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    This National Guard position is for a POWERED SUPPORT SYSTEMS MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1334000 and is part of the ID 124 Civil Engineering, Idaho Air National Guard.



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    This position is located in the Civil Engineering function, Support Directorate. Its primary purpose is to install, repair, maintain, service, and modify scheduled/unscheduled inspections on aircraft arresting systems and electrical power production equipment.

    (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 manufacturer's 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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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