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8255 — Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic*

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the repair, modification, test, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components that actuate mechanisms or produce, control, and regulate fluid flow. The work requires knowledge of the physical principles governing the behavior of fluids (liquids and gases) as they pertain to hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components; knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles; knowledge of repair procedures, methods, and trade practices; the ability to test for and isolate malfunctions in hydraulic and pneumatic systems or components; and the skill to disassemble, repair, and reassemble such devices. Mechanics work on many different work units at various times and may rotate from modifying, repairing, and rebuilding to testing and troubleshooting assignments.