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AIRCRAFT SURVIVAL AND FLIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRER

Air Force Civilian Service Tinker Afb, OK
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Job Description

Duties

The primary purpose of this position is: To support all flying organizations and transient aircrews with aircrew flight equipment needed to fly safely. The incumbent inspects, fabricates, assembles , modifies, and repairs articles that are difficult to plan lay out, construct, and fit because of figure irregularities , uncommon shapes and sizes, or unusual design, e.g., thermal radiation barriers, nose dock enclosure curtains, canopies, emergency evacuation systems, flotation equipment, protective clothing, and covers. Also, disassembles, repairs, tests, troubleshoots, examines, inspects, fits, modifies, maintains, installs, repacks, and determines serviceability of helmets, torso harness assemblies, preservers, parachutes, life rafts, chemical and biological protective devices, survival kits, oxygen masks, anti-G-suits, etc. Also performs operational and circuit checks of emergency signaling and communication devices such as survival radios and beacons. In addition incumbent participates in providing aircrew flight equipment, egress, and water and land survival training by demonstrating and explaining proper usage and operation of equipment and related procedures.

Qualifications

The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:

1. Ability to do the work of (TAG:Position Title) without more than normal supervision.  (THIS IS A SCREENOUT ELEMENT.  SCREENOUT ELEMENTS ARE THE CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR SATISFACTORY JOB PERFORMANCE.  APPLICANT MUST RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF TWO POINTS ON THE SCREENOUT ELEMENT TO BE DEEMED ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.)
2. Knowledge of aircrew flight equipment and chemical/biological defense equipment inspections and maintenance procedures using, fitting, and caring for aircrew flight equipment and chemical/biological defense equipment; and related supply procedures; and aircrew flight equipment continuation and chemical/biological defense training classes.
3. Knowledge of pyrotechnic and explosive devices and aircraft egress systems.
4. Knowledge of parachute construction; temperature and humidity affects on parachutes and other fabrics; characteristics of rubberized items as well as the effects of solvent, heat, and pressure on rubber; and a variety of common fabrics, webbings, tapes, etc., to include their finishes, performance, and handling.
5. Knowledge of shop mathematics for example, fractions, equations, and plane measurements and tools and tool control procedures.
6. Knowledge of safety requirements, practices, and procedures including the proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste, materials, and pyrotechnics as outlines in applicable standards, manuals, and directives.
7. Ability to demonstrate and explain proper usage and operation of aircrew flight and survival equipment; make working sketches and complicated cutting layouts; draw patterns or adjust standard patterns; fit items to spaces with unusual parameters or obstructions; input and extract data from a database using a keyboard (a qualified typist is not required); set up operate, and perform minor maintenance of equipment used in performing duties.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Other Significant Facts:
1. Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.
2. Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
3. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.
4. Maybe required to work other than normal duty hours and tours of duties such as rotating shifts, overtime, weekends, call back, uncommon tours of duty, holidays, etc.
5. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid drivers license may be required.

Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing, sitting, stooping, bending, pulling, lifting, and working in cramped, strained and uncomfortable positions performing inspections and maintenance on Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE). Requires considerable use of arms, hands, and fingers to use power tools and inspect a variety of AFE equipment. Frequently lifts and carries items that weigh 30-50 pounds independently and occasionally lifts heavier items up to 150 pounds with assistance. Will be required to work in hot, cold and inclement environments.

Working Environment:

The majority of the work will be performed in a temperature environment; however some tasks will require work on the flight line in hot, cold, and inclement weather. Subject to high noise levels while working on or around aircraft. Possibility of bruises, punctures, scratches, and other injuries caused by handling sharp tools and materials treated with special finishes. They may work on ladders and scaffolds. Some danger involved in handling munitions and high pressure oxygen cylinders and working in and around ejection seat aircraft. May be exposed to ionizing radiation if broken compasses are mishandled. Workers are exposed to caustic fumes from adhesives and may be exposed to body fluids while cleaning oxygen equipment. The supervisor will provide personal protective equipment.

NOTE: If you want to change and/or add information to your application package (resume with acceptable format) during the open period of this announcement, you will need to reapply (to include completing the online questionnaire) and include the changed and/or added information with your application package. This will ensure you receive full consideration for this position.

BENEFITS

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.Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Other Information

Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.  

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position.  In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704.  Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50. 

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction: 

http://www.afciviliancareers.com/sites/default/files/DoD-instruction-1400-25-V300.pdf

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473.  More information is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individuals employment experience will be used only to determine the persons qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individuals personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.





Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 465011200
Located In Tinker afb, OK
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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