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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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The primary purpose of this position is to observe and determine quality of in-process and after-the-fact maintenance, ensure prescribed technical and management procedures are followed and quality maintenance is achieved.
Manage the organization?s product improvement, weight and balance, functional check flight, and technical order distribution programs; and to train reservists in the tasks of this position.
Evaluates assigned personnel performance, documentation, and observable maintenance processes to assure compliance with technical and procedural directives.
Serves as technical advisor and assistant to production work center managers in the resolution of quality problems.
Administers Quality Assessment Program. Maintains and updates quality assurance tracking and trending program.
Administers unit aircraft weight and balance program.
Maintains master technical order library for aircraft maintenance functions.
Administers unit functional check flight program for maintenance.
Prepares for, trains, and participates in the training of reservists.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
8852 Aircraft Mechanic
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
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
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Must be a current member of the AF Reserve or willing/qualified to join
May be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft during functional check flight and/or TDY purposes.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
May be subject to shift work and uncommon tours of duty.
Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies.
The incumbent?s regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
This is an Air Reserve Technician position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements.
Military AFSC/Grade: 2A373/E-7
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8800 Aircraft 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 the ability to do the work of an Aircraft Work Inspector 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 perform a variety of inspections in-process inspections, preflight/basic post-flight, thru-flight, home station checks to detect and isolate malfunctions and to determine when new assemblies, components and parts of aircraft should be installed, reworked, repaired, or adjusted.
2.Ability to read and interpret instructions, specifications, blueprints, and technical orders, and to evaluate compliance, adequacy of repairs and proper installation of parts and modifications. Ability to clean work area and/or job site upon completion of work.
3.Knowledge of assigned weapon systems including airframes, aircraft systems, and the interrelationships among systems and aircraft power plants, needed to make various operational checks and verify established performance limits.
4.Skill in using a variety of tools required to perform assessments, e.g., micrometers, torque wrenches, tension meters, feeler gauges, magnifying glass, rig pin, flashlight.
5.Knowledge of safety requirements as outlines in applicable safety standards, regulations, and technical orders. Knowledge of tool, equipment, and materials accounting and security.
6.Knowledge of and practical application of Total Quality Management (TQM) principals and processes. Knowledge of skill enhancement training requirements. Knowledge of and ability to use and manage functional data bases.
Heavy lifting (45-79 pounds). Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over). Hours of straight pulling are 2 hours/week. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Hours of repeated bending are 4 hours/per week. Climbing, use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish shades of color. Hearing (aid permitted). If it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate.
Outside and inside (other than normal commuting). Excessive noise, intermittent. Constant noise. Electrical energy. Slippery or uneven walking surface. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects or vehicles. Working on ladders or scaffolding. Working closely with others.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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