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Aircraft Mechanic job at Air Force Institute of Technology in Great Falls VA
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An official website of the United States government Multiple Appointment Types - This position is indefinite with possible permanent status (may be converted to permanent status without further competition). This Title 32 position is open to the following: AREA I - All dual status permanent Bargaining unit excepted employees or technicians in the Montana Air National Guard (MT ANG) and AREA II - MT ANG members current MT ANG Non-bargaining unit excepted technicians or T5 Employees (that are willing and eligible for MT ANG military membership if not a current member) and AREA III - Personnel eligible and willing to become a member of the MTANG. THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE INDEFINITE WITH POSSIBLE PERMANENT STATUS POSITION. BARGAINING UNIT Selecting Official: SMSgt Monte Howse This National Guard position is for an Aircraft Mechanic Position Description Number D1525000 and is part of the Montana Air National Guard 120 AMX SQ. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.) This position is located in the Sortie Generation Section of the Aircraft Generation Division within the Logistics Directorate of an Air National Guard Flying Wing. Its purpose is to act as the crew chief with responsibility for directing the total maintenance effort on individually assigned aircraft. The work involves the total maintenance of complex high performance military aircraft ranging from multi-purpose heavy multi-engine transports to the most modern sophisticated fighters and bombers. Fully responsible for providing detailed technical insight on individual aircrafts level of Mission Capability (MC) then develops and recommends a comprehensive course of action to maintain the aircraft at Full Mission Capability (FMC). All aircraft are fully integrated in and are part of the Total Force Mission of the United States Air Force. This position is responsible to fully prepare assigned aircraft for Aerospace Expeditionary Force/Wing (AEF/AEW) Operations around the world. Directs monitors or performs overall maintenance servicing inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft. Work is performed in complex working conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather and night operations. Works with coordinates and oversees the work of subordinate aircraft mechanics. Coordinates and oversees the work of journey level workers in other trades working simultaneously on the assigned aircraft. Reviews trains and prepares to perform battle damage assessment/repair. Participates in mission generation/regeneration operations. Directs multiple specialists in preparing aircraft for combat operations. Expedites aircraft operations to include concurrent servicing hot pit refueling and/or combat turns or integrated combat turns. Performs preflight post flight thru flight periodic isochronal phase hourly and special inspections as well as servicing defueling scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Serves as the technical authority to advise on inspect and approve all airframe mechanical electrical/environmental avionics engine and pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft. Works closely with the production control function to report current aircraft status; requests and coordinates specialist support for accomplishing maintenance exceeding sortie generation capabilities or time constraints. Controls and performs work assignments based upon priorities workload availability of parts facilities material and personnel. Assigns maintenance and repair functions to subordinate mechanics. Observes and inspects performance and work procedures to insure compliance with applicable technical publications directives and local policy. Accomplishes operational tests of aircraft systems and components. Directs and performs the ground movement of aircraft. Launches recovers parks and services aircraft. Performs end of runway inspection. Installs removes inspects and adjusts aerial delivery systems to mission requirements. Makes diagnoses and solves malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of complex state of the art computerized and/or non computerized diagnostic and precision equipment by studying layout drawings blueprints and wiring diagrams and by analyzing construction and operating characteristics of aircraft and their components. Performs or oversees maintenance such as troubleshooting removing repairing replacing rigging aligning cleaning painting and corrosion control. Ensures aircraft documentation and Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft. Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components undergoing repair overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature adherence to work techniques procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications. Completed work is reviewed for adherence to maintenance policy independently to determine that the aircraft is prepared and safe for flight. Due to the nature of operations tempo must make decisions on a wide range of matters that may involve changes to past precedents to ensure completion of the mission. Plans develops and conducts training during the technician work week to a multi facet workforce comprised of from 3 to 8 assigned military positions. Training sessions are designed to provide instructions in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. Conducts and certifies Cross Utilization Training of non WG-88XX series Aircraft Mechanics to meet mission requirements. Selects the appropriate instructional method utilizing either formalized classroom or practical on-the-job method of instruction. Evaluates and certifies effectiveness of training by observation as the trainee performs the task(s). Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing states National Guard required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Appointments in the Title 32 MT NG technician program may terminate/suspend your military incentives; please see your MT NG Retention Office/Military Personnel Incentive Program Manager for details. Qualifications Military Grades: E4 - E7 Your application MUST contain a DETAILED description (how when where and at what level) in your own words (not copied) of civilian and/or military training/experience/education as it relates to the general and specialized experience KSA/Competencies and any other requirements (certifications education selective placement factors) that are in announcement and/or questionnaire. If resume is NOT detailed in these requirements; your application ranking on your responses may be lowered/changed or you could be deemed not eligible/qualified. NOTE: You may add a supplement page (as above; it must address how when where and at what level) to your resume to address requirements separately. GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Must possess experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts accessories and components and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must possess at least 18 months of experience or training installing adjusting aligning troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines transmissions gearboxes hydraulic components and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container. PLACEMENT STATUS/TENURE OF SELECTEE : TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 permanent selectees only: This is an obligated position. If a permanent employee in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position he/she will retain their permanent status AND have rights to return to their previous Title 32 position. TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For Title 32 Indefinite selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an indefinite employee (tenure 3) in the Title 32 Excepted civil service accepts this position he/she will retain their indefinite status AND may return to their previous Title 32 indefinite position if it is still available. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - For Current Title 5 selectees only: This is an obligated position. If an on-board employee in the Title 5 excepted civil service accepts this position he/she will convert to a T32 indefinite appointment (tenure 3). This employee will have no reemployment rights to their previous T5 position. INDEFINITE APPOINTMENT - State National Guard Members (includes T32 NTE employees and MTNG members not currently a federal employee): This is an obligated position. Selectee will be appointed as an indefinite employee (tenure 3). Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional 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 ( ). If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge skills abilities and other characteristics): 1. Skill in the use of hand/power tools. 2. Ability to read/interpret technical manuals. 3. Ability to maintain aircraft records/reports. 4. Skill in the maintenance of aircraft systems/parts replacement. 5. Skill in managing aircraft maintenance for phases/TCTOs/OTIs and extended maintenance actions. Background checks and security clearance To apply for this position you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your resume showing work schedule hours worked per week dates (including Month and Year e.g. 02/2017 Feb 2017 etc.) of employment and duties performed. Your application MUST contain a DETAILED description (how when where and at what level) in your own words (not copied) of civilian and/or military training/experience/education as it relates to the general and specialized experience KSA/Competencies and any other requirements (certifications education selective placement factors) that are in announcement and/or questionnaire. If resume is NOT detailed in these requirements; your application ranking on your responses may be lowered/changed or you could be deemed not eligible/qualified. NOTE: You may add a supplement page (as above; it must address how when where and at what level) to your resume to address requirements separately. A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. To apply for this position you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire click the following link: A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. To begin click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process . You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application verify the required documentation is included with your application package and submit the application. To verify the status of your application log into your USAJOBS account ( ) all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means visit: . Address MT 120AW 2800 Airport Ave B Great Falls MT 59404 US Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. 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