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Air Force Civilian Service Great Falls, MT

Job Description


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Repairs, maintains and modifies electrical power production equipment and aircraft arresting barriers. Performs repair of components such as fixed gasoline or diesel engines, generators, centrifuges, starter motors, associated generating and distributing equipment and aircraft arresting barriers. Conducts tests of equipment using voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, continuity tester, feeler gauge and other test equipment. Adjusts and calibrates components to assure optimum operating efficiency within design limitations. Modifies equipment in accordance with manufactures specifications and other technical publications. Accomplishes difficult operating and repair tasks.

Maintains and repairs electrical generating equipment. Performs inspection, maintenance, and major modification; troubleshoots complex repair situations; and performs other maintenance on electrical power generating equipment. Bench checks repairable components and subassemblies of electrical power generating equipment by using test equipment standards, load banks and other equipment standards as may be required by technical data. Determines extent of repair/rebuild and accomplishes same. Tests and calibrates repaired gauges, controls and meters to assure adequacy and reliability. Interprets maintenance malfunction data related to the electrical power generating systems.

Inspects electrical power production equipment. Analyzes malfunctions by visual or auditory inspection, observation or operation and use of test equipment. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of cc 1ective action. Inspects completed or in-progress work to assure compliance with standard operating procedures and technical publications.

Advises on technical problems of installation and repair of electrical power production equipment. Solves complex maintenance problems by studying layout drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and analyzing construction and operating characteristics of electrical generating plants and equipment. Devises and establishes maintenance and operating procedures to ensure maximum efficiency of operation and electrical power production plants. Diagnoses recurring malfunctions and recommends repair procedures necessary to correct defective equipment Establishes maintenance and operating procedures.

Installs, maintains, and repairs primary and secondary electrical distribution systems, both overhead and underground. Performs "high pot" and "thumper" testing. Determines generators load requirements and compatibilities, in terms of size, voltage, phase, etc., in order to provide emergency power.

Operates standby units during commercial power failure and performs operational checks, inspections, services and makes emergency repairs of standby units in the field to ensure uninterrupted power services to facilities during power outages.

Assists electrical personnel in the various phases of installation, troubleshooting and repair. Subject to emergency calls as required during non-duty hours.

During periods of military duty, supervises electrical power production and interior and exterior electricians. Plans and schedules work assignments. Establishes work methods, production controls, and performance standards. Assigns operating and repair functions to subordinates and establishes priorities for work accomplished. Assures compliance with published instructions, work standards and technical
publications. Formulates comprehensive training plans for drill status guard members. Conducts on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction.

Trains traditional guardsmen and Air Force personnel on the installation, operation and maintenance of expeditionary or semi-permanent aircraft arresting systems. Develops and maintains lesson plans and training materials. When assigned responsibility to install expeditionary aircraft arresting barriers, overseas and monitors the work of members of the RED HORSE Special Capability Team.

Implements the Unit Environmental Program concerning hazardous material within the electrical and power production sections involving spill containment and hazardous waste disposal.

Prepares for and participates in RED HORSE operational readiness evaluations (OREs), operational readiness inspections (ORIs), Quality Force Assessments (QAFAs), and mobility and command support exercises. 



Document prior experience, education, and training relating to the General and Specialized Experience requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY (KSAs) are no longer basic eligibility factors, but will be used as rating and ranking factors.



1.  Knowledge to inspect, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical power production equipment and aircraft arresting barriers for normal daily operations and emergency operations.
2.  Knowledge of all applicable safety rules, practices, and directives in accordance with OSHA regulations and guidelines.
3.  Ability to solve maintenance and repair problems utilizing technical orders, electrical schematic drawings, test equipment, and load banks.
4.  Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and accomplish shop maintenance programs.
5. Ability to establish reoccurring maintenance procedures, and maintain records.
6. Skill in giving clear and concise instruction on operation procedures.
7. Ability to plan, manage, and coordinate work to include material and equipment requirements and time estimates.  


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must possess 18 months of specialized 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.

You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) of experience on resume to be considered.

NOTE:  Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

Substitution of Education of Specialized Experience:

Education cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience for this position. 


PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYISCIAL: A pre-employment physical examination or medical screening may be required for placement to this position.

DIRECT DEPOSIT PARTICIPATION: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:  Selectee is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position.

MILITARY INCENTIVES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect bonus, educational assistance and/or military incentives. Please contact your Incentive Program Manager for further details.


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Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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.      


This office does not accept applications by electronic mail(e-mail), regular mail, or in person.  Please do not fax any documents to the Montana National Guard Human Resources Office.  Failure to follow the procedures for applying, may result in loss of consideration for the position.  It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, assessment questions and answers, transcripts) is received and accurate.

Job Details

Date Posted June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 466730100
Located In Great falls, MT
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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