Aircraft Mechanic (Propeller/Rotor)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Apr 15, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The mission of the 12th Aviation Battalion is to conduct contingency operations for the National Capital Region and to provide aviation support for the nation's leaders. The unit supplies this support whenever called upon and provides whatever is needed to enhance the mission of the Nation's Capital. The 12th Aviation Battalion is part of the Army Air Operations Group, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, headquartered at Fort McNair, Washington.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze.  Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens

    • Not Required

    • No


    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the screen-out element described below. 

    Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Mechanic (Propeller/Rotor) without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out elements to be considered further. To meet the screen out elements, applicants should document experience in the following: repair, modify, and overhaul helicopter rotor blades and rotor heads. Diagnose and localize malfunctions to specific rotor components. Disassemble rotor blades, rotor heads, and integral hydraulic and electrical components, using common and special tools.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

    Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, repair and Technical Practices

    Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. and Trouble shooting

    Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment and Measuring Instruments

    Physical effort: Frequently lifts items weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally, items weighing 50 pounds. Work requires climbing, standing, bending, stooping, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

    Working Conditions: Works inside on concrete floors where areas are occasionally drafty and damp. Subject to cuts and abrasions from use of tools and equipment, and to falls from aircraft or workstand. Work is dirty, greasy, and unpleasantly noisy. Occasionally works outside on ramp area, and occasionally under field conditions when involved in on-site repair or evaluation of aircraft forced down by mechanical malfunction. Subject to strong winds, dust, loud noises, wide temperature variations, rain and snow. The inherent danger of toxic chemicals, unstable working positions, and moving rotor blades is always present. Work is done in a noise hazard area requiring an annual audiometric evaluation.


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Pre-employment and annual physical.
    • Pre-employment drug test and random drug testing.
    • This position is designated Key.
    • National Agency Check with Inquires background investigation.

    Not Applicable

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