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    103d Maintenance Squadron (MXS), East Granby, CT


    Area 1:
    All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Air National Guard.
    Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the Connecticut Air National Guard.

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    This is an indefinite position that may convert to permanent without further competition.

    JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to act as the crew chief with responsibility for directing the total maintenance effort on individually assigned aircraft. The work involves the total maintenance of complex, high performance military aircraft, ranging from multi-purpose heavy, multi-engine transports to the most modern sophisticated fighters and bombers. Fully responsible for providing detailed technical insight on individual aircraft's level of Mission Capability (MC), then develops and recommends a comprehensive course of action to maintain the aircraft at Full Mission Capability (FMC). All aircraft are fully integrated in and are part of the Total Force Mission of the United States Air Force. This position is responsible to fully prepare assigned aircraft for Aerospace Expeditionary Force/Wing (AEF/AEW) Operations around the world.

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Air National Guard.

    The major duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft.
    • Ensures aircraft documentation and Maintenance Information Systems(MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft.
    • Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components undergoing repair, overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature adherence to work techniques, procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications.
    • Plans, develops and conducts training during the technician work week to a multi facet workforce comprised of from 3 to 8 assigned military positions.
    • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises and Operations Other Than War (OOTW).

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in hanger areas, and on parking ramps, both inside and outside of the aircraft. Work areas are typically noisy. Work is carried out in weather extremes involving cold, wind, rain, snow, and heat. Work is often carried out in confined spaces and awkward positions. Dirt, dust, grease, and aircraft fluids are a common problem. Hazardous gasses and fluids such as Hydrozine, jet fuel, solvents, Halon, and the like are prevalent. Scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces can become slick and dangerous, resulting in cuts, bruises, falls, and strains. Incumbents are subject to injury from numerous moving parts such as flight control surfaces, loosened components, etc. Workers are exposed to hot exhaust blast and intake suction. Ramps are active and noisy, with vehicles, aircraft and support equipment moving constantly.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work assignments require moderate to strenuous effort. The mechanic is required to climb, stoop, crawl, and stand for significant time periods. He/she is regularly required to lift parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds, occasionally lifting and carrying items to 50 pounds, with assistance as required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    8852 Aircraft Mechanic

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