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Powered Support Systems Mechanic 2 Positions

Air Force Civilian Service Boise, ID

Job Description


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The primary purpose of this position is to accomplish maintenance on electronically controlled powered support equipment containing highly complex digital devices and integrated circuits.


Responsible for the accurate interpretation of numerous manufacturer drawings, specifications, operating instructions, and test procedures, to troubleshoot, calibrate, align and repair a variety of highly complex pieces of powered support equipment.  This includes identifying, repairing or replacing numerous electronic (both digital and analog) components.  It also includes the repair of composite materials and state of the art gas compressor turbines and electronically controlled engines.  Troubleshoots, repairs, adjusts and aligns down-sized powered support equipment.  Uses a variety of sophisticated testers, such as analyzers, digital meters, oscilloscopes and other measuring devices to determine repair requirements.  Corrects unusual maintenance problems, by interpreting a variety of technical  data such as tables, charts, formulas, color codes, wiring diagrams,  and schematic symbols.  Does circuit analyses, considers integrated  circuit relationships, and applies electronic principles in order to  fault-isolate and repair the various digital devices contained in  highly complex powered support equipment.

Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, servicing, repair, and adjustments on complex rotary diesel engines.

Must independently determine work sequences, specifications, and special procedures to be used to fault-isolate and repair unusual problems in various pieces of powered support equipment.   Conducts classes to train maintenance personnel in operations, test procedures, and troubleshooting requirements of highly complex powered  support equipment.

Performs intermediate-level maintenance on powered support equipment and non-powered AGE.  This includes working on cryogenic equipment, engine and generator changes, removing, repairing, and overhauling of accessories, and rebuilding of units.  Engine rebuilding such as removal and replacement of crankshafts, pistons, and other integral parts.  Replaces, checks and adjusts valves, bearings, cams, clutches, bushings, springs, armatures, pushrods, exhaust  manifolds, tubing, hose and defective wiring.  Diagnoses gas turbine malfunctions, using visual and auditory senses, test equipment and applicable technical publications; makes repairs, removes, disassembles and assembles components and sub-systems.

Troubleshoots, repairs, overhauls, modifies and operates  aerospace ground equipment such as AC and DC power generators, various  types of internal combustion engines, air compressors, blowers,  hydraulic test stands, cabin leakage testers, portable diesel engine  driven generators, emergency lighting units, de-icers, heaters, load  banks, hydrostatic testers, cryogenic carts, decontamination units,  thermal bath, vacuum pumps, flow meters, lavatory service trailers, air  conditioners and various pieces of non-powered AGE.  Performs required TCTOs and other modifications on powered support equipment.  Performs corrosion control duties such as inspection, cleaning, stripping, sanding, priming and painting of AGE.  Performs inspections, calibration and repair on test and shop equipment.

Performs maintenance data collection, and prepares other required forms.  Maintains Technical Orders, Technical Order Files, commercial technical publications and other directives pertinent to the  section.  Submits Technical Order Improvement Reports, Material Deficiency Reports and suggestions when required.

Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluation such as ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility, and command support exercises. Participates and assists in conducting the necessary safety program for the Aerospace Ground Equipment activity.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Work involves the maintenance and repair of powered ground and similar support equipment used for aircraft ground servicing; missile, aircraft, air control, and radar installations powered support; field combat support; engineering and construction project support; and general utilities, including standby and emergency power generating systems.

Experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge of mechanical maintenance work; ability to read and use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams and schematics, and skill in the use of equipment and hand tools used in troubleshooting, testing and repairing equipment.



No special education requirements needed for this vacancy.


Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the WG 10 level must have 18

months experience or training removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing parts, components, and accessories.   Experience which provided working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to powered support equipment and systems; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments.   Experience which provided working knowledge of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.

Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.



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Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466514800
Located In Boise, ID
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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