vehicle equipment including internal combustion engines (propane, gasoline, and diesels).
  • Analyze malfunctions, and repair, rebuild, and maintain specialized heavy duty trucks and construction equipment, such as man lifts, diggers/cranes, cranes, motor graders, trench-digging machines, backhoes, and bulldozers.
  • Operate and inspect machines or equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment, using hoists and hand tools.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Replace defective engines and subassemblies, such as transmissions.
  • Test overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Weld broken parts and perform routine shop welding duties.
  • Test, repair, overhaul, modify, and maintain electrical equipment of a specialized nature such as automatic alternators, voltage regulating equipment in motor vehicles, heavy equipment, and construction equipment, located at remote WAPA sites.
  • Possess knowledge of, and perform general maintenance on, engine-driven generators.
  • Maintain, modify, repair, disassemble, and/or overhaul hydraulic, pneumatic, and fiber optic systems and components that actuate mechanisms or produce, control, and regulate the flow of fluids (liquids and gases). Tests for and isolates malfunctions in hydraulic and pneumatic systems or components, utilizing technical manuals and schematics. Systems are on motor vehicles, heavy equipment and construction equipment.
  • Fabricating mounts and mounting accessory equipment on vehicles, including utility beds, winches, bumpers, generators, etc.
  • Correctly, accurately, and timely accomplish work with minimal technical or supervisory oversight.


This position will not have supervisory/management authority.


  • A minimum of a High school diploma or /GED is required and Associate’s Degree is preferred.
  • BA/BS or MA/MS is highly desired.
  • Five (5) years’ experience maintaining automotive, diesel & heavy equipment and completion of an accredited trade school program with demonstrated training in maintenance and repair of heavy equipment, or
  • Ten (10) years of related mechanical experience maintaining automotive, diesel & heavy equipment.
  • Working knowledge & experience in propane systems, gasoline & diesel equipment.
  • Qualified brake inspector IAW DOT 49 CFR 396.25 preferred.
  • Utilizing and applying computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to repair equipment within time constraints due to causes such as power outages, conflicting customer requirements, etc.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the operations and maintenance of gas and diesel power equipment, tools and test equipment.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of propane, gasoline, and diesel engine theory.
  • Knowledge and experience with mechanical operations.
  • Knowledge and experience of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Understanding of electronics and computer systems as they pertain to motor vehicles, heavy equipment, and construction equipment.
  • Ability to perform maintenance on hydraulic systems at a level normally acquired through completion of a diesel or automotive mechanical trade school program and work experience.
  • Familiar with automated systems, work scheduling and logistics.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance principles is required.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional and courteous manner in diversified situations.


This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a job site environment.