Maintenance Mechanic

Syracuse, NY, United States
Sep 02, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Full Time

Position is within the Air Traffic Organization - Technical Operations Organization and reports to the SYRACUSE SSC.


The principal workload responsibility of this position is inspection, maintenance, repair, servicing, modification, adjustment, and calibration of the following electrical and mechanical systems associated with assigned aids to air navigation: (1)engine-driven standby power generation equipment, (2)electrical systems, (3)air-conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems, and (4) communications and control cables; and all other physical plant and structures workload such as: (1) antenna towers and poles, (2)buildings and structures, (3)roads and grounds, and (4) utilities (sewerage and water).

Typical duties include:

Working from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, load, continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls. Determines and places distribution panels, boxes, fittings, and connections and install wiring, couplings, conduit, relays, fixtures, transformers and other electrical devices including electrical service entrances.

Installing and repairing systems used to condition the air for different kinds of structures such as warehouses, ships, hangars, hospitals, submarines, and large office buildings and complexes, including those with areas that have special requirements such as communication centers, electronic data processing centers, operating rooms, laboratories, clean rooms, and other areas with sensitive equipment. Systems use a variety of methods of air conditioning such as mechanical compression, vapor compression, absorption, and steam jet or air cycle.

Sets up and operates a wide variety of wood working machines and tools. Assemble items with a variety of joining techniques such as miters, rabbets, dados, biscuit, and mortise and tenon, and use glues and adhesives to secure wood pieces, veneers, and counter tops. Use wood, metal and various composite materials when installing or repairing interior partitions, flooring, panels, suspended ceilings, counter tops, and moldings. Interprets drawings, blueprints, and specifications independently, and determines the layout and work sequences and types of lumber or special related materials. Plans and carries out projects from initial layout to completion. Responsible for accuracy, spacing, fit, and structural soundness and finished appearance, which are essential.

The supervisor checks overall work to see that it meets accepted standards and is completed in a timely manner. Incumbent may be required to do a moderate amount of travel.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.


To qualify, no specific length of experience or training is required; however, you must show evidence of experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of a journey person Maintenance Mechanic in your resume. This position requires knowledge, skill and abilities in various trades of work such as mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding/metal fabrication, painting and general knowledge of electronics and equipment. Your resume must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position to be filled.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

Security Requirements:Moderate Risk (5): This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

Physical Effort: Considerable lifting of heavy materials and working tools and extensive standing, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling are inherent in this position. Also, incumbent will be working under variable conditions which require using protective clothing and gear, safety devices and safe trade practices. Incumbent must be physically able to wear OSHA standard personal protective equipment (PPE) per 29 CFR.

Working Conditions: Incumbent works inside and outside during all kinds of weather conditions including varying temperatures.

Interviews: May be conducted IAW FAA Policy and applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.


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Required Documents

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Applicants must apply on-line in order to receive consideration. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Supplemental documents (i.e. DD-214s, SF-15 Application for 10pt Preference, Status Letter from the VA, etc.) must be received on or before the closing date of this announcement.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system

  • SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


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Agency contact information

Nakeshia "Keysh" Brown


1 (781) 238-7287


1 (781) 238-7283



Federal Aviation Administration
ANE Regional HR Services Branch
1200 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803

Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

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