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Production Controller (Aircraft)

Air Force Civilian Service Saint Paul, MN

Job Description


Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

Coordinates and develops operational and maintenance requirements for all assigned aerospace vehicles and related support and training equipment into long range, quarterly, monthly and weekly plans to produce a schedule which makes efficient use of resources. Ensure the Maintenance Control Supervisor and the Chief of Maintenance are advised of maintenance capability, problem areas, and adherence to schedules. Schedules aerospace vehicle and related equipment, through all phases of maintenance. Schedules and conducts daily maintenance planning meeting to refine and incorporate unscheduled maintenance requirements into the Weekly to Daily Maintenance Plans and workload requirement. Reviews specialist dispatch and in-shop production workload to ascertain production delay, recommends corrective actions and makes necessary adjustments in production schedules. Processes requests for and manages local manufactured items to ensure that unauthorized work is not scheduled. Preplans requirements to support operational launch schedules, emergency war orders (EWO) and contingency plans. Designates and schedules aerospace vehicle for maintenance training purposes. Plans and schedules time compliance technical order (TCTO) accomplishment. Schedules and insures that life support and critical items are replaced in accordance with the time change program. Represents the Chief of Maintenance in coordinating actions such as aircraft and equipment utilization, sortie rates, flying hours and simulator utilization with the Air Commander, Operations and other members of the flight scheduling committee. Develops inspection work package for aircraft; schedules and conducts the preinspection meeting for scheduled inspections such as periodic, isochronal and phase. In coordination with maintenance supervisors, develops work packages for major, intermediate level maintenance such as battle or crash damage. Performs the following documentation functions; review, filing, maintenance and disposition of historical documents for assigned equipment. Manages documents for TCTO reports, time change forecast, mechanized reports, master ID number files and flight status register. Makes required input to the automated data system and retrieves data and/or computer generated products as required. Conducts training of assigned technician and military personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.


General Experience:  Experience, education or training which indicates the candidate can reason in quantitative terms, communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, understanding the terminology and data pertaining to repair operations and process characteristics of the production activity.

Specialized Experience:  GS-09 Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training preparing job or work orders; scheduling various phases of projects into the production facility; following up to see if work is progressing as planned and arranging for adjustments in materials, machine processes, and work sequencing allowing for changes.  Experience with current automation support programs to input data, provide status of equipment, and monitor job order status, monitor work priorities, requisition repair parts, track repair parts status, etc.

Compatible Military Assignment:  2A5X1 AFSC

Military Compatability: Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.  Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

Evaluation Factors:  Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.


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Other Information

Position Description: D0752000

Remarks: No PCS available.  Position will not be filled until current incumbent vacates. Members with rank higher than identified in key requirements are eligible to apply but, may be required to take a reduction should they be selected.  The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised.  Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123 is required.  This position is subject to rules and regulations of the USAF and the ANG, to include fitness standards, as well as any AFSC specific requirements.  This is a dual status position.

Selective Placement Factor: ENLISTED (SSgt/E-5 to MSgt/E-7)

Acceptance of a technician position will result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

In Accordance with National Guard Regulation 600-25 and Air Force Instructions 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

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Important Notes

Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.

The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability.

Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.