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    This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC, Position Description Number PDD1736P01 and is part of the MA ANG 104th FW, National Guard. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact email for this position is: SMSgt Chris Auclair at christopher.auclair.1@us.af.mil

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    1. Operates, analyzes performance, troubleshoots, inspects, installs, maintains, overhauls, repairs and modifies operational ordnance system(s) and subsystems consisting of numerous complex electronic components in fighter aircraft. Examples of individual subsystems or components are: computerized stores management systems or programmable armament control systems, fire/control avionics, fire control sensing, targeting systems, digital multiplex data bus systems, electronic countermeasures equipment, weapons/avionics video display systems and discrete weapons/avionics systems and ensures compatibility of systems and their interfaces through operational test, system alignment and harmonization.
    2. Analyzes performance and isolate malfunctions to individual subsystems and or components of bombing/navigation, fire-control/weapons delivery, weapons multi-sensor displays and external electro-mechanical weapons systems, electro-optical targeting pod/weapon interfaces, R/F electronic countermeasures systems, target radar tracking and missile tracking radar. Reviews and analyzes aircrew debriefs and data transfer equipment information to aid in resolving in-flight discrepancies encountered and isolates unusual system anomalies within the complete system using technical manuals, schematics, logic and wiring diagrams, tools and test equipment including automatic test equipment. Solves aircraft ordnance malfunctions by analyzing the installation, circuitry and operating characteristics of the electronic ordnance system. Adjusts and aligns sensors, transmitters, power supplies, display devices, controls, actuators, servos, computers and other interrelated components. Performs bore sighting of the complete system to ensure alignment of all components of the electronic weapons delivery system such as radar, aerial gun system, pilot's HUD, Angle Of Attack (AOA) and aircraft Inertial Navigation System (INS). Removes faulty LRU's for shop repair and identifies faulty subassemblies such as bad circuit cards, random access memory, operational flight program (OFP) and various electronic circuits and installs serviceable components into aircraft. Inspects completed maintenance to ensure compliance of technical directives and initiates the necessary forms to ensure documentation is correct and entered in the aircraft historical records.
    3. Removes, repairs, installs, inspects and conducts operational performance checkout of aircraft ordnance and isolates malfunctions and identifies if failures are in specific LRU's, aircraft weapons, avionics multiplex data bus matrix assemblies, or aircraft digital data wiring. Removes faulty units (matrix assemblies) and isolates problems to failing component parts using self-test diagnostics, oscilloscopes, frequency meters, signal generators, digital and differential voltmeters, milliohm meters, computer registers, impedance analyzers/multiplex data bus test equipment, and other special and standard tools and test equipment. Removes and replaces components or assemblies down to the smallest bit, piece, or module authorized, using special and common hand tools, special electronic instruments, and soldering devices along with high-reliability soldering techniques.
    4. Loads/unloads, positions and safeties air munitions using applicable technical data and handling equipment. Tests suspension, launch and release systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release on equipment. Analyzes on equipment malfunctions and repairs systems and performs aircraft weapons systems functional checks utilizing system peculiar electronic testing equipment and special tools and tests the aircraft electronic circuitry for normal operation of the ordnance system and absence of stray electrical power.
    5. Conducts off-equipment troubleshooting and functional checks of electronic weapons control systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release and fire sequence. Performs bench checks to determine extent of repair needed and accomplishes Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and modifications of components and software and tests for proper operation. Performs scheduled and unscheduled in-use/in-storage inspections and maintenance of on/off equipment components such as launchers, bomb racks, pylons, launcher adapters, gun systems and handling equipment and inspects equipment for serviceability and proper installation on aircraft of components such as suspension devices, launcher, bomb racks and pylons. Examines gun system for defects and removes, disassembles, inspects and repairs the entire gun system. Installs ordnance system on the aircraft and accomplishes operational checkout using hydraulic test stands and external electrical power. Performs scheduled/unscheduled disassembly, assembly, inspection, maintenance, modification, testing and repair of the Ammunition Loading Systems (UALS/ALS) and maintains the applicable forms and historical records for aircraft ordnance systems.
    6. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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