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    This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT PROPELLER MECHANIC, Position Description Number PDD0710000 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.

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    As a AIRCRAFT PROPELLER MECHANIC, WG-8810-10, This position performs maintenance, removal, installation, inspection, troubleshooting and testing of aircraft rotor and propeller systems


    (1) Tests and troubleshoots aircraft rotor and/or propeller systems using special tools and test equipment. Diagnoses any malfunctions of rotor/propeller systems and makes necessary repairs. This includes disassembly, repair, and reassembling rotor/propeller system components, and internal hydraulic and electrical components using common to special tools, and equipment. Repairs and refinishes blades/propellers using a variety of metal working tools and precision measuring instruments.

    (2) Performs troubleshooting of the powertrain systems using special tools and test equipment, diagnoses any system malfunctions and makes necessary repairs. This includes disassembly, repair, and reassembling powertrain components, such as drive shafts, gear boxes, mast assemblies.

    (3) Subjects rotor, propeller, and powertrain parts to a variety of nondestructive testing to identify imperfections not otherwise detected. Operates magnetic, dye, or electronic equipment to identify or detect stress, cracks, or potential failures. Refers findings to inspector for determination of serviceability.

    (4) Utilizing power hoists, special slings and balancing equipment, aligns and balances assembled propellers/rotor blades by making appropriate linkage adjustments and by making both chordwise and span wise weight adjustments to bring blades into true balance.

    (5) After assembly or installation of the blade systems on the aircraft, makes final adjustments to balance, track, eliminate vibrations and ensure proper revolutions per minute (RPM) by checking blade track utilizing special tracking equipment and making weight, trim tab, and control linkage adjustments.

    (6) Performs operational checks of installed aircraft blades and associated sub-systems both inflight and during aircraft maintenance ground runs. When designated on NGB Flying Status orders, may participate in aerial flights which are defined by applicable Army publications as Maintenance Test Flights. Serves as a member of the flight crew for the purposes of observing, recording, and diagnosing malfunctions, otherwise assists in determining the airworthiness of aircraft or the functioning of specific items or components when expertise or services are required to accomplish in-flight test of equipment.

    (7) Wears and utilizes appropriate safety equipment and follows pertinent safety precautions.

    (8) May be required to serve, if employed in an AVCRAD, on maintenance assistance and instruction teams (MAIT) and CONTACT Teams throughout supported area.

    (9) Performs other duties as assigned.

    Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fasclass.asp

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603314200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.