Air Education and Training Command AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC in Laughlin AFB, Texas
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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 maintenance actions are completed.
- Establishes and maintains good working relationships: Creates an atmosphere of partnership with customers properly reflecting Maintenance Directorate policies and procedures.
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6652 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic
- Aircraft Mechanics
- Flight Test Mechanics
- Mechanics, Aircraft
Mechanics, Flight Test
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
WG-10: 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:
WG-05: 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.
PHYSICAL EFFORT 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS 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.
WG-08: 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.
PHYSICAL EFFORT 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS 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.
WG-10: 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.
PHYSICAL EFFORT 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS 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.
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.
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees):You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
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.
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.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS:Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
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Drug test required
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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
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicablefor the position
- If claiming VRA, VEOA or 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 and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, 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.
OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information. Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/17/2018
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- 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."
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- 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.
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Total Force Service Center
Laughlin AFB 426 Liberty Drive Laughlin AFB, TX 78843 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/513370900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/10/2018 to 10/17/2018
Pay scale & grade: WG 5 - 10
Salary: $32,619 to $53,823 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time