MAJOR DUTIES:(Detailed duties are on the Position Description)
performs as the Unmanned Aircraft
Systems (UAS) Mechanic
and is responsible
for the maintenance of the total system and components . The
National Guard Bureau
(NGB) title is Aircraft Mechanic
and the Occupational Series is WG-8852.
and systems maintained primarily involves those UAS where the aircraft
relies on the Flight Control
System to automatically set the main flight parameters based on navigational information input by the operator.
The UAS mission involves
a variety of functions such as surveillance, reconnaissance, combat search and rescue support, and potential target illumination, laser
targeting, etc., when airframe capabilities permit. This position is required to support and sustain a regular and reliable operator
flight training program.
Major duties include but are not restricted to:
1) Performs Quality Assurance (QA) inspections and evaluations of unit or facility performed unmanned aircraft system
maintenance and repair,
in support of organizational, intermediate, and/or depot
maintenance on the entire RQ- 7B "Shadow" equipment set assigned
to the unit or facility.
Inspections are conducted at all stages
of work performance from pre-initial entry into shops, random sampling or directed inspections while work is in progress,
and final inspections on completed work. Inspections conducted on contracted work are performed in accordance with the Statement of Work and Workload Agreement in support of the Quality Assurance Surveillance Program.
Inspections a re conducted
on Army unmanned aircraft systems such as, RQ-7B "Shadow" and any components
as a part of or separate from the end items. Inspects
aircraft fuselage and airframes, landing
gears, tires, power
trains, drive trains, fuel, electrical,
hydraulic, flight controls, rotor, transmission,
instruments, armaments, and/or all systems
required to make the aircraft
a total mission capable system to include
the launchers, Tactical
Automatic Landing System, Ground Control
Stations, tactical vehicles, generators, environmental control
units and all other ground
support equipment related
to the UAS system.
2) Ensures that Government property
is controlled and properly maintained. Checks for evidence of ca relessness or misuse of Government furnished
equipment or property. Monitors test equipment and special tools for calibration and serviceability. Ensures work area is free from unserviceable, unauthorized or unidentifiable parts and only authorized, serviceable tools are used for UAS repair.
Stores red tagged parts in
clearly marked location.
3) Provides technical assistance on all UAS
maintenance matters to UAS operators, UAS maintenance crews or contractor
support personnel. Coordinates and recommends solutions to any difficulty encountered having to do with maintenance techniques, work accomplished, technical compliance with directives, or any other support requirements needed.
4)Operates light utility motor vehicles, up to two and a half ton, to transport
self and others to
worksites that are remote from the immediate
shop facility, between
installation airfields, or emergency
repair sites when required.