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Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Robins Afb, GA
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Job Description

Duties

The following list is not comprehensive but provides a snapshot of some of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Utilizing electrical wiring diagrams, blueprints, schematics and technical publications, determines extent and type of preventative and/or repair maintenance required. Performs organizational and intermediate maintenance on aircraft fuel systems, components, and equipment to include fuel cells, drop tanks, regulators, pumps, relief valves and fuel accessories.
  • 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. Determines serviceability of fuel cell sealant and replaces it when required. Examines faulty components and determines feasibility of repair, replacement and/or need for submitting unsatisfactory reports. Repairs, reassembles, and installs fuel system components and performs operational tests using bench and other related test equipment.
  • 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. Controls entry into fuel cell repair areas.

Qualifications

General Experience: Applicant must have experience which demonstrates your 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 WG-08:  Applicant must have at least 12 months specialized experience which provided a knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles.  Experience in fabricating fuel, oil and vacuum hose lines.  Experience in servicing, maintaining, disassembling assembling, repairing and testing hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  Experience in diagnosing malfunctions and overhauling pneudraulic accessories by disassembling, cleaning part and examining parts.  Experience in diagnosing trouble and determining remedies.  Experience in servicing, maintaining, disassembling, assembling and repairing pneudraulic ground equipment.  Experience using hand tools and test equipment.  Experience that demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications and publications.

Specialized Experience WG-10:  Applicant must have at least 18 months specialized experience which provided a knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles.  Experience in fabricating fuel, oil and vacuum hose lines.  Experience in servicing, maintaining, disassembling assembling, repairing and testing hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  Experience in diagnosing malfunctions and overhauling pneudraulic accessories by disassembling, cleaning part and examining parts.  Experience in diagnosing trouble and determining remedies.  Experience in repairing, rebuilding and overhauling major systems of ground equipment and pneumatic and hydraulic systems.  Experience in mechanicl repairs using hand tools and test equipment.  Experience that demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications and publications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles that apply to aircraft fuel systems.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic principles that apply to aircraft fuel systems, the physical laws governing the behavior of fluids.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting procedures designed to isolate malfunctions in aircraft fuel systems.
  • The ability to interpret technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams and schematics to make repairs and modifications.
  • Knowledge of the confined space program that applies to aircraft fuel systems and hazards that accompany it.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring  the operation of motor vehicles, selectee must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requring a security clearance (Secret or Top  Secret), selectee must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

National Guard Compatibility:  Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 2A6X4.

Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Air Force uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.

Preplacement Medical Requirements: Selectee will be required to undergo medical testing, at the governments expense, prior to beginning employment. Medical tests are used to determine fitness and eligiblity for employment.

Certificate of Medical Examination: will be used to determine the fitness and eligibility for employment.  Upon review of results, the Human Resources Officer will approve selection, require additional medical information, or find selectee medically disqualified for employment and withdraw said offer.

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

Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

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

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 444855900
Located In Robins afb, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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