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Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Tinker Afb, OK

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to perform removal, installation, check-out, and repair of egress and jettison systems. Before maintenance is accomplished, aircraft is made "safe" by de-energizing trigger mechanisms and removal of explosives from egress and jettison systems on all types of aircraft. Uses various types of test equipment to align, troubleshoot, and to correct malfunctions of egress and jettison systems which include seats, hatches, wing tanks, and/or pylons. Replaces or provides assistance and guidance to lower grade technicians in replacing components or sub-assemblies, rotary actuators, seat positioning actuators, and other parts that can be changed to prevent removal of major components and realignment of entire system.


The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:

1. Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic without more than normal supervision. (This is a Screen-out element. Screen-out elements are the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for satisfactory job performance. Applicants must receive a minimum of two points on the Screen-out element to be deemed eligible for consideration.)

2. Knowledge to troubleshoot, repair, modify and test a variety of aircraft ordnance systems such as missile and special weapons launching devices, decoys, egress, and jettison systems, and rocket launching equipment, set up the work area, determine the degree of disassembly necessary and the extent of rework needed.

3. Knowledge of Safety regulations, practices and procedures.

4. Skill in the use of test equipment and measuring devices such as leak detectors, feeler gauges, micrometers, dial indicators, micrometers, bore sight tools, multi-meters, and ammeters.

5. Ability to interpret and apply technical orders, technical manuals, blueprints, schematics drawings and other technical information.

6. Ability to troubleshoot, repair, modify adjust and test a variety of aircraft ordnance systems using electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles of operation such as missile and special weapons launching devices, decoys, egress and jettison systems, and rocket launching equipment without more than normal supervision. 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Other Significant Facts: 

1. Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.

2. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

3. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.

4. May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.

5. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid drivers license may be required.

6. Required to keep and maintain state certifications and appropriate licenses (Commercial Drivers License with HAZ-MAT endorsement) required to transport, ship and store all egress components and Class 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 explosives. Uses government provided transportation and ensures that appropriate placards and markings are applied prior to transportation off base.

Physical Demands: The work requires standing, bending, stooping, climbing, stretching and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions and in hard to reach places. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds. 

Working Environment: The work is performed either inside or outside and subjects the employee to prevailing weather conditions, noise, slipper or uneven surfaces, and working in confined areas. Exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, grease, oil, dirt electrical shock and possible injury when de-arming and arming the machine.

NOTE: If you want to change and/or add information to your application package (resume with acceptable format) during the open period of this announcement, you will need to reapply (to include completing the online questionnaire) and include the changed and/or added information with your application package. This will ensure you receive full consideration for this position.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.  

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position.  In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704.  Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50. 

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473.  More information is available at It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individuals employment experience will be used only to determine the persons qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individuals personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 456409500
Located In Tinker afb, OK
SOC Category 00-0000.00