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Aircraft Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Robins Afb, GA

Job Description


The following list is not comprehensive but provides a snapshot of some of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Performs all phases of the repair and reclamation process for crashed or damaged
    aircraft utilizing lifting bags, cranes, hoists, slings, forklifts, and other
    heavy equipment. Maintains and stores the special equipment identified and assigned
    to the crash recovery mission.
  • Serves on the flight control team and may coordinate team functions. Participates
    in flight crew debriefing, troubleshooting, repairing: and replacing components
    as required.
  • Advises on and participates in the removal. rigging, and replacement of flight
    control surfaces, portable huffet and lavatory units. Utilizes a wide variety of technical gauges, instruments and tools such as bead breakers, micrometers, dial indicators.
    pressure gauges, torque wrenches, tensiometers, weight and balance testers, and inside
    and outside calipers to test. overhaul, rig and install major airframe components.
  • Accomplishes organizational and intermediate level maintenance, which involves
    major repairs, TCTOs, and/or flight controls, landing years. doors and canopies and
    associated equipment requiring structural or component maintenance beyond the capabilities
    of other activities.
  • Performs intermediate level maintenance on aircraft wheel and tires and may
    also accomplish organizational maintenance such as wheel and tire and brake changes.
    When a supply point for build-up assets is established in the shop, will insure DIF+
    assets processing and procedures are accomplished according to applicable directives.


General Experience: Applicant must have experience which 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.

Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have at least 18 months specialized experience 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 (KSAs):  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Knowledge of aircraft components, e.g. landing gear, engines, flight controls, hydraulic and fuel systems.
  • Skill in the removal and installation of various aircraft components and parts.
  • Ability to use various tools, gauges, and powered and non-powered aircraft group equipment.
  • Ability to interpret technical data, publications, regulations, diagrams and schematics.
  • Knowledge of various inspections and preventative maintenance on aircraft, e.g. pre-flight, thru-flight, and post-flight inspections and the lubrication of components.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring  the operation of motor vehicles, selectee must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requring a security clearance (Secret or Top  Secret), selectee must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

National Guard Compatibility:  Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 2A5X4.

Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Air Force uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.

Preplacement Medical Requirements: Selectee will be required to undergo medical testing, at the governments expense, prior to beginning employment. Medical tests are used to determine fitness and eligiblity for employment.

Certificate of Medical Examination: will be used to determine the fitness and eligibility for employment.  Upon review of results, the Human Resources Officer will approve selection, require additional medical information, or find selectee medically disqualified for employment and withdraw said offer.


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Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Job Details

Date Posted April 13, 2018
Date Closes May 13, 2018
Requisition 467209300
Located In Robins afb, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00