(1) Aircraft Arresting Systems:
(a) Performs daily, weekly, and monthly inspections, and off-equipment maintenance, on aircraft arresting systems. Accomplishes gasoline engine rebuilding to include removal and replacement of clutches, carburetors, starters, distributors, fuel pumps, springs and other integral parts. Checks and/or adjusts valves, bearings, cams, bushings, gear boxes, sprockets, chains and fairlead beam components. May do stripping, sanding and painting of aircraft arresting systems. Uses test equipment such as voltmeters, megohmmeters, ampmeters, ohmmeters continuity tester, feelergage and other test equipment. Solves all repair or maintenance problems using technical drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and technical orders.(b) Replaces nylon tapes and steel wound cables due to wear, time change, or excessive aircraft engagement as directed by technical orders. Performs maintenance on the BAK-14 aircraft arresting system such as rebuilding cable support arms and air cylinders and the replacement of worn parts (cable support blocks, wire rope, springs, etc.). Troubleshoots BAK-14 solid state controlled heating systems and position control systems and replaces heater elements, mercury switches, and solid state heater control units. May be required to operate and troubleshoot radio control systems for the BAK-12/14. Must be able to deal with limited runway time while troubleshooting and performing maintenance on the BAK-12/14.
(c) Coordinates all aircraft arresting systems duties which requires access to active runways with FAA, Air Traffic Control Facility Manager, Flight Safety Officer and Airport Manager.
(d) Schedules and coordinates exercises to practice rewind procedures and operations and annual certification engagements. May be required to install portable aircraft arresting systems worldwide.
(e) Trains traditional guardsmen in the operation and maintenance of aircraft arresting systems; as well as training fire personnel in rewinding and resetting aircraft arresting systems. Trains other personnel in day-to-day maintenance checks and repairs for backup manpower.
(f) Maintains records for documentation of preventive maintenance, repairs, tape and cable life, and all aircraft engagements. Maintains records which includes daily inspections through 10 year overhaul and special inspection records. Maintains current technical order and regulations files for aircraft arresting systems and emergency power generators.
(g) Establishes and controls Special Level and benchstock, spare parts, and supplies to expedite the repair and maintenance of aircraft arresting systems.
(h) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as ORI, IG, and MEI inspections, mobility and command support exercises. May be required to perform additional duties such as snow removal.
(2) Electrical Power Production Systems:
(a) Installs, repairs, maintains, and modifies electrical power production equipment. Performs repair of components such as fixed gasoline or diesel engines, generators, centrifuges, starter motors, and associated generating and distributing equipment. Conducts tests of equipment using voltmeters, ampmeters, ohmmeters, continuity testers, feelergage and other test equipment. Adjusts and calibrates components to assure optimum operating efficiency within design limitations. Modifies equipment in accordance with manufacturers specifications and other technical publications. Accomplishes difficult operating and repair tasks beyond capability of senior workers.
(b) Maintains and repairs electrical generating equipment. Performs inspection, maintenance, and major modifications; troubleshoots complex repair situations; and performs other maintenance on electric power generating equipment. Benchchecks reparable components and subassemblies of electric 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.
(c) Inspects electrical power production equipment. Analyzes malfunctions by visual or auditory inspection, observation of operation and use of test equipment. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Inspects completed or in-progress work to assure compliance with standard operating procedures and technical publications.
(d) 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.
(e) On weekend duty, supervises electrical power production personnel. Plans and schedules work assignments; establishes work methods, production controls, and performance standards; and assigns operating and repair functions to subordinates and establishes priorities for work accomplished. Assures compliance with published directives, work standards and technical publications. Conducts on-the-job training.
(f) Operates standby units during commercial power failures 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. Determines that generators selected to provide emergency power are compatible with facilities power requirements in terms of size, voltage, phase, etc.
(g) Instructs other base activities in procedures for operating power generators during emergencies.
(h) Assists electrician and power line personnel in the various phases of installation, trouble shooting and repair. Subject to emergency calls as required during nonduty hours.
(3) Performs other duties as assigned.