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    This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1635000and is part of 155 MXS Nebraska Air National Guard.


    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 states and your community!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE NEBRASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 402-309-1172.

    OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1, 2 and 3

    DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
    AREA 1 - Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 2 - All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 3 - Current military service members who are willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 4 - All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard. Selected individual must become a member of the respective National Guard prior to the date of hire.

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    Responsibilities

    As a AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC, WG-8602-8/10, duties include:

    (1) Troubleshoots malfunctioning engines and interrelated propulsion system components, determines degree of disassembly or certification required, repairs or replaces defective components, diagnostic computers and associated hardware. Analyzes malfunctions using schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufacturer's specifications, computer diagnostics data, inspection findings, trending data and aircrew debriefs. Performs engine run operation on installed and uninstalled engines to troubleshoot malfunctions or verify findings. Removes and installs engines and auxiliary power units. Operates, Automated Ground Test Systems (AGETS), trouble-shoots and repairs aircraft jet engines.

    (2) Troubleshoots, modifies, repairs, and performs sequential disassembly and assembly of gearboxes and auxiliary power units. Performs evaluations that must be accomplished at critical points in the repair/build-up process using a variety of quality characteristics, consisting of complete systems or components and assemblies that undergo many steps in a repair process and have highly critical tolerances. Performs test cell operation of engine and aircraft run up, analyzes operating parameters, makes final adjustments and verifies that engine is operating within acceptable parameters for safe operation in the aircraft.

    (3) Performs scheduled and special evaluations on installed engines, auxiliary power units, and associated airframe-mounted systems. Interprets Engine Management trend data and investigates trend anomalies to eliminate catastrophic engine failure or damage by the prediction and detection of adverse trends towards known failure modes before they occur.

    (4) Performs command directed and locally established in-progress inspections (IPI) (certifying acceptable performance of all conventional or modified aircraft engines prior to their being installed in the aircraft or placed in inventory) of propulsion system components and associated equipment to determine adequacy of workmanship, materials
    and maintenance. Makes final certification of completed work and critical engine build measurements, annotating by signature that work and tolerances are correct. Certifies
    aircraft is safe for flight by Clearing Red X and other Red symbols.

    (5) Requisitions, processes, and accounts for supply assets as required by the repairable processing system. Verifies compatibility of engine components. Performs computer data entry of engine and component information such as component location, status and tracking information into the Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) for fighter aircraft, and G081, (CAMS for Mobility) for multi-engine transport aircraft. Uses computerbased systems to account for time expenditures of maintenance performed.

    (6) Provides technical advice and troubleshooting expertise to other work centers when propulsion systems affect or are affected by interrelated aircraft systems, such as: electro environmental, pneudraulic, fuel and avionics systems.

    (7) Provides on-the-job training to lower graded personnel or newly assigned personnel regardless of grade. Trains lower graded employees on proper certification techniques of installed engine components. Provides instruction in repair and inspection techniques of aircraft engine components and related equipment.

    (8) Examines recurring malfunctions and initiates corrective actions by submission of quality deficiency or software deficiency reports. Devises repair procedures based on
    findings and recommends program changes or data corrections to correct software or technical data deficiencies. Recommends revisions to intermediate maintenance directives when necessary.

    (9) Serves as the hazardous materials manager as required. Interprets and follows state and federal regulations regarding the reclamation, storage and transportation of hazardous materials.

    (10) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI), Inspector General (IG) Inspections, Unit
    Effectiveness Inspections and mobility and command support exercises. Performs additional duties such as, hydrazine response, aircraft or equipment decontamination,
    structural fire fighting, fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and assists local authorities during natural disasters or civil emergencies.

    (11) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492869100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.