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    This National Guard position is for a QUALITY ASSURANCE, Position Description Number D1065000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

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    Reviews Army materiel maintenance policies and operational procedures. Develops quality assessment plans to evaluate and improve quality of maintenance production and work processes. Assessments include reviews of organization; quality systems; personnel qualifications and training, tools and test equipment; maintenance documentation; operations and training requirements, and equipment failures. Conducts evaluations to identify strength problem areas, failure trends, faults in methods and procedures, and other deviations from quality standards. Serves as quality assurance authority in the AASF. Acts as a consultant to higher-ranking personnel on quality assurance/verification matters. Provides the Logistics Management Officer/Supervisory Maintenance Test Pilot and maintenance supervisors with definitive technical information and advice on maintenance procedures and techniques. Resolves technical problems in support of the quality assurance program. Maintains the AASF master library. Manages technical publications accounts. Ensures that appropriate directives and operating instructions are current and complete. Reviews incoming publications to determine their applicability. Provides technical guidance and expertise in interpretation of technical manuals (TM), and acts as the authoritative reference on quality methods, techniques, and procedures. Resolves conflicts in the interpretation of published data.Monitors the AASF publication improvement system to include the recommended changes to publications and blank forms (DA Form 2028) and material deficiency, and Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR). Provides findings and recommendations based on experience and technical judgment. Manages the Safety-of-Flight (SOF) and Aviation Safety Action Message (ASAM) programs to ensure effective and timely accomplishment. Reviews incoming SOF/ASAM for applicability to AASF supported equipment. Evaluates technical and materiel requirements for compliance. Distributes SOF/ASAM to production elements for accomplishment. Monitors compliance actions and prepares and forwards compliance reports.Monitors aircraft acceptance/transfer inspections, aircraft configurations, and component time-change requirements. Periodically reviews aircraft historical records and logbooks for accuracy and condition. Monitors the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP).Manages the weight and balance program. Performs equipment inventories; assures proper set up and calibration of electronic weighing apparatus; monitors aircraft weighing operations; verifies instrument readings, resolves weight and balance problems, and certifies weight and balance computations. Performs command directed quality inspections and special inspections for all aspects of aircraft and associated equipment. Insures that compliance inspections are performed in accordance with standards. Records discrepancies, provides definitive corrective recommendations, and reviews adequacy of corrective action taken. Reviews findings to determine adequacy of maintenance documentation.Performs inspections of maintenance shops for safety and condition of equipment. Monitors calibration of shop and test equipment to ensure serviceability. Certifies and maintains files of personnel authorized to perform quality inspections.Performs management and compliance reviews over a wide range of functions within the AASF. Reports deviations and deficiencies. Prepares recommendations on the resolution of deficiencies affecting production or maintenance quality. Reviews and validates all locally developed maintenance procedures before adoption within the AASF. Investigates equipment failure trends on aircraft airframes and components and systems. Makes recommendations to appropriate manufacturing agencies regarding equipment performance engineering design changes Incumbent is required to wear appropriate protective clothing or gear such as safety glasses, ear protection, and hard-hat, and observe all safety precautions when accomplishing inspections.Conducts formal training of quality assurance and quality compliance principles, procedures, techniques, and skills. Provides initial training for the certification of status symbol clearing authority. Provides refresher training for the maintenance of AASF quality standards.Reviews and evaluates quality compliance inspections performed by production units. Audits the inspection process and methods, analyzes inspection reports, and re-inspects samples of inspections performed. Provides on-the-spot assistance regarding the inspection process. Recommends corrective actions or changes in inspection methods and work procedures. Assists production supervisors and personnel in implementing changes. Evaluates completed reports for adequacy of actions taken by work center supervisors.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1910 Quality Assurance

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