Job Overview


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. 

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

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service (Permanent)


MD:  4141-165

**Must be currently qualified as an AH-64D Maintenance Test Pilot or have formal recommendation to attend the AH-64D MTP course**


Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of AH-64D aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of AH-64D aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/op proper functioning of aircraft components or systems.  Performs acceptance test flights of new aircraft when required. Assignment may include instruction to and evaluation of AH-64D maintenance test pilots. Plans and directs the quality control management program of the AASF. Does immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control at the facility. Plans and establishes quality control operations and procedures for the application of Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Technical Bulletins (TB) and assures that instructions are followed on all the aircraft supported by the installation. Answers correspondence, prepares reports and furnishes advice and assistance pertaining to quality control matters to supervisors, shop foremen and other members of the organization. Ensures that Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) are initiated and forwarded when equipment fails, deficiencies are discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements are proposed. Serves as point of contact for the AASF in communications between the facility and the labs in the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) and oversees the local aspects of the program. Inspects shop facilities, management practices, fire prevention plans. ventilation systems, lighting systems and aircraft and equipment records to assure proper shop and flightline safety for personnel and equipment in the maintenance area of operations. Advises and makes recommendations to the Facility Commander on quality control matters. Exercises supervisory responsibility for one or two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the AH-64D aircraft. Accomplishes performance ratings, authorizes and approves leave requests for assigned personnel. Interviews and recommends job applicants for vacant positions within area of responsibility and orients new employees. Informs subordinates on features of personnel management and employee relations such as the appeal and grievance rights and basis for position classification actions. Exercises overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as precision measuring and test equipment calibration and certification, maintenance of the technical publications library, taking samples for the AOAP, inspection of aircraft maintenance work for conformance to established quality standards, and conducting tear down inspection to determine causes of deficiencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D0615000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No