TELECOMMUNICATIONS MECHANIC Job in Offutt AFB, Nebraska – Department of the Air Force

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS MECHANIC – Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Air Combat Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 317920
Start Date: 08/24/2020
End Date: 09/14/2020

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-2500-Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Group, Telecommunications Mechanic. 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 do the work of a TELECOMMUNICATIONS 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: I. Knowledge of technical practices in order to plan, layout, install, modify, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of complete communications systems by utilizing electrical schematics, blueprints, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, handheld GPS devices, computers, and CVC without more than normal supervision. 2. Knowledge of safety regulations, procedures and precautions related to confined space safety procedures, oxygen deficiency and enrichment, toxic and explosive gases, working aloft, rescue procedures for aerial and subterranean environments, and electric shock and burn treatment. 3. Knowledge of the operation and theory of High Frequency (HP), Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna systems. Skilled in making independent judgements and decisions regarding methods and procedures for completing assignments to include extending the use of conventional test equipment when interpreting fault analysis, repair and calibration techniques. 4. Knowledge of advance electronic principles to perform work involving routine repair, disassembly, modification, assembly, testing, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications systems, equipment and accessories . 5. Knowledge of the principles and theories of telephony fundamentals; electronic principles, including theory of solid-slate components, digital techniques, locating cable faults, identifying causes of deterioration in cable, tracing buried cable, copper core, fiber-optic and coaxial transmission principles applying to telephone switching and radio frequency systems. 6. Skill and ability to use hand tools and operate a variety of motor vehicles in support of cable installation, splicing, and maintenance operations lo include such vehicles as 2 ½ ton truck, ¾ ton four-wheel drive line truck, cable reel truck, tractors/back-hoe, skid loaders, and trenching machines. Physical Effort:
Makes repairs from work stands and other hard-to-reach places. Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for long periods of time. frequently lifts parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lifts items that weigh over 50 pounds with assistance from other workers. May be required to climb towers and ladders to pull cable; close visual work; and tedious work with hands. Working Conditions:
Works inside and outside in all types of weather and in areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty and greasy. May work in close quarters such as confined spaces below ground or in attics. Position requires the employee to gaff poles and climb to heights up to and over 100 feet on antenna structures. Subject to electrical shock, cuts and bruises. May be exposed to temperature extremes in test facilities, extremely high noise levels, lead, RF radiation, chemicals and/or carcinogens. Operates various motor vehicles and must use various heavy equipment such as tractors, backhoes, trenching equipment and various trucks up to 2 ½ ton. 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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