DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group, Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Element, (Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance, (JEIM) and the Hush House). The primary purpose of this position is to certify acceptable performance, test, repair, trouble-shoot, operationally check and modify aircraft turbine and auxiliary power units, and associated propulsion system components.
(1) Troubleshoots malfunctioning engines and interrelated propulsion system components, determines degree of disassembly or certification required, repairs or replaces defective components, diagnostic computers and associated hardware. Analyzes malfunctions using schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufacturers specifications, computer diagnostics data, inspection findings, trending data and aircrew debriefs. Performs engine run operation on installed and uninstalled engines to troubleshoot malfunctions or verify findings. Removes and installs engines and auxiliary power units. Operates, Automated Ground Test Systems (AGETS), trouble-shoots and repairs aircraft jet engines.
(2) Troubleshoots, modifies, repairs, and performs sequential disassembly and assembly of gearboxes and auxiliary power units. Performs evaluations that must be accomplished at critical points in the repair/build-up process using a variety of quality characteristics, consisting of complete systems or components and assemblies that undergo many steps in a repair process and have highly critical tolerances. Performs test cell operation of engine and aircraft run up, analyzes operating parameters, makes final adjustments and verifies that engine is operating within acceptable parameters for safe operation in the aircraft.
(3) Performs scheduled and special evaluations on installed engines, auxiliary power units, and associated airframe-mounted systems. Interprets Engine Management trend data and investigates trend anomalies to eliminate catastrophic engine failure or damage by the prediction and detection of adverse trends towards known failure modes before they occur.
(4) Performs command directed and locally established in-progress inspections (IPI) (certifying acceptable performance of all conventional or modified aircraft engines prior to their being installed in the aircraft or placed in inventory) of propulsion system components and associated equipment to determine adequacy of workmanship, materials and maintenance. Makes final certification of completed work and critical engine build measurements, annotating by signature that work and tolerances are correct. Certifies aircraft is safe for flight by Clearing Red X and other Red symbols.
(5) Requisitions, processes, and accounts for supply assets as required by the repairable processing system. Verifies compatibility of engine components. Performs computer data entry of engine and component information such as component location, status and tracking information into the Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) for fighter aircraft, and G081, (CAMS for Mobility) for multi-engine transport aircraft. Uses computer-based systems to account for time expenditures of maintenance performed.
(6) Provides technical advice and troubleshooting expertise to other work centers when propulsion systems affect or are affected by interrelated aircraft systems, such as: electro-environmental, pneudraulic, fuel and avionics systems.
(7) Provides on-the-job training to lower graded personnel or newly assigned personnel regardless of grade. Trains lower graded employees on proper certification techniques of installed engine components. Provides instruction in repair and inspection techniques of aircraft engine components and related equipment.
(8) Examines recurring malfunctions and initiates corrective actions by submission of quality deficiency or software deficiency reports. Devises repair procedures based on findings and recommends program changes or data corrections to correct software or technical data deficiencies. Recommends revisions to intermediate maintenance directives when necessary.
(9) Serves as the hazardous materials manager as required. Interprets and follows state and federal regulations regarding the reclamation, storage and transportation of hazardous materials.