MOS 3529 Motor Transport Maintenance Chief

MOS 3529 Motor Transport Maintenance Chief

MOS Description

The Motor Transport Maintenance Chief (MTMC) supervises the maintenance, repair and inspection of motor transport equipment, directs the activities of assigned enlisted personnel in a motor transport maintenance repair shop or facility. The MTMC assists with all duties and responsibilities under the cognizance of the Motor Transport Maintenance Officer.

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The Advanced Engine Performance Specialist certification is for technicians who possess knowledge of the skills required to diagnose sophisticated driveability and emissions-related problems on automobiles, SUVs, and light-duty trucks. Candidates must be currently certified in Automobile Engine Performance (A8), and satisfy the two-year hands-on work experience requirement. Candidates must also pass an examination, which contains 50 scored questions focused on the diagnosis of general power-train, computerized power-train controls (including OBD II), ignition systems, fuel and air induction systems, emission control systems, and I/M test failures. Technicians must retest every five years to retain their certification. The Advanced Engine Performance Specialist recertification test (L1R) is the same length as the initial certification test.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Undercar Specialist Exhaust Systems (X1) certification is for technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose and repair automobile brakes, suspension and steering, and exhaust systems. Candidates must be currently certified in both Automobile/Light Truck - Suspension and Steering (A4) and Automobile/Light Truck -Brakes (A5), meet experience requirements, and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2) certification is for technicians who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose sophisticated diesel engine performance problems on medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Candidates must meet prerequisite and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile Service Consultant (C1) is designed to improve the quality of vehicle service through the voluntary testing and certification of Service Consultant professionals. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in the domains of communications, product knowledge and shop operations. Candidates must meet experience requirement. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Repair (A1) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle (A2) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Suspension and Steering (A4) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Brakes (A5) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) technicians who can demonstrate understanding of the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Gasoline Engines (T1) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in general engine diagnosis and the diagnosis and repair of the cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems, ignition system, fuel, air induction and exhaust systems, emissions and control systems, and computerized engine controls. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Diesel Engines (T2) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in engine brakes, general engine diagnosis, and the diagnosis and repair of the cylinder head, valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems, air induction and exhaust systems, fuel system and starting and charging system. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Drive Train (T3) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and repair of the clutch, transmission, driveshaft, universal joint, and drive axle. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Brakes (T4) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in air brakes diagnosis and repair, hydraulic brakes diagnosis and repair, air and hydraulic antilock brake systems (ABS), automatic traction control (ATC), and electronic stability control systems. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Suspension and Steering (T5) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and repair of the steering system, suspension, frame, 5th wheel, wheels, tires, and hub and the diagnosis, adjustment, and repair of wheel alignment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) (T8) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in engine systems, the cab and hood, electrical/electronics, the frame and chassis, and the road/operational test. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Truck Equipment - Truck Equipment Installation and Repair (E1) certification is for Truck Equipment Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to install, diagnose, service, and repair truck equipment and related support systems on all classes of trucks and tractors. Candidates must have two years of relevant hands-on work experience and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), School Bus Technician - Air Conditioning Systems and Controls (S7) certification is for technicians who possess knowledge and skills in A/C system diagnosis and repair, A/C system component diagnosis and repair, and operating systems and related controls diagnosis and repair. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Transit Bus - Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) (H8) certification is for Transit Bus Technicians who demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair various systems on transit buses. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Painting and Refinishing (B2) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. Candidates must experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Mechanical and Electrical Components (B5) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist (P1) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as a parts specialist in a wholesale, retail, or fleet environment. Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialists possess knowledge about a wide range of component systems as well as communication, sales, and inventory management skills. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - Automobile Parts Specialist (P2) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently as a parts specialist at a retail or jobber parts store. Automobile Parts Specialists possess knowledge about a wide range of vehicle component systems for all makes and models, as well as customer relations, sales, merchandising, vehicle identification, cataloging, and inventory management skills. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Parts Specialist - General Motors Parts Consultant (P4) certification is for individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work competently in a General Motors Dealership parts department. General Motors Parts Consultants possess very specific working knowledge of the GM parts, dealer parts and accessories policies and procedure manual and the 19 specific major parts groups. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Heating and Air Conditioning (A7) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Engine Performance (A8) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet work experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Medium/Heavy Truck - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems (T7) certification is for individuals who possess knowledge and skills in the diagnosis, service and repair of HVAC systems, A/C system and components, and heating and engine cooling systems and the diagnosis and repair of operating systems and related controls. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Automobile/Light Truck - Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) certification is for Automobile and Light Truck (up to Class 3) Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair cars, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Candidates must meet an automotive repair experience requirement and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Damage Analysis and Estimating (B6) certification is for individuals with the knowledge needed to assess collision damage, estimate repair costs, and work with vehicle owners. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional (RBLP) certification is for front-line supervisors who can demonstrate their competence for building resilient teams. The RBLP certification is the first of three progressive levels of certification in the Resilience-Building Leadership Program. RBLP candidates are required to meet an education and/or experience eligibility requirement. Candidates must pass an oral exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Coach (RBLP-C) certification is an intermediate-level certification for middle managers that have experience in building resilient teams and facilitating team learning. RBLP-C candidates are required to meet one of several education and/or experience requirements. Candidates must pass an oral exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Trainer (RBLP-T) certification is an advanced-level certification for senior leaders that have experience in building resilient teams, facilitating team learning, and supporting organizational learning. RBLP-T candidates are required to meet one of several education and/or experience requirements. Candidates must pass an oral exam.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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