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AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC

Air Force Civilian Service Reno, NV
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Job Description

Duties

1. Removes, installs, certifies, repairs, modifies, overhauls, and installs turboprop engines, reduction gear boxes, turbine modules, compressor modules, auxiliary power units, propellers and related propeller components as required. Performs maintenance on all propulsion systems including troubleshooting and diagnosing defects, certifying, conducting bench checks, performing in-shop and on-equipment repairs and overhauls. Diagnoses malfunctions using computerized test equipment, schematic diagrams, technical publications and performs the appropriate repair according to the test results and analysis. Determines the extent of disassembly necessary to repair, overhaul, replace and certify all engine, propeller and auxiliary power unit parts. Cleans and inspects engine and propeller component parts such as turbines, gearboxes, blades, gears, bearings, etc. Assembles engines, propellers and auxiliary power units, adhering to prescribed procedures, torque values, safety methods and clearances. Troubleshoots propellers using electric and hydraulic test stands to check for proper operation and evidence of oil leakage. Operationally checks engines and propeller assemblies and auxiliary power units, by using the engine test cell facility to meet all full power run checks on the engine and propeller assemblies and auxiliary power units.
2. Modifies engines, propellers, auxiliary power units, and components in accordance with Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) directives; removes and installs engine quick change kits; prepares engines for installation and installs engine and propeller assemblies on aircraft. Evaluates technical problems of repair, overhaul, modification and installation of aircraft propulsion systems. Solves all types of maintenance problems and performs bench checks and test engine and propeller assemblies for serviceability.
3. Performs operational checks of installed propellers, engines, auxiliary power units and sub-systems during aircraft maintenance ground runs in accordance with approved checklists. Employs test equipment such as computer borescope, fuel pressure gauges, air pressure gauges, and alignment fixtures. Utilizes special tools and precision measuring equipment, high-pressure hydraulic test equipment, and electronic test equipment.
4. Performs isochronal and special evaluations on engines, propellers and auxiliary power units. Interprets certification findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Certifies installed and repaired engines for compliance with technical publications. Performs fixed and mobile test stand functions (which may include maintenance of engine test cell facility); installs special test equipment; performs preoperational and post operational checks. Operates engines and propellers and records test data. Operates, certifies, and maintains computerized engine test/trim automated systems (ETTAS) on the engine test cell. Evaluates, identifies and corrects problems on propeller and engine components causing vibration or impending failure using the ETTAS system, and vibration analyzer. Evaluates engine and propeller performance by computing engine torque and specific fuel consumption. Monitors engine RPM and turbine inlet temperatures. Evaluates engine and propeller performance and accepts or rejects the individual components. Removes engine and propeller from test stand and prepares units for aircraft installation or storage. Accomplishes operator maintenance on the aircraft and engine sound suppresser facility, test stands and various pieces of ground equipment, including the auxiliary power unit test cell. Performs dynamic propeller balancing and tests the propeller integrated synchophasing. Tests variable potentiometers, servo-motors, indicators and aircraft wiring.
5. Performs aircraft full power runs and complete engine and propeller efficiency checks. Clears Red X symbol documentation on engine and propeller related components.
6. Prepares man-hour data collection and required forms for input into the Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) or the G081 (AFI 22-2101, CAMS for Mobility). Reviews and assists in maintaining Technical Orders (TOs) and other technical publications and directives pertinent to the element.
7. Maintains bench stock, parts, and equipment. Assists the material control function in identifying part numbers and stock numbers for processing and controlling of repair cycle assets.
8. Provides on-the-job training for assigned personnel. Plans and conducts formal classes of instruction in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft engine, propeller, auxiliary power unit, and related equipment and in the use of diagrams, blueprints, wiring schematics and technical publications. Evaluates effectiveness of training by observation and through written and oral examinations. Advises supervisor of the experience and skill levels of assigned personnel. Maintains training documentation.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

The National Guard Bureau and Office of Personnel Management have identified the following minimum requirements for this position:


As a minimum your resume must demonstrate you have experience or training that has provided the ability to perform assembly and disassembly operations and make prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories in accordance with technical specifications, procedures and requirements. Experience using hand and power tools common to the trade.

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements above, applicants must have the specialized experience as follows:


Your resume must demonstrate you have experience or training performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories. Experience or training performing maintenance overhaul, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of aircraft engines, engine components, and power trains for fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft. Experience determining maintenance needed from work orders, inspection reports, historical record, and by own diagnosis.

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts. See OPMs General Policies (http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=General-Policies) for information on crediting education.


For positions in this occupational series, substitution for Specialized Experience is: None

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume, unless otherwise stated.


Military Membership: Dual status military technicians are members of the National Guard, hold the military grades specified for their authorized positions, and wear the uniform appropriate for the members grade and component of the armed forces.


COMPATIBLE MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: In compliance with Title 32 United States Code, the compatible military skill set is determined by the applicable service manpower requirements. Upon selection, individuals are assigned to the authorized position and its compatible military skill in accordance with Air force skill classification directives, statutes, and National Guard Bureau regulations. The Dual Status technician must obtain and maintain all military skill requirements in regard to training, education, certifications, and experience.

Compatible Military Assignment:

Enlisted E6; MPCN: 0971749; AFSC: 2A671H

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

- Applicants must currently be Enlisted in the ranks of E3 thru E6, and must hold a minimum AFSC of 2AX3XX.

- Applicants must possess a current (Active) Secret clearance.

*Other Requirements:
- For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
- Position requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment, must maintain a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
- Must maintain local network access IAW AFMANs 33-152, User Responsibilities and Guidance for Information Systems and 33-282, Computer Security.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans.Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law,step parents, spouses, and adult children. 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.Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp


Other Information

- No PCS funds are available.
- This is a Bargaining Unit position.
- Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
- Military Incentives - Bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and/or Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

- If you are not a member of the Nevada Air National Guard, but are willing to become a member, you must contact a recruiter at 1-800-GOANG, or www.goang.com (http://www.goang.com) to see if you are eligible for enlistment and will meet the Military Compatibility Requirements listed on the Job Ad.
 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Wear the uniform appropriate for the members grade and component of the armed forces, maintaining standards of conduct and appearance.
- IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.
- IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory.
- Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process. The process requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.

















Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 463853400
Located In Reno, NV
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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