Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 11, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1736P01 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

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Operates, analyzes performance, troubleshoots, inspects, installs, maintains, overhauls,
repairs and modifies operational ordnance system(s) and subsystems.
Analyzes performance and isolate malfunctions to individual subsystems.
Reviews and analyzes aircrew debriefs and data transfer equipment
information to aid in resolving in-flight discrepancies encountered and isolates unusual
system anomalies. Solves aircraft ordnance malfunctions by analyzing the installation, circuitry
and operating characteristics of the electronic ordnance system. Performs bore sighting of the
complete system to ensure alignment of all components of the electronic weapons delivery system.
Removes faulty LRU's for shop repair and identifies faulty subassemblies and installs serviceable
components into aircraft. Inspects completed maintenance to ensure compliance of technical directives
and initiates the necessary forms to ensure documentation is correct and entered in the aircraft historical
records. Removes, repairs, installs, inspects and conducts operational performance checkout of
aircraft ordnance and isolates malfunctions. 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. Removes and replaces components or assemblies down to the
smallest bit, piece, or module authorized.
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.
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. Performs scheduled
and unscheduled in-use/in-storage inspections and maintenance of on/off equipment components.
Examines gun system for defects and removes, disassembles, inspects and repairs the entire gun system.
Installs ordnance system on the aircraft and accomplishes operational checkout using hydraulic test
stands and external electrical power. Performs scheduled/unscheduled disassembly, assembly, inspection,
maintenance, modification, testing and repair of the Ammunition Loading Systems. Implements
preliminary (advance) maintenance plans for assigned weapon
systems and schedules immediate weapons maintenance for transient aircraft. Designates,
maintains and monitors current weapons maintenance repair priorities of aircraft to ensure
actuality and compliance with the flying schedules. Authorizes and assigns aircraft weapons
maintenance jobs. Monitors progress of job completion by dispatched personal
and controls ordnance maintenance on assigned aircraft and related support and training
equipment. Takes prompt and decisive action to make on-the-spot adjustments to weapons
maintenance repair priorities necessitated by unscheduled maintenance requirements and
incorporates all unscheduled maintenance into a daily plan. Continually keeps flight line
expediter updated on all aircraft status. Maintains visual aids depicting status of weapons
maintenance actions in progress. 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. Maintains and reviews publication files.
Adjusts, installs and removes cartridges and squibs for tanks and pylons and
chaff/flare systems. Operates fault detection and digital test equipment. May be required to inspect,
troubleshoot, test and maintain the Aerial Gunnery Target System.
of applicable technical orders, regulations, manuals and local directives. Provides hands-on training
instruction to lower graded personnel. May be required to perform
additional duties as a production controller, quality assurance inspector, and bench stock
monitor for the work center. Processes and accounts for due in from maintenance (DIFM) supply assets.
May be delegated authority to clear Red X on aircraft forms.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


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.


Military Grades: Enlisted E-6 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.


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 ( ).

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):
- Knowledge and appropriate training in functions of inspection, maintenance, installation,
modification and repair of air munitions launch, release, suspension systems, R/F electronic
countermeasures system and aircraft gun systems.
- Comprehensive knowledge and skill in troubleshooting procedures, diagnosing problems
and determining corrective action in the aircraft ordnance electronic systems.
- Knowledge and skill to troubleshoot, repair, modify, or remove equipment and
components such as gun systems, bomb racks, pylons, and the Ammunition Loading
Systems (UALS/ALS).
- Knowledge and ability to interpret and trace schematic, logic and wiring diagrams and use
a wide variety of test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE). Ability to perform
algebraic and trigonometric formulas to solve work related problems.
- Operational knowledge and skill in the operation, interrelationship and interdependent
aspects of each ordnance system within the total complex aircraft electronic system(s)
within fighter aircraft. Has extensive knowledge of each system's prerequisites, sequential
events, and logic flow and signal input/output requirements for successful target
acquisition, lock-on, launch and delivery of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
- Knowledge of the principals of digital and analog circuits, synchro-electro-mechanical
devices, solid-state devices theory, digital techniques /servo operation and circuit theory.
- Comprehensive knowledge and skill to exercise judgment and to apply electronic theories
and practices to identify, isolate, and repair malfunctions in individual subsystems of
complex electronic systems.
- Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and optical principals.
- Skill in operating assigned computer systems to document job data and to operate and
run test equipment.
- Skilled in high reliability soldering techniques and electrostatic discharge protective
techniques is required.
- Knowledge of the Technical Order Distribution System and other technical publications
and directives relating to work requirements.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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:

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.

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