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Aircraft Worker - Military Requirement

Air Force Civilian Service Nellis Afb, NV

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as an Aircraft Worker providing support to aircraft mechanic maintenance operations of an Air Force Reserve Maintenance Squadron. This is a developmental position leading to the full performance level of journeyman, WG-8852-10, Aircraft Mechanic. As an Aircraft Worker, the incumbent will perform duties such as:   - Removing, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, adjusting, and installing aircraft components & parts. - Accomplish operational and maintenance record keeping associated with aircraft maintenance and repair. - Assist higher grade aircraft mechanics in more complex tasks. - Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair.

- Utilizes safety practices and procedures.


A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience. ELEMENT A: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision -- What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor?  Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives you when you start a task.  Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment. ELEMENT B: Ability To Use And Maintain Tools and Equipment  -- List the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each. ELEMENT C: Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair -- List the kind of equipment you have had to assemble; make; install; test; or repair.  Give examples of the work you performed on the equipment such as assemble, disassemble; install, test; maintain; repair; troubleshoot; calibrate; modify; and design. ELEMENT F: Knowledge of Technical Practices -- Give examples of your work experience that required inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways.  State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying.  Give examples of up-to-date trade practices.  Also, give examples of your work which required precise timing, accurate dimensions, or precise fit. ELEMENT I: Use Of Test Equipment And Measuring Instruments -- List the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. ELEMENT J: Troubleshooting -- Give examples of your experience troubleshooting equipment.  Show the extent to which you had to understand the entire system to isolate the problem.  Tell extent of danger to equipment if incorrectly handled while troubleshooting.  Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done. ELEMENT K: Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, Blueprints --What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret?  Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures.  How frequent were changes?  On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers guides, catalogues, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps?  Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret. 


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2)  May be required to work uncommon tour of duty.  (3) Position may require a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance.  Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (4) Perform work on slippery or uneven walking surfaces, standing, bending and climbing for extended periods of time.  (5) Work outside in inclement weather, in hangar area, on aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise and confined areas. (6) Work around machinery with moving parts and/or moving objects or vehicles.  (7)  Be exposed to dirt, grease, aircraft fluids, oil, solvents, hazardous fluids and gases, intake suction and hot exhaust blasts.  (8) May be required to lift 80 lbs or more or carry items weighing 45 lbs or more. (9) May be required to operate a motor vehicle.  An appropriate, valid drivers license may be required. (10) This is a testing designated position.  Incumbent will be subject to random testing for drug use.  


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees

Other Information

  • Other potentially qualifying AFSCs include 2A3XX and 2A5XX
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the Transitions GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website obtain this information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position.  Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly Qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position.  Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted October 11, 2017
Date Closes November 10, 2017
Requisition 467407600
Located In Nellis afb, NV
SOC Category 00-0000.00