Aircraft Mechanic

Department of Defense Fort Leonard Wood, MO
* Duties

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These National Guard positions are for FIVE WG-8852-10 AIRCRAFT MECHANICS, Position Description Number D0483000 in SPMD 4622 and are part of the MO Army Aviation Support Facility Ft Leonard Wood.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: These positions are Temporary vacancies NTE One Year in the Excepted Service. These are bargaining positions. SEE NOTES UNDER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BELOW.

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* Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on assigned aircraft.

* Conducts checks on hydraulic, electrical, transmission, power systems, etc.

* Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft.

* Performs the full range of repair and testing of aircraft systems, assemblies, and surfaces.

* Installs, aligns, and makes needed adjustments to major components and assemblies.

* Conducts ground functional tests of all aircraft systems.

* Launches and recovers assigned and transient aircraft, performs inspections prior to takeoff.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

8852 Aircraft Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Under a temporary appointment, the employment is subject to termination at any time.

* These positions can be filled up to four years as long as funds are available to support them.

* In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the temporary appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status.

* NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Army National Guard recruiter at 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273) prior to applying for this position.

* These are Excepted Service positions that require membership in a compatible military assignment in the Missouri National Guard prior to the effective date of placement.

* Selectees will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment or termination, contact the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 or at St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339 for any questions concerning recoupment or termination.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

* Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.



Since these positions are temporary in nature, the compatibility requirements will be waived for a period of time not to exceed one year. Selecting official must verify that selected individuals are currently assigned to a military unit in the Missouri National Guard and that the selections do not create grade inversion.

Maximum Military Grade - SSG (E-6)

Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess general experience, education or training which has provided you with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.

WG-10 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess 18 months of specialized experience in the full range of aircraft maintenance duties including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair and ground testing of assemblies, systems and surfaces for one or more types of military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing. Experience repairing, rebuilding,or overhauling aircraft systems and major components using the tools of the trade; skill to align, adjust and rig systems and controls after the replacement of parts, components and major repairs; operate a variety of measurement, test and diagnostic equipment utilized in troubleshooting and repair of aircraft; inspect the full range of mechanical systems with the ability to analyze existing or foreseeing problems and recommend corrective action; and use a wide variety of technical publications to include complex schematics and specifications.