QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: WG: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C)
To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to make extensive repairs, conduct testing, and troubleshooting on aircraft environmental systems; and turbine powered systems; heating-refrigeration and aircraft compressors; servo hydraulic constant speed transmissions; and systems of similar complexity.
JOB ELEMENTS REQUIRED:
1. Ability to do the work of a Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)
2. Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, and basic electrical and mechanical principles to plan, lay out, and perform work involving the repair, test, installation, and maintenance of complex hydraulic and pneumatic systems designed to adjust automatically to factors such as temperature, humidity, pressure, or rate of change of velocity, or have sensing devices that feed back into the system information on the systems' performance.
3. Knowledge of the complex interrelationship of numerous subassemblies that make up total sitemaps, to restore systems to optimum serviceable condition; and of the relationship of hydraulic and pneumatic systems to the structure of the aircraft or other system where the systems are located to install and test systems.
4. Knowledge of the physical principles governing the behavior of fluids (liquids and gases) as they pertain to hydraulic and pneudraulic systems and their components, and of standard formulae and mathematics, particularly the use of decimal values in computing shop limits and flow values.
5. Skill to set up and operate test stands and test adapters to calibrate the systems at various rates of speed and under environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, and inlet flow; and to conduct quality of performance and endurance tests in the hydraulic flow metering area; and to apply troubleshooting procedures to isolate malfunctions.
6. Ability to diagnose the cause of operational failures, to determine the extent of repairs and whether to rework or replace faulty components, and to estimate time required to complete repairs, and to perform necessary rework to ensure the proper operation in accordance with standards and technical specifications.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS
1. May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.
2. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
3. May be required to assist and/or train lower-graded employees
Frequently required to work in awkward or cramped conditions when positioning items in test stands, and to exercise visual and tactile sensitivity in lapping, polishing, adjusting, and aligning items. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, lifts, and other workers are available to assist moving heavier items. Required to lift, reach, push, pull, bend, walk, sit, and stand for prolonged periods of time. Required to ascend and descend narrow vertical ladders or stagings, often while carrying tools and equipment.
Work is usually performed in areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated. Frequently exposed to loud noise from the movement of machinery and test equipment; to the possibility of cuts, burns, electrical shock, and bruises from moving parts of machinery; and to unpleasant conditions from dirt, grease, fuel, toxic fumes, solvents, and gases. Various protective devices such as gloves, ear plugs, face shields, safety shoes, and safety glasses are used. The work is frequently performed in cramped areas of aircraft with minimum light and ventilation. Exposed to the possibility of serious injury from slipping and falling while working from ladders and staging. May perform work outside exposing the employee to the prevailing weather conditions and intermittent slippery or uneven surfaces.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.
BASIS OF RATING:
Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.
Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.