Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (Title 32) (Indefinite)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Sep 08, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (Title 32) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D1736P01 and is part of the VA 192 AMX SQ, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

As an Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (Title 32), WG-6652-11, you will perform the below 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. Examples of individual subsystems or components are: computerized stores management systems or programmable armament control systems, fire/control avionics, fire control sensing, targeting systems, digital multiplex data bus systems, electronic countermeasures equipment, weapons/avionics video display systems and discrete weapons/avionics systems and ensures compatibility of systems and their interfaces through operational test, system alignment and harmonization.

(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. Reviews and analyzes aircrew debriefs and data transfer equipment information to aid in resolving in-flight discrepancies encountered and isolates unusual system anomalies within the complete system using technical manuals, schematics, logic and wiring diagrams, tools and test equipment including automatic test equipment. Solves aircraft ordnance malfunctions by analyzing the installation, circuitry and operating characteristics of the electronic ordnance system.

(3) 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, milliohm meters, 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. Performs scheduled and unscheduled in-use/in-storage inspections and maintenance of on/off equipment components such as launchers, bomb racks, pylons, launcher adapters, gun systems and handling equipment and inspects equipment for serviceability and proper installation on aircraft of components such as suspension devices, launcher, bomb racks and pylons. Examines gun system for defects and removes, disassembles, inspects and repairs the entire gun system.

(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) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

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

NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

Remarks: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-3/A1C - E-5/SSgt) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-3/A1C - E-5/SSgt), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt)

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 : Applicant must have 18 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the WG-10 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the WG grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • 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, a limited number of measuring equipment, and use of a variety of test equipment.
  • Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and manufacturer's specifications.


  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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 ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

    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 .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians

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