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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month.
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Performs standard, routine disassembly and assembly operations and makes prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories.
Uses automated test equipment and standard measuring and testing instruments
Uses computer terminals or personal computers
Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
8602 Aircraft Engine Mechanic
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee must maintain current certifications
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Must be a current member of the AF Reserve or willing/qualified to join
Military AFSC and Grade: 2A651H/SSGT/E5
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8600 Engine Overhaul Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of the operation and functions of a number aircraft engine components and parts and a general understanding of electrical wiring harnesses, mechanical systems, and tools; aircraft engine disassembly/assembly practices such as sequences of disassembly/assembly of engine or components to allow best use of tools, methods of freeing frozen or damaged parts and fastenings, and use of special disassembly jigs and tools.
Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
Skill in locating and correcting such problems as improper travel, or excessive friction or play between parts; recognizing faulty, worn, or otherwise unserviceable electric wiring harnesses, hydraulic and fuel lines, fittings and other connections.
Skill in the care and use of automated test equipment, standard measuring and testing instruments such as spring balance scales, continuity checkers, go/no-go gages, squares, rules, vernier calipers, hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, and end wrenches, and the pattern of tightening and amount of torque to apply to assure a solid connection, and to update operational and maintenance records.
Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, and specification sheets when checking aircraft engine parts, visually and dimensionally, for damage or deterioration, wear patterns of engines, components, parts, and mechanical systems that differ from those normally observed.
Physical Effort: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, and crawl. Frequently handles items weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, or other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in clean, well lighted, and well-ventilated production areas. May work outside or inside in areas that are drafty and noisy, such as aircraft hangars. Stands on concrete or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to grease, oils, fuels, and solvents; to noise from drills and hammers; and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and injury from falls from scaffolds, ladders, or aircraft surfaces.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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