Air Education and Training Command AIRCRAFT MECHANIC in Randolph AFB, Texas
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The primary purpose of this position is to inspect, repair, maintain, adjust, troubleshoot, modify, and perform final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assembles, and components such as airframe, landing gear, power plant, hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, canopy and flight control systems on T-1, T-6, T-38 aircraft.
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- Performs troubleshooting on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components.
- Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components.
- Performs aircraft scheduled and unscheduled aircraft/system inspections.
- Performs flightline and ground handling operations.
- Utilizes safety practices and procedures and control tools.
- Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair.
- Establishes and maintains good working relationships.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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8852 Aircraft Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- Have, obtain, or maintain a valid state driver's license
- PCS expenses are not authorized
- Must pass flightline vehicle operations test
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- May be required to pass test on operation of 20-ton crash/rescue crane
- Must hold and pass certification for flight control and canopy rigging
- May be required to obtain and maintain aircraft engine run-up certification
- Performs Foreign Object (FO) inspections and FO walks in accordance with established regulations and procedures
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Must pass aircraft towing procedures test
- Must acquire and maintain Red X inspection certification
- May be required to work other than normal duty hours, rotating shifts, uncommon tours of duty, emergency call back, weekends, holidays, overtime, etc.
- May be required to travel TDY as directed by management, sometimes on short notice, traveling by military or commercial aircraft, or any other designated means
- May be required to participate in contigency situations real world or exercise, as directed
- Cannot be color blind to colors used for runway operations (red, green and white)
- Performs all other related duties as directed
- This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use
- A pre-employment physical is required
Heavy lifting (40 pounds). Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs). Hours of straight pulling are 1 hr/day. Hours of pulling hand over hand are 1 hr per day. One hour of pushing per day. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Five hours walking per day. Five hours standing per day. Three hours crawling per day. Three hours kneeling per day. Three hours repeated bending per day. Three hours of climbing, leg only, per day. Climbing, use of arms and legs. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable to 13 inches to 26 inches to Jaeger 1 lo 4. Specific vision requirement: Cannot be color blind to colors used for runway operations (R. W, D). Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors. Hearing aid permitted. Annual hearing test.
Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, 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 of scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others and alone.
QUALIFICATIONS: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C); for additional information click here. To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position at the level for which 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 Aircraft Mechanic 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 T-S-1, T-6, T-38 aircraft makeup, operation, installation, and adjustment of a variety of major interrelated and/or integrated aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as fuel and hydraulic systems, flight control systems, instrumentation systems, engines, landing gear assemblies, airframe, and control surfaces. Skill in selecting and using standard and specialized tools and test equipment including fixtures, templates, scales, test stands, and external power sources. Ability to remove and install a variety of aircraft parts, accessories, components in proper sequence. One (1) year in at least three (3) years performing as an aircraft mechanic on T-1, T-6, and T-38 aircraft is highly desirable.
Comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of parts, components, subsystems, and assemblies such as jet engine, hydraulic, electrical, ejection seats, canopy and landing gear system, or similar self-contained systems. Ability to rig, function test, or troubleshoot systems; determine when they are operating properly or whether portions of the system should be repaired or replaced; and the type and extent of adjustment and alignment needed. Knowledge of aircraft ground functional test procedures including engine run-up test and monitoring. Skill in reading and understanding data and settings from cockpit instruments and gauges. Ability to read and interpret instructions, specifications and a variety of technical data such as schematic diagrams, blue prints, technical orders, etc. to troubleshoot and repair various systems malfunctions. Knowledge of supply procedures, the publication order system, and documentation procedures. Ability to perform as Task Oriented Trainer (TOT) to provide FTD type training to other personnel.
Knowledge of Red X inspection procedures for assigned aircraft and the ability to evaluate work, which has placed aircraft in Red X status.
Aircraft ground handling knowledge to include proper-tower radio operations and procedures; towing characteristics of assigned aircraft including landing gear, safety pins, wing locks, braking systems and tying-down and grounding methods; procedures for safely refueling and de-fueling aircraft and the ability to safely refuel and de-fuel aircraft. Ability to operate 20-ton crane and crash recovery equipment to safely remove damaged aircraft from active runways and other airfield areas.
Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, tech orders and other guidelines. Knowledge of tool, equipment, materials accounting, and security procedures.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, make legible entries on maintenance related documents, and to use computer terminals to maintain records and document actions.
Ability to maintain and perform in a fast paced high tempo environment under noisy and sometimes very warm conditions and to work and interact with others in a business-like manner.
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.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
- A complete Application Questionnaire
- Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
- Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
- Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
- Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference). ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
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How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/23/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10214878
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If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10214878
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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
JBSA Randolph AFB 550 D Street East JBSA Randolph AFB, TX US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499757100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 05/17/2018 to 05/23/2018
Salary: $45,162 to $52,717 per year
Pay scale & grade: WG 10
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent