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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT, Position Description Number D0615000 and is part of the RI AASF, National Guard. This position is located in the AASF of the ARNG. The purpose of the position is to perform maintenance test flights, maintenance operational checks and acceptance flights of rotary and/or fixed wing aircraft.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure air worthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement OF modification of components OF aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of 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 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 flight line 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 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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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