Aircraft Mechanic

Department of the Army Salisbury, NC
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This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1063000and is part of the NC ASO, National Guard (AASF 2/ 4622-032/033/034).

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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee 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.

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As an AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, WG-8852-11/12, you will act as the Aircraft Mechanic (Crew Chief) with responsibility for managing operational readiness of one or more aircraft, and proficiency training of supported aviation unit personnel; manage, monitor or perform overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation; perform work in complex conditions to include all weather and night operations; work with, coordinate and oversee the work of lower graded aircraft mechanics and certify the work of journey level workers in other trades; perform damage assessments and repairs; participate in mission preparation and recovery operations; oversee installation of equipment for special missions; perform preflight, thru flight, and post-flight inspections and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance; identify and advise on requirements for airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine, and pneudraulic repairs; report and maintain current aircraft status; request maintenance services exceeding AASF capabilities or time constraints; control and perform work assignments based upon priorities, workload, availability of parts, facilities, material and personnel; coordinate with maintenance supervisor(s) and production control on maintenance requirements that require adjustment to changes in operational requirements; observe and inspect performance of other worker's work to insure compliance; accomplish operational tests of aircraft systems and components; oversee ground movement of aircraft; launch, recover, park and service aircraft; make diagnoses and solve malfunctions of aircraft systems and components; assist AVCRAD/DEPOT level maintenance activities; ensure ULLS-A and other aircraft documentation reflects status and airworthiness of aircraft; provide technical guidance and assistance to flight crews; perform or assist in aircrew debriefing; clear Red X status symbols on aircraft forms; perform in-process and final inspection of work; participate in Maintenance Test Flights; participate in operational flights; ensure assigned aircraft is in the highest state of readiness; plan, develop and conduct proficiency training; conduct and certify proficiency of trainees; evaluate training; assess skill level and proficiency of personnel; prepare for and participate in readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and support exercises; travel in military aircraft and drive/operate military vehicles/equipment;

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

8852 Aircraft Mechanic

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to work night shift at times.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: E6 and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 15 91 92 94

It is the intention of NGB/AVS the incumbent has the following qualifications:

* - Must have three years experience and/or appropriate training in such functions as troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, servicing, inspecting, and modifying aircraft, aircraft installed equipment and related ground support equipment.

* - Must have experience and/or appropriate training that would demonstrate a thorough knowledge of aircraft systems and components in electrical, fuel, hydraulic, environmental and mechanical principles. Insures proper work sequence planning and review, and a thorough understanding of technical orders, maintenance regulations and management operating procedures.

* - The incumbent must possess or be eligible for award of the appropriate security clearance for this position.

* - The incumbent may be required for NGB Non-Aviator Flying Status and qualified for Class III flying duties.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Minimum Requirements: Experience or training that has provided the candidate 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.


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