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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a POWERED SUPPORT SYSTEMS MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1682000 and is part of the ID 266 RANS, National Guard.

    CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD OR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP.

    THIS POSITION IS PERMANENT.

    THIS POSITION MAY OFFER A RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in an Air National Guard Air Control Squadron (ACS). The purpose of this position is to install, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, modify and test various types of powered and non-powered ground support equipment, air compressing, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment. Performs duties necessary to accomplish power production and heating and air conditioning functions and provide for customer services in support of equipment essential in the control of live aircraft for ACS daily operations, training, and readiness missions.

    Installs, inspects, troubleshoots, maintains, repairs, operates, overhauls, tests and modifies powered and non-powered ground support equipment, such as engine driven generator sets, power distribution systems, heaters, ventilation, air compressing, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Equipment is used and essential for the power and support of complex communications and sensor systems used to control live aircraft. Performs periodic scheduled maintenance inspections. May also be required to support the same for fixed facilities. Utilizes layout drawings; electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and refrigeration schematics; and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems. Utilizes a variety of specialized tools and test equipment which may include but is not limited to: voltmeter, oscilloscope, frequency counter, signal generator, timing lights, freon leak detector, compression gauges, vibroground, etc.

    Performs full maintenance on power generation equipment that ranges from 3 Kilowatts (Kw) to 100 Kw. Installs and maintains power conversion equipment (60/400Hertz). Special purpose air conditioning units and systems provide specific and critical temperature control in deployable sensor, communications and data processing facilities. Applies electronic principles in order to troubleshoot, identify, repair, and/or replace electronic components, both analog and digital. Inspects equipment wiring to ensure compliance with wiring schematics and makes repairs as required. Performs load tests to ensure equipment is operating within Technical Order or manufacturer specifications.

    Performs comprehensive maintenance on powered support equipment. Engines and generators range in size and complexity of 5 to 250 horsepower and 1 to 8 cylinders, and work includes removing, repairing, and overhauling of accessories, and rebuilding of units. Engine rebuilding work requires removal and replacement of crankshafts, pistons, and other integral parts. Replaces, checks, and adjusts valves, bearings, cams, clutches, bushings, springs, armatures, pushrods, exhaust manifolds, tubing, hose and defective wiring. Diagnoses malfunctions, using visual and auditory senses, test equipment and applicable technical publications; makes repairs, removes, disassembles and assembles components and sub-systems. Inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, modifies, certifies and installs multi-fuel tactical heating units.

    Determines electrical power distribution and demand requirement (load leveling and balancing) and designs plans for deployed and in-garrison training and operational missions. Fabricates electrical power distribution equipment, power and lightning grounding schemes, cables and connectors to support military and commercial power systems and sub-systems. Generates configuration documentation (e.g. diagrams and electrical load requirements) for deployed powered ground support and HVAC configurations. Plans for, and immediately implements, backup or emergency power requirements to ensure the continuation of the air control mission. Ensures adequate generation equipment, distribution equipment, and cables are available and serviceable.

    Performs corrosion control duties such as inspection, cleaning, stripping, sanding, priming and painting of ground support equipment. Performs required Time Compliance Technical Orders and other required modifications on powered and non-powered support equipment.

    Responsible for mobilization readiness of section assigned personnel and equipment. Performs shop related duties to include benchstock, automated maintenance and mobility products, and Test, Measurement, & Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE). Follows safety procedures and stores, handles, uses, and disposes of refrigerants, hazardous materials and contaminated waste in accordance with environmental standards. Maintains historical and training records and performs administrative duties for technical orders (TO) and files.

    Tracks and accounts for equipment status and location and coordinates equipment status changes through Maintenance Operations Control. Performs system trend analysis. Performs Maintenance Data Collection (MDC) and participates in Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP) processes.(8) Develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs. Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

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