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AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC

Air Force Civilian Service Montgomery, AL
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ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA 1:
All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) Operates, analyzes performance, troubleshoots, inspects, installs, maintains, overhauls, repairs and modifies operational ordnance system(s) and subsystems consisting of numerous complex electronic components in fighter aircraft.
(2) Analyzes performance and isolate malfunctions to individual subsystems and or components of bombing/navigation, fire-control/weapons delivery, weapons multi-sensor displays and external electro-mechanical weapons systems, electro-optical targeting pod/weapon interfaces, R/F electronic countermeasures systems, target radar tracking and missile tracking radar.
(3) Removes, repairs, installs, inspects and conducts operational performance checkout of aircraft ordnance and isolates malfunctions and identifies if failures are in specific LRU's, aircraft weapons, avionics multiplex data bus matrix assemblies, or aircraft digital data wiring.
(4) Loads/unloads, positions and safeties air munitions using applicable technical data and handling equipment. Tests suspension, launch and release systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release on equipment.
(5) Conducts off-equipment troubleshooting and functional checks of electronic weapons control systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release and fire sequence. Performs bench checks to determine extent of repair needed and accomplishes Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and modifications of components and software and tests for proper operation.
(6) Ensures all munitions are inventoried at the start and completion of the work shift. Ensures that all munitions expenditures are accurately tracked and recorded on applicable forms. When required will assist the munitions custodian of aircrew training munitions in conducting a weekly munitions inventory and reconciliation.
(7) Coordinates with loading standardization and the weapons element supervisor for all load crew-training requirements and ensures only loading certified/qualified personnel are directed to perform weapons loading tasks and may be required to perform weapons expediting on the flight line.
(8) Maintains and reviews publication files of applicable technical orders, regulations, manuals and local directives. Recommends and rewrites methods to improve maintenance procedures, technical data and equipment and initiates unsatisfactory equipment and technical order deficiency reports.
(9) Provides hands-on training instruction to lower graded personnel concerned with the repair of the electronic ordnance systems within the aircraft.
(10) Processes and accounts for due in from maintenance (DIFM) supply assets and ensure materials and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained and funds are not obligated for material or parts without proper justification.
(11) Adjusts, installs and removes cartridges and squibs for tanks and pylons and chaff/flare systems. Adjusts and installs fusing devices in explosive air munitions. Removes and installs safety devices on munitions and gun systems and operates Munitions Maintenance Handling Equipment (MMHE) and loading equipment.
(12) Operates fault detection and digital test equipment. Evaluates pilot trouble reports to determine validity and the necessary repair actions. May be required to maintain certification as a weapons load crew chief or load crewmember.
(13) May be required to perform additional duties such as launch/recovery aircraft servicing, fire fighting, crash rescue duty or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
(14) May be required to inspect, troubleshoot, test and maintain the Aerial Gunnery Target System. Analyzes, isolates and repairs off-equipment malfunctions of Aerial Gunnery Target Systems, target sets, digital control displays and associated equipment utilizing digital electronic test equipment and specialized tools. Services and maintains Aerial Gunnery Target System with gaseous nitrogen.
(15) May be delegated authority to clear Red X on aircraft forms.
(16) Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience or training which demonstrates the applicant's ability to repair malfunctions of ordnance equipment and components.  Ability to use sketches, electrical diagrams, technical specifications and engineering drawings.  Experience which demonstrates skill in the use of test equipment to make electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic checks.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 18 month experience or training in planning and layout of repair sequence and ability to complete modification, repair and installation of ordnance systems.  Experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions and determining remedy where complex relationships exist.  Experience in hand tools and a limited number of measuring equipment.  Experience in the use of a variety of test equipment.  Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and manufacturer's specifications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge and appropriate training in functions of inspection, maintenance, installation, modification and repair of air munitions launch, release, suspension systems, R/F electronic countermeasures system and aircraft gun systems.
2. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in troubleshooting procedures, diagnosing problems and determining corrective action in the aircraft ordnance electronic systems.
3. Knowledge and skill to troubleshoot, repair, modify, or remove equipment and components such as gun systems, bomb racks, pylons, and the Ammunition Loading Systems (UALS/ALS).
4. Knowledge and ability to interpret and trace schematic, logic and wiring diagrams and use a wide variety of test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE). Ability to perform algebraic and trigonometric formulas to solve work related problems.
5. Operational knowledge and skill in the operation, interrelationship and interdependent aspects of each ordnance system within the total complex aircraft electronic system(s) within fighter aircraft. Has extensive knowledge of each system's prerequisites, sequential events, and logic flow and signal input/output requirements for successful target acquisition, lock-on, launch and delivery of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
6. Knowledge of the principals of digital and analog circuits, synchro-electro-mechanical devices, solid-state devices theory, digital techniques /servo operation and circuit theory.
7. Comprehensive knowledge and skill to exercise judgment and to apply electronic theories and practices to identify, isolate, and repair malfunctions in individual subsystems of complex electronic systems.
8. Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and optical principals.
9. Skill in operating assigned computer systems to document job data and to operate and run test equipment.
10. Skilled in high reliability soldering techniques and electrostatic discharge protective techniques is required.
11. Knowledge of the Technical Order Distribution System and other technical publications and directives relating to work requirements.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION IS NOT CONSIDERED FOR WAGE GRADE POSITIONS.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 2W1X1 Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC to be certified as qualified.
ASVAB Score for 2W1X1: 60-Mechanical or 45-Electronics
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank: MSgt  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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Health Insurance: The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance: The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance: The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information 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. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

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 September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 466328100
Located In Montgomery, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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