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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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Removes major components of aircraft structure or systems such as control surfaces, fairing, access panels, doors, hatches, landing gearassemblies, engines, activator units, tubing, electrical wiring, and control cables.
Performs repairs of limited complexity such as removing worn or damaged gaskets, pneudraulic lines, and couplings, fuel cells, cables, andpulleys, determining when they may be cleaned and reinstalled, or must be replaced.
Works with higher grade mechanics to accomplish larger and more complex operations such as jacking and leveling aircraft, installing andadjusting engines, landing gear assemblies, instrument panels, and flight control surfaces.
Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair.
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)
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/maintain SECRET security clearance
PCS expenses will be paid by gaining Unit
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Random drug testing required
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: 2A554A/SSgt
A pre-employment physical is required.
HOURLY RATE: $23.56 - $30.22
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 WORKER 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:
1.Knowledge of a number of less complex aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as ejection seats, nuclear shielding, or
similar self-contained systems.
2.Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures. Skill in locating and correcting such problems as improper travel, or
excessive friction or play between parts.
3.Knowledge of the operations and functions of a number aircraft components and parts, and the methods of removal and installation so
that the parts and components are not damaged or mis-aligned. Skill in the care and use of 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.
4.Knowledge of operational and maintenance records, both manual and automated, and of the terminology and format to report work
performed. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as torque wrenches, micrometers, go-no-go gauges, multimeters, feeler
gauges, and tensionmeters.
5.Ability to recognize a variety of parts and components such as gaskets, couplings, control cables, gear boxes, and flight control
surfaces, and when they may be cleaned and reinstalled, or must be replaced.
Heavy lifting (80 lbs. and over). Heavy carrying (45 lbs. and over). Reaching above the shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Hours of walking are 4 Hours/day. Hours of standing are 4 Hours/day. Hours of repeated bending are 4 hours/week. Climbing, use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of color. Hearing (with or without aid permitted). If it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate.
Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt; grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases such as Hydrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. Slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around
May be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft for TDY purposes.
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. Must meet and
maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. The incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may
also be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30% total.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
Work schedules will be so aligned as to allow the individual to function fully on unit training assembly (UTA) weekends.
This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing.
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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