DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates, analyzes performance, troubleshoots, inspects, installs, maintains, overhauls, repairs and modifies operational ordnance system(s) and subsystems consisting of numerous complex electronic components of fighter aircraft. Analyzes performance and isolate malfunctions to individual subsystems and or components of bombing/navigation, fire-control/weapons delivery, weapons multi-sensor displays and external electro-mechanical weapons systems, electro-optical targeting pod/weapon interfaces, R/F electronic countermeasures systems, target radar tracking and missile tracking radar. Removes, repairs, installs, inspects and conducts operational performance checkout of aircraft ordnance and isolates malfunctions and identifies if failures are in specific LRUs, aircraft weapons, avionics multiplex data bus matrix assemblies, or aircraft digital data wiring. Loads/unloads, positions and safeties air munitions using applicable technical data and handling equipment. Tests suspension, launch and release systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release on equipment. Conducts off-equipment troubleshooting and functional checks of electronic weapons control systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release and fire sequence. Ensures all munitions are inventoried at the start and completion of the work shift. Ensures that all munitions expenditures are accurately tracked and recorded on applicable forms.Coordinates with loading standardization and the weapons element supervisor for all load crew-training requirements and ensures only loading certified/qualified personnel are directed to perform weapons loading tasks and may be required to perform weapons expediting on the flight line.Maintains and reviews publication files of applicable technical orders, regulations, manuals and local directives. Provides hands-on training instruction to lower graded personnel concerned with the repair of the electronic ordnance systems within the aircraft. Processes and accounts for due in from maintenance (DIFM) supply assets and ensure materials and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained and funds are not obligated for material or parts without proper justification. Adjusts, installs and removes cartridges and squibs for tanks and pylons and chaff/flare systems. Adjusts and installs fusing devices in explosive air munitions. Operates fault detection and digital test equipment. May be required to perform additional duties such as launch/recovery aircraft servicing, fire fighting, crash rescue duty or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies. May be required to inspect, troubleshoot, test and maintain the Aerial Gunnery Target System. May be delegated authority to clear Red X on aircraft forms.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants ability to repair malfunctions of ordnance equipment and components. Ability to use sketches, electrical diagrams, technical specifications and engineering drawings. Experience which demonstrates skill in the use of test equipment to make electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic checks.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training in planning and layout of repair sequence and ability to complete modification, repair and installation of ordnance systems. Experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions and determining remedy where complex relationships exist. Experience in hand tools and a limited number of measuring equipment. Experience in the use of a variety of test equipment.
Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and manufacturers specifications.
QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicants record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Selectee may be subject to a one-year probationary/trial period.
- Possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Secret security clearance.
These benefits are offered to most Federal employees:
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Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.
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CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX, AGE, OR HANDICAP (EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY MILITARY REGULATIONS), RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR MEMBERSHIP/NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION...RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
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