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Aircraft Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service New Castle, DE
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Job Description

Duties

(A complete position description is on file in the HRO.)

  • Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft to include periodic, phase, hourly, preflight, post flight, calendar, thru-flight, and special inspections such as fuel contamination, emergency equipment, and oil sampling. Inspects and performs functional checks such as landing gear retraction and operation checks on hydraulic, electrical, pressurization, lubrication, de-icing, vacuum, induction, and exhaust systems. Installs equipment such as external tanks, tow reels, hoists, and pylons.
  • Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment. Performs major adjustments and alignments of aircraft systems or components and assists specialists as required. Removes and replaces aircraft components such as control surfaces, engines, constant speed drive, engine mounted gear boxes, wing fuel tanks or cells, landing gear mechanisms, wheels, brakes and tires. Services oil, fluid, fuel, hydraulic, and oxygen systems. Adjusts and maintains installed equipment such as tow targets, hydraulic reels, and drive assemblies. Removes and replaces working or inoperative parts and elements. Performs operator maintenance on aircraft installed auxiliary power units. Tows, taxies, parks, and moors assigned and transient aircraft. Meets and debriefs the aircrew on the status of the aircraft. Launches and recovers assigned and transient aircraft to include those on alert status. Performs end-of-runway inspections prior to take-off. Inspects for conditions such as oil, fuel and hydraulic leaks; damaged tires; and loose panels which would make the aircraft unsafe for flight.
  • May be required to perform user and organizational level maintenance on assigned support equipment, including inspection, repair, modification, and corrosion prevention. Inventories, controls, stores and repairs 780 equipment. Accomplishes and reviews nonpowered AGE and 780 equipment records relating to assigned equipment.
  • Provides data for aircraft maintenance historical records, complete maintenance data collection, man-hour accounting, and other forms as required. Assists the aircraft maintenance supply function in identifying parts and stock numbers and obtaining necessary parts and tools to perform assigned duties.
  • Instructs, directs, and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guard members. Observes work and ensures compliance with standard procedures and applicable technical publications.
  • Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected, maintained and secured.
  • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility and command support exercises. May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/ rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The basic qualification requirements are indicated below.  These requirements must be met in addition to all military requirements and selective placement factors indicated in order to be considered qualified for this position.  Applicants selected for a position at a trainee level will be promoted non-competitively upon completion of the established Individual Development Plan (IDP) along with the recommendation of the supervisor.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
 Experience or training to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE(WG-08):  Use of common hand tools to make mechanical repairs. Experience removing and installing aircraft parts, components and accessories with detailed guidance. Experience in following detailed instructions in making routine, reoccurring repairs and modifications to aircraft parts, subassemblies and components, e.g. such as jacking and leveling aircraft, installing and adjusting engines, landing gear assemblies, instrument panels, and flight control systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE(WG-09/10): Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.



**STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCES**
Duties and responsibilities for the WG-08 are as described in the basic position description for the WG-10.  The position has been established at the WG-08 for a temporary period of time to facilitate recruitment.  The incumbent selected will perform the duties as described in the basic position description under closer supervision than originally intended.  It is anticipated that as proficiency is gain supervisory controls will gradually be lessened and full performance permitted.  At such time, recognition will be given to the performance of assigned duties as envisioned in the basic position description.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must have a valid state drivers license.

**QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE**
Length of time is not itself qualifying.  The applicants experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual.  The applicants record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

 

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:

- Compatibility:  Applicants must currently have a compatible military position in one of the following DMOS/DAFSC.

         AFSC:  2A3X3, 2A3X8, 2A5Xl 2A5X2, 2A5X4, 2A8Xl, 2A8X2, 2A8X2C, 2A8X1C, 2A8X1E, 2A8X2E

- Applicants are responsible to ensure they meet all military requirements ASVAB and PULHES. Please contact an Army/Air Recruiter or Retention Manager to ensure that you meet mandatory MOS/AFSC entry level requirements.


Military Grade Limitations:

- Minimum:  E-4 / SrA

- Maximum: E-6 / TSgt

BENEFITS

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website -
  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts
- https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance
- http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave
- http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance
- http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/life-insurance

Long Term Care Insurance
http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program
- http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services


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 October 11, 2017
Date Closes November 10, 2017
Requisition 467405300
Located In New castle, DE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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