Wrecker Crewman (529) Enlisted Personnel

Operates as member of crew of wrecker in extricating and salvaging abandoned, damaged or mired vehicles.
As crew member, drives vehicle on which wrecking equipment is mounted. Operates crane hoist or winch to right disabled vehicle in position for towing. Operates acetylene torch to dismantle such sections of vehicles which would prevent movement of equipment. Makes minor repairs and adjustments to permit return of vehicle under own power.
Must be familiar with operation and maintenance of wrecking equipment such as hand and power operated crane hoists, light and heavy jacks, acetylene burning equipment, block and tackle, crow bars, and automobile mechanic's tools. Must be able to recognize and solve various terrain and rigging problems. Should have a good working knowledge of automotive mechanics.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Wrecker Operator