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    This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT SURVIVAL FLIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRER, Position Description Number D1867000 and is part of the ME 101st Operations Support Flight, National Guard.

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    INTRODUCTION: This position is located in the Aircrew Flight Equipment Function, Air Operations Division. The position provides diagnostic, analytical, calibration, investigative research, troubleshooting, in-depth inspections, quality control inspections, certification, testing, evaluation, and maintenance or overhaul of all Aircrew Flight Equipment and aircrew chemical defense equipment. Provides formal academic classroom and technical instruction to all pilots/aircrew on all initial and continuation instruction to ensure aircrew survival ability under peacetime or combat operations. Responds and participates as an Air Force aircraft mishap board representative in investigating flight support equipment failures/malfunctions associated with mishaps.

    (1) Ensures all aircrew flight equipment meets strict airworthiness criteria and that it will sustain combat operations/readiness by inspecting, testing, calibrating, certifying, diagnostic evaluating, troubleshooting, repairing/replacing, assembling and disassembling all Aircrew Flight Equipment, aircrew chemical/biological defense equipment, and aircraft ejection/non-ejection systems. Clears Red X symbols on aircraft forms, aircraft/aircrew electronic communications equipment, and aircraft-oxygen related systems. Certifies Aircrew Flight Equipment requirements for all missions; and ensures aircraft are properly configured with proper types and numbers of Aircrew Flight Equipment dependent on destination and mission being flown. Certifies by signature forms and equipment records the proper configuration and serviceability of aircraft installed equipment. Conducts FOT&E (Follow on Test and Evaluation) of Aircrew Flight Equipment and aircrew chemical defense equipment to ensure flight safety and optimum performance standards. Makes suggestions and recommendations to change processes and procedures related to technical material governing equipment and practices. Forecasts, requisitions and stores life support equipment and supplies to include multiple munitions types. Conducts weapons (9MM & M-16) and ammunition inspections and issue/turn-in procedures during operational contingencies/exercises.

    (a) Aircrew Flight Equipment includes the following items: Specialized Flying Helmets with sophisticated Helmet-Mounted devices such as Flying Helmet-Mounted Display Unit with a built in electronics Heads-up-Display System which requires diagnostic evaluations, calibrations and inspections on the entire system to ensure daily mission and combat readiness is sustained; Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, with an advanced forward-looking electronics and cathode package supporting the pilots look down/shoot down capability; multiple Laser Eye Protection Systems; Nuclear Flash Blindness Goggles; Night Vision Goggles/Panoramic Night Vision Goggles with additional fiber-optic inverters, photo cathodes, phosphor, micro-channel plates to amplify the electron image; Night Vision evasion scopes, Survival Kit/Vest, electronic signaling devices and life saving survival components to include Personnel Recovery Survival Radios with installed Global Positioning Systems and Programmable Classified/Non-Classified UHF/VHF Frequencies; SARSAT/SATCOM communication transceivers; Quick Draw electronic surveillance and interrogation equipment; Base Station-2 SARSAT/SATCOM CSAR chart plotter, Personnel Locator Beacons; Global Positioning Systems; Infrared Signaling Devices; Rescue Strobe Lights; Pyrotechnics and various other survival items; Combined Advanced Technology Enhanced Design "G" Ensemble (COMBAT EDGE) system which is a Positive Pressure for G (PBG) and oxygen system for acceleration (+4 to +9) protection at altitudes of 50,000 ft; Multiple Oxygen Mask Systems with Explosive Passive Anti Drowning Devices installed for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry; and multiple Life Sustaining Flotation Systems (Life Rafts/Life Preservers) which use self-inflating systems and explosive devices for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry. Responsible for inspecting, repairing and packing personnel, deceleration, and cargo drop parachutes, life rafts and life vests.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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