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Job Title:Aircraft Mechanic

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAR-14-072

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$21.83 to $25.57 / Per Hour


Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Salisbury, NC View Map


Open to areas 1, 2 and 3


Not Applicable




The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent).




MD #: 4622-045



  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E7 & below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 15, 91, 92, 94, 68W


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This position is located in an Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) or Army Aviation Flight Activity (AAFA) with responsibility for the performance of the full range of aircraft maintenance duties including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair, and ground testing of assemblies, systems, and surfaces for one or more types of military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing. Perform duties and has responsibilities understood under the military designation of Crew Chief which involves full maintenance responsibility for a required minimum number of aircraft as determined by type of aircraft. Has responsibility for one or more subordinate employees who assist in the repair and maintenance of assigned aircraft. May be required to perform duties per the military definition of Flight Engineer. Performs Crew Chief duties with full maintenance responsibility for assigned aircraft. Number of aircraft to be assigned to an incumbent is predetermined by taking into account such factors as the complexity, size, and maintenance requirements of aircraft, the unit mission requirement to have Flight Mechanic or Flight Engineer on board during missions, etc. Diagnoses problems with all aircraft system and components, perform required repairs and accomplishes required preventive maintenance. Serves as a point of contact for assigned aircraft, receiving written and verbal discrepancies from pilots and diagnosing problems. Documents deficiencies, malfunctions, and the repairs required to return aircraft to serviceable condition. Contacts Allied Shops personnel to perform specialist work in such areas as sheet metal, avionics, propeller-rotor, engine, etc., and oversees the work performed. Assigns and directs the work of one or more subordinate aircraft mechanic(s) to include less than journeyman level. Accompanies pilot during flights to locate discrepancies that are not evident during ground operation. May perform duties as a crew member (Flight Mechanic or Flight Engineer) during assigned missions on aircraft with that requirement.  Performs the full range of preventive maintenance, repair, and ground testing of aircraft system, assemblies, and surfaces. Using a variety of methods including test equipment, visual checks , and instruments diagnoses and identifies problem areas and determines the extent of repairs required. Removes components and assemblies, repairs or replaces defective parts and components, and reassembles repaired items into the aircraft. Installs, aligns, and makes needed adjustments to major components and assemblies such as engines, propeller/rotors, transmissions, hydraulic systems, etc. Accomplishes adjustments to related systems which may be affected by repairs. Conducts ground functional tests of all aircraft systems.  Accomplishes or monitors the performance of periodic inspection, daily inspections, refueling/defueling of aircraft, and all servicing operations.  Plans and conducts a flight training program for drill status crew chiefs to include maintenance instruction for assigned aircraft, the use of hand and arm signals used, ground handling of aircraft, use of ground equipment, aircraft loading, hoist operations, emergency procedures, etc. Performs duties as a Flight Mechanic/Flight Engineer as required to carry out the unit mission, and as such carries out pre-flight, inflight, and post flight duties. Performs other duties as assignedPD: D0484000 


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Minimum Requirements:   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 have 18 months 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.    


Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process.   KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.


1. Ability to inspect aircraft to determine mechanical deficiencies and analyze results.
2. Ability to interpret instructional material, schematics and specifications for complex mechanical problems on assigned aircraft.
3. Skill and or appropriate training in such functions as troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, serving, inspecting, and modifying aircraft, aircraft installed equipment, related ground support equipment, and aircraft technical inspections on UH-60A/L aircraft and ability to train lower level aircraft mechanics.
4. Knowledge of aircraft systems and components in electrical, fuel, rotor, airframe, power-train, hydraulic, environmental and mechanical aircraft.
5. Ability to work with, coordinate and oversee the work of lower grades aircraft mechanics and certifies the work of the other aircraft mechanics and journey level workers in other trades working on the assigned aircraft.
6. Knowledge and skill in the use and training of Unit Level Logistics System –Aviation (ULLS-A) system in maintaining aircraft historical records, maintenance records, and flight information.  Must be able to train other mechanics and pilots in use of this system.


Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates’ experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.  The applicant’s record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.         

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E7 & below) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (ENL MOS: 15, 91, 92, 94, 68W)


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.


Other Requirements:   For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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1. 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.


2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.







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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The 'Details' page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1113247

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:



Jack Potvin
Phone: (704)639-7750x16555
Agency Information:
1636 Goldstar Drive
Raleigh, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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