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AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC – Dyess AFB, Texas
Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 195053Start Date: 01/15/2020End Date: 01/22/2020
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8600 Engine 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 perform the duties of an Aircraft Engine 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:
1. Knowledge of the installation, operation, and repair of gas turbine or reciprocating aircraft engines and accessory systems.
2. Knowledge of engine repair practices to identify and correctly choose between alternative methods and trade techniques, adapt accepted repair procedures to new or unfamiliar engines or accessory systems, to anticipate required tools and parts, and to set up the work area.
3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of documentation procedures.
4. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as vibration analyzers, pyrometers, engine analyzers, engine diagnostic computer systems, data transfer sets, and test benches.
5. Knowledge in the interpretation, certification and use of technical orders, manufacturers’ manuals, engine records, maintenance bulletins, and other technical information.
6. Ability to troubleshoot engine malfunctions, interpret trouble reports or observed instrument readings, appearances, etc., make a tentative diagnosis; select needed tools and test equipment; and disassemble the engine or accessory system to locate the defect. Ability to repair and rework engine parts and components and replace accessories such as portions of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, and reach for extended periods of time. Frequently handles items weighing up to 20 pounds, and often lift and carry assemblies weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. May be required to climb steps and ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces.
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 moving objects or vehicles. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others. Working alone.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
(1) This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow the incumbent to fully participate in Unit Training Assemblies (UTA) weekends. The incumbent’s regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
(2) The incumbent must obtain and retain the appropriate SECRET security clearance level designated for the position.
(3) This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing.
(4) May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments and or to support Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) contingencies.
(5) May be required to obtain special certification training (i.e., Red X, engine run, etc.).
(6) The incumbent may be required to work overtime to meet workload demands. May be subject to shift work and uncommon tours of duty.
(7) Performs other duties and shop details, as assigned.
(8) May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc. 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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