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Aircraft Pneudraulics Systems Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

Duties

Responsible for inspection, repair and maintenance of aircraft fuel cells, water injection, antidetonant, and in-flight refueling systems. Utilizing extensive knowledge of fuel systems maintenance practices and procedures, incumbent troubleshoots the systems and determines extent and type of preventive and/or repair maintenance required and performs all necessary repairs, installation and operational checks. Utilizing electrical wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics and technical publications, determines extent and type of preventive and/or repair maintenance required. Connects power sources, and using cockpit controls, gauges and additional precision instruments, performs operational and functional checks of inflight, refueling, single point refueling and fuel transfer systems and related valves, pumps, switches, selectors and control devices. Performs leak check of aircraft fuel systems by visual inspection or by removal of panels and dye tracing fuel leaks. Diagnoses and overhauls fuel accessories by disassembling, cleaning, and examining parts for corrosion, scratches, cracks or other damage. Replaces gaskets and worn parts, reassembles accessories, adjusts and tests to insure proper operation in accordance with standards in technical data.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The basic qualification requirements are indicated below.  These qualification requirements must be met, in addition to any military requirements, in order to be found qualified for and selected to this position.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education or training which demonstrates the knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles; knowledge of troubleshooting procedures used to isolate malfunctions in aircraft pneudraulic systems; and ability to use technical manuals, equipment specifications and test calibration procedures in performing the work.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: (Please prepare written justification to the following KSAs as an attachment to your resume/application):

1. Ability to utilize electrical wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics and technical publications, determines extent and type of preventive and/or repair maintenance required.

2. Ability to perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on aircraft fuel systems, components and equipment to include fuel cells, drop tanks, regulators, pumps, relief valves and fuel accessories; perform required maintenance activities associated with time compliance technical orders (TCTO) involving aircraft fuel systems, inflight refueling systems and related components.

3. Knowledge of connecting power sources, using cockpit controls, gauges and additional precision instruments, performs operational and functional checks of inflight refueling, single point refueling and fuel transfer systems and related valves, pumps, switches, selectors and control devices.

4. Knowledge to perform leak check of aircraft fuel systems by visual inspection or by removal of panels and dye tracing fuel leaks, determine serviceability of fuel cell sealant and replace it when required, examine faulty components and determine feasibility of repair, replacement and/or need for submitting unsatisfactory reports; repair, reassemble and install fuel system components and performs operational tests using bench and other related test equipment.

5. Ability to diagnose and overhaul fuel accessories by disassembling, cleaning and examining parts for corrosion, scratches, cracks or other damage, replaces gaskets, worn parts, reassembles accessories, adjusts and tests to insure proper operation in accordance with standards in technical data.

QUALITY AND TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:  The required amount of experience/education will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification.  The quality, type and scope of the experience/education must be of such nature as to demonstrate that applicants are fully qualified to perform the duties at the level for which they apply.

DOCUMENTATION:  Applicants must explain in detail, in the application, how the specialized experience was acquired, including applicable dates.  Applicants should include, with application, any training completion certificates/transcripts in the areas covered in the KSAs.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:  Individual selected must be assigned, prior to appointment, to a compatible Duty Air Force Specialty Code of: 2A6X4.

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE:  Military education, related to the position, may be substituted for specialized experience on a day-for-day basis for qualification at the WG-05 or WG-08 level(s).  Certificates/diplomas must be submitted with application for award of credit.  Civilian education, above the high school level, may be substituted for specialized experience on a case-by-case basis.  Transcripts or equivalent must be submitted for award of credit.

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Excepted Civil Service.  Individual selected must be assigned to an enlisted position in the New Mexico Air National Guard.  Individual must wear the uniform as prescribed by National Guard Bureau policies and the Adjutant General of New Mexico.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp


Other Information

RE-PROMOTION STATEMENT:  New Mexico Air National Guard technicians who were previously downgraded from a grade equal to, or higher than that advertised at the target grade in this announcement, and who are still receiving pay retention benefits from that downgrade, may be considered for this position as an exception to competition.  Technicians who desire re-promotion consideration must send a letter to the Human Resources Office, prior to the closing date of this announcement, requesting consideration for re-promotion.

RETENTION:  All applicants should consult with the 150th Retention office prior to accepting an AGR or full-time military technician position. Accepting a full-time position may affect incentives. Please contact MSgt Tim Walker @ 846-1370.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) BENEFITS:  PCS benefits are not authorized.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:  The New Mexico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for a position will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, non-disqualifying physical handicap, age (except military requirement for excepted technicians) or any other non-merit factor.  Under Public Law 90-486, veterans preference is not applicable.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determination for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466044600
Located In Albuquerque, NM
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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