Department Of Defense Laughlin Air Force Base , TX 78843
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WG-05/08: The primary purpose of this position is to provide a developmental position leading to Aircraft Ordinance Systems Repairer.
WG-10: The primary purpose of this position to troubleshoot, install, modify, repair, and adjust the egress and jettison systems on T-6 and T-38 aircraft and canopies.
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In a developmental capacity, performs troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on egress systems and related maintenance equipment including but not limited to actuators, dampers initiators, removers, canopies and thrusters.
In a developmental capacity, repairs and corrects malfunctions on egress and canopy systems equipment.
In a developmental capacity, utilizes the principles of Operational Risk Management. Ensure safety practices and procedures are in accordance with established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Maintains records and documentation in a developmental capacity. Documents work on appropriate forms, AFTO forms and Core Automated Maintenance Systems (CAMS) computer terminal as appropriate.
Complies with consolidated Tool Kits (CTK) control. Ensures assigned equipment and tools are marked, inventoried, stored, calibrated and secured. Ensures inventory log is signed in accordance with established procedures.
Performs Red X/IPI inspection certification duties in a developmental capacity. Identifies and performs inspections on essential procedures to ensure correct maintenance actions are completed.
Establishes and maintains good working relationships. Creates an atmosphere of partnership with customers properly reflecting Maintenance Directorate Policies and procedures.
Performs troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on egress systems and related maintenance equipment including but not limited to actuators, dampers, initiators, removers, canopies and thrusters.
Repairs and corrects malfunctions on egress and canopy systems equipment.
Utilizes the principals of Operational Risk Management. Ensures safety practices and procedures are in accordance with established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Maintains records and documentation action. Documents work on appropriate forms, AFTO forms and Core Automated Maintenance Systems (CAMS) computer terminal as appropriate. Operates all associated aerospace ground equipment (AGE).
Complies with Consolidated Tool Kits (CTK) control. Ensures assigned tools and equipment are marked, inventoried, stored, calibrated and secured. Ensures too inventory log is signed in accordance with established procedures.
Performs Red X/IPI inspection certification duties. Identifies and performs inspections on essential procedures to ensure correct maintenancece actions are completed.
Establishes and maintains good working relationships: Creates an atmosphere of partnership with customers properly reflecting Maintenance Directorate policies and procedures.
Flight Test Mechanics
Mechanics, Flight Test
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing
Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety
IAW DoDI 3020-42 this position has been locally or command designated as Mission Essential (ME); needed to ensure the continued operation of mission essential functions of the activity
Mission Essential personnel may be required to report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release
A pre-employment physical examination will be required
May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required
True color perception is required
Assists other higher graded employees under general supervision, as required
CONTINUATION OF CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required
May be required to travel TDY off station as directed, often on short notice and for overnight stays, traveling by military or commercial aircraft or by any other designated means
May be required to pass flight line vehicle operation test
Perform Foreign Object (FO) inspections and FO walks in accordance with established regulations and procedures
May be required to train/guide (for other trades) employees
May be required to participate in contingency situations, real world and exercise, as directed
THE HOURLY RATE FOR THIS POSITION IS $15.63 TO $25.79 PER HOUR
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-6600, Armament Work 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 an AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC 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:
1.Ability to provide production support services to assist higher grade workers who troubleshoot, install, modify, repair, and adjust a variety of aircraft ordnance systems.
2.Ability to follow safety regulations and procedures.
3.Ability to learn technical practices to select tools and carry out work assignments.
4.Ability to learn to receive, validate, store, use, and maintain hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers; and measuring instruments such as micrometers, multimeters, calipers, manometers, flow meters, and electrical circuitry test consoles.
5.Ability to learn to read and use written instructions, standard specifications, mechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams.
6.Ability to handle weights.
The work requires prolonged standing at workbenches, bending, crawling, and squatting. Frequently handles items weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally weighing up to 75 pounds. Frequently pushes and pulls objects when maneuvering for easier access. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items.
Work is performed in well-lighted, ventilated shops and is subject to a moderate amount of noise and vibration from tools and machines. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and abrasions, and electrical shock when testing electrical circuits and components.
1.Knowledge of a number of aircraft ordinance components and equipment, such as ejection seats, pylons, ejection racks, bomb racks, range servos, firing mechanisms, release system locks, ejection chutes, control columns, pressure regulators, wiring harnesses, sequence valves, etc.
2.Knowledge to ensure that all wiring, tubing, and electrical circuits are operational, and to check all components, parts, and cables for time compliance replacement, and troubleshoot problems.
3.Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures.
4.Skill in the use of test equipment such as multimeters, micrometers, calipers, manometers, flow meters, and electrical circuitry test consoles to make electrical checks for stray voltage, improper circuits and bad connections; hydraulic checks for faulty valve connections, and lines; pneumatic checks for improperly seating doors and hatches and defective or out of adjustment manual release mechanisms and linkages.
5.Ability to make visual inspections for obvious defects such as torn shoulder and lap harnesses, and bent or damaged tubing and to disassemble, repair, test, and adjust a variety or aircraft ordinance components and equipment.
6.Ability to interpret and apply sketches, electrical diagrams, technical specifications, and engineering drawings in conjunction with standard pre-calculated formulas and shop mathematics and to do work of the position without more than normal supervision.
Work requires prolonged standing at work benches, bending, crawling, and squatting. Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 20 pounds and occasionally weighing up to 75 pounds. Pushes and pulls objects when maneuvering for easier access.
Normally works inside well lighted, ventilated shops and are subject to a moderate amount of noise and vibration from tools and machines. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and abrasions, and electrical shock when testing electrical circuits and components. When assisting higher level mechanics works inside or outside, and subject to prevailing weather conditions, noise, slippery or uneven surfaces, and working in confined areas.
1.Knowledge of egress systems is mandatory. Position requires incumbent to be fully qualified on aircraft escape systems, experience in T-6 and T-38 aircraft is highly desirable. In accordance with AFI 21-112, Civil Service and Contractor egress maintenance personnel who perform intermediate and organizational level maintenance must have attended the formal AFSC 2A6X3 skill level course or possess a minimum of 1-year experience within the past 3 years.
2.Skill and ability in performing troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and testing of aircraft egress system and subsystems including but not limited to actuators, dampers, initiators, removers, canopies, and thrusters.
3.Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures and tool control program, and ability to make sound judgments that affects safety and environmental programs that are outlined in applicable directives.
4.Ability and skill to read and interpret technical orders, manufactures' specification manuals, part supply books, blue prints, schematics drawings, and similar guides and enter data into and extract data from CAMS through a keyboard; qualified typist not required.
5.Ability to perform as Task Oriented Trainer (TOT) to teach Egress Familiarization. Additionally, provide FTD type training to newly assigned shop personnel.
6.Skill and ability in the use of hand tools, test equipment and measuring devices such as leak detectors, feeler gauges, dial indicators, micrometers, bore sight tools, multi-meter, volt-meters, and amp-meters.
7.Ability to work and interact with others in a professional manner.
The work requires standing, bending, stooping, climbing, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions and in hard to reach places. May require standing in one place for extended periods of time. Frequently lift parts and equipment weighing up to 80 pounds or heavier with assistance of helpers or mechanical lifting devices.
May be required to work inside or outside. Outside work may involve exposure to prevailing weather conditions, noise, slippery or uneven surfaces, and working in confined areas. Both inside and outside work may expose worker to irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, and fumes. Work involves parts or system components which are dirty and greasy and which may be dangerous due to exposure to explosive devices. The employee is frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains, and electrical shock while repairing, positioning, testing, adjusting, and moving equipment and is susceptible to skin or respiratory irritation due to handling and use of chemicals and lubricants associated with the task.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.