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Aircraft Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Sioux City, IA

Job Description


  • Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft to include periodic, phase, hourly, preflight, postflight, calendar, thru-flight, and special inspections such as fuel contamination, emergency equipment, and oil sampling
  • Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment
  • Removes and replaces aircraft components such as control surfaces, engines, constant speed drive, engine mounted gear boxes, wing fuel tanks or cells, landing gear mechanisms, wheels, brakes and tires
  • Services oil, fluid, fuel, hydraulic, and oxygen systems. Adjusts and maintains installed equipment such as tow targets, hydraulic reels, and drive assemblies
  • Performs operator maintenance on aircraft installed auxiliary power units
  • Tows, taxies, parks, and moors assigned and transient aircraft
  • Meets and debriefs the aircrew on the status of the aircraft
  • Launches and recovers assigned and transient aircraft to include those on alert status
  • Performs end-of-runway inspections prior to take-off
  • Inspects for conditions such as oil, fuel and hydraulic leaks; damaged tires; and loose panels which would make the aircraft unsafe for flight
  • May be required to perform user and organizational level maintenance on assigned support equipment, including inspection, repair, modification, and corrosion prevention
  • Provides data for aircraft maintenance historical records, complete maintenance data collection, man-hour accounting and other forms as required. Instructs, directs, and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guard members
  • Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulation
  • Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected, maintained and secured
  • Instructs, directs, and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guard members
  • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility and command support exercises
  • Performs other duties as assigned; PD1366


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.  Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience which 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-10: Must have 18 months of the following type of experience:     

  1. Experience installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification.
  2. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow.
  3. Experience demonstrates 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-08: Must have 12 months of the following type of experience:

  1. Experience with the use of common hand tools to make mechanical repairs.
  2. Experience removing and installing aircraft parts, components and accessories with detailed guidance.
  3. Experience in following detailed instructions in making routine, reoccurring repairs and modifications to aircraft parts, subassemblies and components, e.g. such as jacking and leveling aircraft, installing and adjusting engines, landing gear assemblies, instrument panels, and flight control systems.


  1. Knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of a variety of systems, assemblies, and surfaces is required.
  2. Knowledge to determine when new surfaces, assemblies, and systems should be installed, or repaired through replacement of new parts and components.
  3. Knowledge of types and extent of adjustments and alignments required.
  4. Skill in the removal, replacement and adjustment of various systems assemblies, and surfaces or any of their components and parts.
  5. Knowledge which demonstrates skill in connecting, meshing and adjusting surfaces, assemblies, and systems with one another.
  6. Knowledge and skill to use precision test equipment, technical data, schematics, wiring diagrams, mathematical formulas, common hand tools, jigs, templates, and various gauges.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A pre-employment physical or medical screening may be required for placement to this position.

Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position. Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

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


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Other Information

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466296000
Located In Sioux city, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00