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Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description


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 untis.  Operates, Automated Ground Test Systems (AGETS), troubleshoots and repairs aircraft jet engines.  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.  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.  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.  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 copmonents 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.  Provides technical advice and troubeshooting 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.  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 prepair and inspection techniques of aircraft engine components and related equipment.  Examines recurring malfunctions and initiates corrective actions by submission of quality deficiency or software deficiency reports.  Dvises repair procedures baed on findings and recommends program changes or data corrections to correct software or technical data deficiencies.  Recommends revisions to intermediate maintenance directives when necessary.  Serves as the hazardous materials manger as required.  Interprets and follows stae and federal regulations regarding the relcamation,, storage and transportation of hazardous materials.  Prepares for and participatesin various types of readiness evaluations such a Operational Reeadiness Inspections (ORI), Inspector General (IG) Inspections, Unit Effectiveness Inspections and mobility and command support exercises.  Performs additional duties such as, cydrazine repsonse, aircraft or euqipment decontamination, structural fire fighting, fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and assists local authorities during natural disasters or civil emergencies.  Performs other duties as assigned.


LOCATION OF POSITION:  151st MXS, Salt Lake City, Utah





MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE: Luke Hurst


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has known promotion potential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in her/his own words) that she/he meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below: otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this vacancy. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFED FOR THE VACANCY. Please ensure that you have included beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

1.       Ability to isolate engine problems by use of troubleshooting, test equipment, and instruments.

2.       Ability to perform maintenance on aircraft engines, adhering to prescribed procedures, torque values, safety methods, and clearances.

3.       Ability to conduct test of repaired components.

4.      Knowledge of technical theory and operational characteristics of jet engines.

5.        Skill and ability to interpret technical orders, manufacturers catalogs, blueprints and schematic drawings, to obtain the technical information required to troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, modify, assemble and trim engines.

WG-10 requires 18 months of specialized experience.

WG-08 requires 12 months of specialized experience.

WG-05 requires 6 months of specialized experience.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Airman who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.



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Other Information

1. 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 464788300
Located In Salt lake city, UT
SOC Category 00-0000.00