This National Guard position is for an AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1635000and is part of the AZ 162nd Wing, Air National Guard.
NOTE: This position is subject to rotating or night shift work in support of a 24/7 Operation.
NOTE: Current 162 WG Maintenance Group members who hold the 2A6X1 career field will be placed in a military position commensurate with current rank. All other applicants outside of career field who apply at a higher grade then advertised will be demoted.
NOTE: Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance.
NOTE: Provide all substantiating documentation to verify rank/AFSC/other requirements.
Individual selected will receive an Indefinite Appointment and may be converted to permanent if funding becomes available and position is no longer encumbered .
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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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.
AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC, WG-8602-5/8/10. This position is located in an 162nd Wing Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group, Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Element, (Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance, (JEIM) and the Hush House). The primary purpose of this position is to certify acceptable performance, test, repair, trouble-shoot, operationally check and modify aircraft turbine and auxiliary power units, and associated propulsion system components. Troubleshoots malfunctioning engines and interrelated propulsion system components, determines degree of disassembly or certification required, repairs or replaces defective components, diagnostic computers and associated hardware. Analyzes malfunctions using schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufacturer's specifications, computer diagnostics data, inspection findings, trending data and aircrew debriefs. Performs engine run operation on installed and uninstalled engines to troubleshoot malfunctions or verify findings. Removes and installs engines and auxiliary power units. Operates, Automated Ground Test Systems (AGETS), trouble-shoots and repairs aircraft jet engines. Troubleshoots, modifies, repairs, and performs sequential disassembly and assembly of gearboxes and auxiliary power units. Performs evaluations that must be accomplished at critical points in the repair/build-up process using a variety of quality characteristics, consisting of complete systems or components and assemblies that undergo many steps in a repair process and have highly critical tolerances. Performs test cell operation of engine and aircraft run up, analyzes operating parameters, makes final adjustments and verifies that engine is operating within acceptable parameters for safe operation in the aircraft. Performs scheduled and special evaluations on installed engines, auxiliary power units, and associated airframe-mounted systems. Interprets Engine Management trend data and investigates trend anomalies to eliminate catastrophic engine failure or damage by the prediction and detection of adverse trends towards known failure modes before they occur. Performs command directed and locally established in-progress inspections (IPI) (certifying acceptable performance of all conventional or modified aircraft engines prior to their being installed in the aircraft or placed in inventory) of propulsion system components and associated equipment to determine adequacy of workmanship, materials and maintenance. Makes final certification of completed work and critical engine build measurements, annotating by signature that work and tolerances are correct. Certifies aircraft is safe for flight by Clearing Red X and other Red symbols. Requisitions, processes, and accounts for supply assets as required by the repairable processing system. Verifies compatibility of engine components. Performs computer data entry of engine and component information such as component location, status and tracking information into the Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) for fighter aircraft, and G081, (CAMS for Mobility) for multi-engine transport aircraft. Uses computer-based systems to account for time expenditures of maintenance performed. Provides technical advice and troubleshooting expertise to other work centers when propulsion systems affect or are affected by interrelated aircraft systems, such as: electro-environmental, pneudraulic, fuel and avionics systems. Provides on-the-job training to lower graded personnel or newly assigned personnel regardless of grade. Trains lower graded employees on proper certification techniques of installed engine components. Provides instruction in repair and inspection techniques of aircraft engine components and related equipment. Examines recurring malfunctions and initiates corrective actions by submission of quality deficiency or software deficiency reports. Devises repair procedures based on findings and recommends program changes or data corrections to correct software or technical data deficiencies. Recommends revisions to intermediate maintenance directives when necessary. Serves as the hazardous materials manager as required. Interprets and follows state and federal regulations regarding the reclamation, storage and transportation of hazardous materials. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI), Inspector General (IG) Inspections, Unit Effectiveness Inspections and mobility and command support exercises. Performs additional duties such as, hydrazine response, aircraft or equipment decontamination, structural fire fighting, fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and assists local authorities during natural disasters or civil emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Open to current members and those eligible for membership with the Arizona Air National Guard
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Conditions Of Employment
- National Guard Membership is required.
- 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.
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Military Grades: E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt
Compatible Military Assignments: Must possess AFSC 2A6X1.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
WG-5: Must possess 6 months 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.
WG-8: Must possess 12 months experience or training 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.
WG-10: Must possess 18 months experience or training performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories; experience or training 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.
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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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):
Aircraft Maintenance and Design
The following competencies need to be addressed on the AZ NG 335-2-R Form (for additional space please use MS Word document)
1. Knowledge in installing, removing, operating, and repairing a variety of conventional and modified aircraft engines and engine accessories systems on and off the aircraft.
2. Knowledge and understanding of jet engine theory and the integration of the jet engine with all aircraft systems to troubleshoot malfunctions and accomplish repairs.
3. Knowledge and skill in operating a variety of test equipment, such as vibration analyzers, air data simulators, engine monitoring computer, data transfer equipment, ignition testers, high pressure hydraulic test equipment, voltmeters and other precision measurement equipment to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair aircraft engines on and off the aircraft.
4. Skill and ability to interpret technical orders, manufacturer's catalogs, blueprints and schematic drawings, to obtain the technical information required to troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, modify, assemble and operate engines.
5. Knowledge and understanding of mathematics used to determine tolerances and performance specifications involved in engine build-up and engine operation.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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 (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents: AZNG Form 335-2-R, OF-306 (must have wet signature), Proof of AFSC (i.e. RIP, Certificates etc)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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