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Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service East Granby, CT

Job Description


The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Removes, installs, certifies, repairs, modifies, overhauls, and installs turboprop engines, reduction gear boxes, turbine modules, compressor modules, auxiliary power units, propellers and related propeller components as required.
  • Modifies engines, propellers, auxiliary power units, and components in accordance with Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) directives; removes and installs engine quick change kits; prepares engines for installation and installs engine and propeller assemblies on aircraft.
  • Performs operational checks of installed propellers, engines, auxiliary power units and sub-systems during aircraft maintenance ground runs in accordance with approved checklists.
  • Performs isochronal and special evaluations on engines, propellers and auxiliary power units.
  • Performs aircraft full power runs and complete engine and propeller efficiency checks.


Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 10 pounds, and often lifts and carries assemblies weighing 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. Work assignments require the employee to climb steps and ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces.


Work assignments are performed indoors and outdoors in inclement weather; on icy, wet, and slippery ramps, aircraft surfaces, work stands; and in extreme temperature and humidity.  The incumbent is subject to dangers from toxic fumes, dust, dirt, grease, lubricants, paints, and solvents.  Dangers also involve high-pressure air and fluids, and fast actuating metal aircraft surfaces such as landing gears, speed brakes, and flaps. Work assignments are subject to engine noise, heat blast, intake suction, rotating propellers, explosive munitions, electrical voltage, cartridge actuating devices, liquid oxygen, and flammable and explosive aircraft fuels, etc.  There is frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts, burns, electrical shock, strains, and bone fractures.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience that has provided the ability to perform assembly and disassembly operations and make prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories in accordance with technical specifications, procedures and requirements.  Experience using hand and power tools common to the trade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12 or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:


  • Experience using common hand tools in making repetitive mechanical repairs under close supervision.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.


  • Experience removing and installing components and accessories with detailed guidance.
  • Experience in following detailed instructions in making minor repairs and modifications to aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.


  • Experience performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories.
  • Experience performing maintenance overhaul, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of aircraft engines, engine components, and power trains for fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft. 
  • Experience determining maintenance needed from work orders, inspection reports, historical record, and by own diagnosis.


  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydromechanics, electrical, electronic, and pneudraulic principles and systems, that apply to turboprop engines and propellers.
  • Skill in the interpretation and use of technical orders and manuals, manufacturers specifications, factory engineering bulletins, flow charts/wiring diagrams and other related technical guidance.
  • Skill in troubleshooting, diagnosing defects, certifying, conducting bench and operational checks, disassembly, repairing, modifying, testing, cleaning, assembly and installation of turboprop engine and propeller systems, sub-systems and components such the integrated synchrophasing system, reduction gear box, torque meter assembly, fuel scheduling system and electrical components and control assemblies.
  • Skill in the use of test equipment such as computer bore scopes, fuel gauges, air gauges, and alignment fixtures; special tools and precision measuring equipment; high pressure hydraulic test equipment; dynamic propeller balancing equipment; and engine vibration analyzers.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining the engine test/trim automated system (ETTAS) on the engine test cell to evaluate, identify and correct propeller and engine components causing vibration or impending failure.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to
be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend
formal technician school training.

  • MILITARY GRADE (Prior to appointment):  Enlisted:  E-3 through E-5
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  103d Maintenance Group or any subordinate unit.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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 (see

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM:   If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives).  In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG G1 or CTANG Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position.  For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment:  If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466906600
Located In East granby, CT
SOC Category 00-0000.00