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Aircraft Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Fort Wayne, IN
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Job Description

Duties

As a AIRCRAFT MECHANIC with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft. Work is performed in complex working conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather and night operations. Works with, coordinates and oversees the work of subordinate aircraft mechanics. Coordinates and oversees the work of journey level workers in other trades working simultaneously on the assigned aircraft. Reviews, trains and prepares to perform battle damage assessment/repair. Participates in mission generation/regeneration operations. Directs multiple specialists in preparing aircraft for combat operations. Expedites aircraft operations to include concurrent servicing, hot pit refueling and/or combat turns or integrated combat turns.  Coordinates with production control to direct short notice availability of the aircraft to accomplish work on delayed discrepancies and other scheduled maintenance to meet mission requirements. Observes and inspects performance and work procedures to insure compliance with applicable technical publications, directives and local policy. Accomplishes operational tests of aircraft systems and components. Directs and performs the ground movement of aircraft. Launches, recovers, parks and services aircraft.
    Performs end of runway inspection. Installs, removes, inspects and adjusts aerial delivery systems to mission requirements. Makes diagnoses and solves malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of complex state of the art computerized and/or non computerized diagnostic and precision equipment, by studying layout drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams and by analyzing construction and operating characteristics of aircraft and their components. Performs or oversees maintenance such as troubleshooting, removing, repairing, replacing, rigging, aligning, cleaning, painting and corrosion control. May be required to assist DEPOT level maintenance activities on individual assigned aircraft discrepancies. Ensures all mission associated support (21) equipment is available and serviceable for deployment and employment.
  • Ensures aircraft documentation and Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft. Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Performs or assists in aircrew debriefing when required.
  • Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components undergoing repair, overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature adherence to work techniques, procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications. Completed work is reviewed for adherence to maintenance policy independently to determine that the aircraft is prepared and safe for flight. Due to the nature of operations tempo, must make decisions on a wide range of matters that may involve changes to past precedents to ensure completion of the mission. Clears Red X symbols on aircraft forms, accomplishes or directs engine power runs, may taxi aircraft in accordance with applicable directives.
  • Plans, develops and conducts training during the technician work week to a multi facet workforce comprised of from 3 to 8 assigned military positions. Training sessions are designed to provide instructions in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. Conducts and certifies Cross Utilization Training (CUT) of non WG-88XX series Aircraft Mechanics to meet mission requirements. Selects the appropriate instructional method, utilizing either formalized classroom or practical on-the-job method of instruction. Evaluates and certifies effectiveness of training by observation as the trainee performs the task(s). Determines experience and skill level of assigned personnel. Maintains Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP) for assigned members.
  • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises and Operations Other Than War (OOTW).  May be required to travel in military aircraft and drive military vehicles. May be required to participate in various periods of temporary duty away from place of assignment.
  • Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental and housekeeping regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly and safely protected and maintained.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this AIRCRAFT MECHANIC position at the WG 12 grade level, you MUST have at least 18 months of:

    • Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill 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.
    • 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.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • knowledge that is required to resolve problems and devise solutions when aircraft are not at home station, or at a location where the full complement of support equipment, supplies, parts, tools, and maintenance personnel are available?
  • knowledge of the operation for aircraft systems to be able to troubleshoot malfunctions, problems, and determine the extent of repairs and involvement of others in expediting return to combat ready status?
  • knowledge and understanding for this position of the technical theory and operational characteristics, not only of the airframe, but of mission systems peculiar to the unit aircraft and assigned mission?
  • knowledge, training and experience of the position is recognized as the technical expert and authority in ensuring that very complex military aircraft are prepared to carry out the day to day training mission?

Specialized Experience Requirements for NGB Federal Wage System Positions for claiming civilian job experience:

Creditable experience must have been performed at least 30 consecutive days and be properly documented. Experience in the same line of work can only be credited on the basis of a regular 40-hour workweek.  Hours per week MUST be documented on resume to receive any credit.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.  

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position. 

After appointment, reassignment, change to lower grade or promotion through an Indiana job vacancy announcement, an employee must wait at least 18 months before applying for another technician position.  This does NOT INCLUDE Temp appointments (Tenure 0) or Temp Promotions.  If you would like to request a waiver, download the memorandum from https://states.gkoportal.ng.mil/states/IN/JFHQ/J1%20HRO/default.aspx OR contact the POC if needed.  Waivers will only be considered by the Human Resources Officer on a case by case basis.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:   Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Usually performs work inside areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated. Is frequently exposed to loud noise from the movement of machinery and test equipment; to the possibility of cuts, burns, strains, electrical shock, and abrasions from handling equipment or from moving parts of machinery; and to unpleasant conditions from dirt, solvents, fuel, toxic fumes, grease, and gases. Floor surfaces may be wet, oily, or slippery. Various protective devices such as earplugs, face shields, gloves, safety glass are used. Working conditions have been considered in the evaluation of the position.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work frequently requires handling objects weighing up to 35 pounds without assistance, and over 35 pounds with assistance from another worker or weight handling equipment. Is required to lift, reach, bend, walk, pull, push, sit, and stand for prolonged periods of time.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Air National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Air National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD.  You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx.

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.

BENEFITS

Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

Other Information

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Joint Forces Headquarters, Human Resources.





Job Details

Date Posted January 6, 2018
Date Closes February 5, 2018
Requisition 466310700
Located In Fort wayne, IN
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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