AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Middle River, Maryland
Posted
Dec 08, 2022
Closes
Dec 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

(1) Operates, analyzes performance, troubleshoots, inspects, installs, maintains, overhauls, repairs and modifies operational ordnance system(s) and subsystems consisting of numerous complex electronic components in fighter aircraft.
(2) Analyzes performance and isolate malfunctions to individual subsystems and or components of bombing/navigation, fire-control/weapons delivery, weapons multi-sensor displays and external electro-mechanical weapons systems, electro-optical targeting pod/weapon interfaces, R/F electronic countermeasures systems, target radar tracking and missile tracking radar.
93) Removes, repairs, installs, inspects and conducts operational performance checkout of aircraft ordnance and isolates malfunctions and identifies if failures are in specific LRU's, aircraft weapons, avionics multiplex data bus matrix assemblies, or aircraft digital data wiring. Removes faulty units(matrix assemblies) and isolates problems to failing component parts using self-test diagnostics, oscilloscopes, frequency meters, signal generators, digital and differential voltmeters, milliohmmeters, computer registers, impedance analyzers/multiplex data bus test equipment, and other special and standard tools and test equipment.
(4) Loads/unloads, positions and safeties air munitions using applicable technical data and handling equipment. Tests suspension, launch and release systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release on equipment. Analyzes on equipment malfunctions and repairs systems and performs aircraft weapons systems functional checks utilizing system peculiar electronic testing equipment and special tools and tests the aircraft electronic circuitry for normal operation of the ordnance system and absence of stray electrical power.
(5) Conducts off-equipment troubleshooting and functional checks of electronic weapons control systems to ensure proper manual/electrical release and fire sequence. Performs bench checks to determine extent of repair needed and accomplishes Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and modifications of components and software and tests for proper operation.
(6) Ensures all munitions are inventoried at the start and completion of the work shift. Ensures that all munitions expenditures are accurately tracked and recorded on applicable forms. When required will assist the munitions custodian of aircrew training munitions in conducting a weekly munitions
inventory and reconciliation.
(7) Coordinates with loading standardization and the weapons element supervisor for all load crew-training requirements and ensures only loading certified/qualified personnel are directed to perform weapons loading tasks and may be required to perform weapons expediting on the flight line.
(8) Maintains and reviews publication files of applicable technical orders, regulations, manuals and local directives. Recommends and rewrites methods to improve maintenance procedures, technical data and equipment and initiates unsatisfactory equipment and technical order deficiency reports.
(9) Provides hands-on training instruction to lower graded personnel concerned with the repair of the electronic ordnance systems within the aircraft. May be required to perform additional duties as a production controller, quality assurance inspector, and bench stock monitor for the work center.
(10) Processes and accounts for due in from maintenance (DIFM) supply assets and ensure materials and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained and funds are not obligated for material or parts without proper justification.
(11) Adjusts, installs and removes cartridges and squibs for tanks and pylons and chaff/flare systems. Adjusts and installs fusing devices in explosive air munitions. Removes and installs safeing devices on munitions and gun systems and operates Munitions Maintenance Handling Equipment(MMHE) and loading equipment.
(12) Operates fault detection and digital test equipment. Evaluates pilot trouble reports to determine validity and the necessary repair actions. May be required to maintain certification as a weapons load crew chief or load crewmember.
(13) May be required to perform additional duties such as launch/recovery aircraft servicing, firefighting, crash rescue duty or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
(14) May be required to inspect, troubleshoot, test and maintain the Aerial Gunnery Target System. Analyzes, isolates and repairs off-equipment malfunctions of Aerial Gunnery Target Systems, target sets, digital control displays and associated equipment utilizing digital electronic test equipment and specialized tools. Services and maintains Aerial Gunnery Target System with gaseous nitrogen.
(15) May be delegated authority to clear Red X on aircraft forms.
(16) Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. 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. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Qualifications

Military Grades: Enlisted E7 and below

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the applicant's ability to repair malfunctions of
ordnance equipment and components. Ability to use sketches, electrical diagrams, technical
specifications and engineering drawings. Experience which demonstrates skill in the use of test
equipment to make electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic checks.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Experience or training in planning and layout of repair sequence and ability to
complete modification, repair and installation of ordnance systems. Experience in diagnosing and
troubleshooting malfunctions and determining remedy where complex relationships exist. Experience
in hand tools and a limited number of measuring equipment. Experience in the use of a variety of test
equipment. Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and
manufacturer's specifications.

Quality of Experience - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

Education

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov) ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .