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Aircraft Engine Mechanic Leader (Title 32)

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Department Of Defense Whiteman Air Force Base , MO 65305

Posted 3 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a WL-8602-10 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC LEADER (Title 32), Position Description Number D1637000 in FAC 22B100 and is part of the MO 131st Bomb Wing.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a bargaining unit position.

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  • Provides direction to resolve problems on aircraft engines and propellers in a field level environment.

  • Leads three or more engine mechanic subordinates in diagnosing malfunctions, troubleshooting, and evaluating propulsion performance tests to determine the disassembly necessary for repair or replacement of parts.

  • Monitors work of assigned personnel, set the work pace, convey work assignments, and ensure that materials, tools, equipment, and stock are available.

  • Coordinates and works with aircraft mechanics and specialist personnel performing journey level work.

  • Ensures that assigned personnel are fully utilized and work is accomplished in accordance with established time frames and priorities.

  • Checks work in progress and/or upon completion for compliance with the supervisor's instructions, appropriate technical orders, etc.

  • Serves as a technical advisor by answering questions regarding appropriate procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives.

  • Ensures that all safety, housekeeping, security, and other environmental rules and procedures are followed in shop and the flight line.

  • Advises the supervisor of overall work operations, status and progress of work, causes for delays, problems encountered, and individual performance (e.g., additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees).

  • As requested by the supervisor, provides functional planning for the inspection docks. On a daily basis, recommends adjustments in work schedules to provide optimum utilization of personnel in support of functional requirements.

  • Routinely works with and alongside journey-level counterparts.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    8602 Aircraft Engine Mechanic

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Air National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position.

  • This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Missouri National Guard prior to the effective date of placement.

  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

  • Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment or termination, contact the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 or at St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339 for any questions concerning recoupment or termination.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position. Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be AFSC qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.

Maximum Military Grade

  • MSgt (E-7)

Minimum Military Grade

  • TSgt (E-6)


  • AFSC 2A6X1

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (grade inversion).

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience or training that has provided you with sufficient knowledge to complete the work of this position; and experience or training which demonstrates your ability to lead other technicians engaged in the duties performed by this position.

WL-10 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess 24 months of specialized experience that demonstrates your ability to inspect, repair, modify, and service jet aircraft engine systems and components, turboprops, small gas turbines, propellers, and propulsion assemblies both on and off aircraft; experience determining methods of repair to use, degree of disassembly necessary, and serviceability of parts or rework required before reassembly; experience which demonstrates your ability to plan, organize, and lead the work of others in aircraft engine maintenance; ability to perform administrative functions; to read and interpret a variety of technical publications used in the repair of supported equipment; and ability to provide guidance to others in aircraft engine maintenance work.


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Aircraft Engine Mechanic Leader (Title 32)

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Department Of Defense