Aircraft Engine Mechanic (Military Requirement)
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
This is a standing register used to fill potential positions at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.
The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.
Some positions covered may or may not be obligated. Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
The Government's most important asset is its people.
- Occasional Travel
- Incumbent maybe required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in performance of temporary (TDY) assisgnments.
A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below under as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.
ELEMENT A - Ability to Do the Work of the Position Without More Than Normal Supervision: What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor? Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives you when you start a task. Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment. (Screening Element)
ELEMENT B - Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment: Identify the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each.
ELEMENT C - Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair: Identify the types of equipment you have had to assemble; make; install; test; or repair. Give examples of the work you performed on the equipment such as assemble; disassemble; install; test; maintain; repair; troubleshoot; calibrate; modify; and design.
ELEMENT F -Knowledge of Aircraft Engine Repair and Theory and Repair Practices: Provide examples of your work experience that required inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways. State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Give examples of work you have performed which required knowledge and experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. Also, give examples of your work, which required precise timing, accurate dimensions, or precise fit.
ELEMENT I - Use of Test Equipment and Measuring Instruments: Identify the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each.
ELEMENT J - Troubleshooting: Provide examples of your experience troubleshooting equipment. Show the extent to which you had to understand the entire system to isolate the problem. Tell extent of danger to equipment if incorrectly handled while troubleshooting. Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done.
ELEMENT K - Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, or Blueprints: What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret? Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures. How frequent were changes? On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers guides, catalogues, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps? Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities may be assigned. (2) Obtain special certification training (i.e., Red X, engine run, etc.) and security clearance. (3) A background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. (4)
Some positions may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random testing.(5) To work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc. (6) Work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, and crawl. Frequently handle items weighing up to 10 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. Climb steps and ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces. (7) Work is performed in clean, well lighted, and well-ventilated production area. Work outside or inside in areas that are drafty and noisy, such as aircraft hangars. Stand on concrete or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to grease, oils, fuels, and solvents; to noise from jet engines, drills and hammers; and to the possibility of cuts and abrasions from handling tools. Occasionally exposed to shop/flightline hazards. (8) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. (9) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP). (10) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), to perform scheduled or unscheduled inspections, repairs, replacements, build-up and tear down, flightline maintenance and operational runs of aircraft propulsion systems. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
- Performs troubleshooting on a variety of complete operational aircraft reciprocating or gas turbine engines in the aircraft on the flightline, or rebuilt or modified engines in test cells.
- Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles aircraft engines, their assemblies, and componenets.
- Uses a variety of test equipment, hand, and power tools.
- Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean workk area.
- Certifies work produced under USAF Technical Order Program.