Automotive Mechanic
Department of the Air Force - Marietta, GA

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Area of Consideration: Open only to current Georgia Air National Guard Enlisted members.

Position Location: 283rd CBCS, Dobbins ARB, GA

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized. Relocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive is not authorized Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP). Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Permanent dual-status, position which requires Georgia Air National Guard membership.

Job Summary: This position is located in the Vehicle Maintenance Section of the Transportation Branch. The purpose of this position is to maintain, repair and modify various types of motor vehicles, both gasoline and diesel powered.

Background Check: Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Georgia Air National Guard Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with ANG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Automotive Mechanic functions in support of programs essential to state Air National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Air National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.
  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: Insert AFSCs for position.
  • AFSC: 2T3XX

DUTIES: The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:
  • Uses complex test equipment such as engineanalyzers, compression testers, volt meters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges to determine exact nature or extent of repairs or adjustments necessary.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, tesst and analyzes: vehicle computer/electrical control systems, mechanical and hydraulic systems, lubricating, cooling, air conditioning and exhaust systems, state of the art fiber optic systems, engine electrical systems, engine fuel-air systems, electronic/pneumatic controlled automatic transmission and differentials, power dividers, power trains, brakes, steering and suspension systems.
  • Determines when and how far major components should be torn down; what parts and mechanisms can be reworked, refitted, or replaced with new parts and the type, extent and alignment required, using technical orders, commercial manuals orlocal directives.
  • Adjusts or overhaul engine mechanical systems, state of the art fiber optic systems, electrical, air conditioning, fuel-air, emission control, power trains, gear reduction systems,electronic/pneumatic controlled automatic transmissions, differentials,power dividers and brakes, steering and suspension system components.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining adequate bench and special stock support levels and appropriate tools and equipment.
    Researches or assist in requisitioning materials, parts and equipment necessary to perform the vehicle maintenance/management mission.
  • Assists in review and maintenance of technical orders, operating instructions, commercial publications, MAJCOM and local publications, as well as other pertinent directives.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of instruction, maintains individual and section training and
    qualification records.
  • Assists in conducting the local occupational safety and health training program, to include compliance with directives and procedures for proper disposal of hazardous waste products.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: General Experience: Applicant must have experience which provided the candidate’s ability to maintain and repair automotive vehicles. Must have knowledge of where and how components, accessories, and parts of systems, such as wheel cylinders, fuel lines, condensers, etc. are installed. Must have the ability to use test equipment, reference material and manuals, and maintain tools and equipment.

Specialized Experience WG-08: Applicant must have at least 12 months specialized experience using common hand tools to make mechanical repairs. Must have knowledge of various techniques for removing, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts related to automotive repairs. Some parts may include but are not limited to: filters, radiators, engine thermostats, wheel cylinders, universal joints, wheel bearings, springs, shock absorbers, mufflers, components of heating and air conditioning systems, brake components, catalytic converters, clutch assemblies, carburetors, and suspension components such as lower control arms, struts, constant velocity joints (CV Joints), and stabilizer arms. Experience making routine repairs and adjustments to automotive vehicles. Experience assisting a journeyman level mechanic in a variety of complex automotive maintenance procedures
Specialized Experience WG-10: Applicant must have at least 18 months specialized experience performing a variety of complex automotive maintenance procedures without assistance. Experience which demonstrates knowledge and use of a wide variety of test and measuring instruments in identifying the need for repair and adjustment or in checking the tolerance and fit specifications of repaired components and assemblies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • Skill in troubleshooting hard-to-find vehicle defects or problems and determining repairs needed.
  • Knowledge sufficient to troubleshoot, repair, install or rebuild complex major systems and assemblies.
  • Skill in use of all related special power tools, hand tools and a wide variety of test equipment (e.g. test stands,oscilloscopes, compression gauges, engine and chassis dynamometers etc, common to the trade).
Other Requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, applicants must have a valid State driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Automotive Mechanic position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Air National Guard as Enlisted in AFSC 2T3XX. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Air uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position. Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.

Preplacement Medical Requirements: Selectee will be required to undergo medical testing, at the government's expense, prior to beginning employment. Medical tests are used to determine fitness and eligibility for employment.

Optional Form 78 (Certificate of Medical Examination) will be used to determine the fitness and eligibility for employment. Upon review of results, the Human Resources Officer will approve selection, require additional medical information or find selectee medically disqualified for employment and withdraw said offer.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.

The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).

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OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). - 2 years ago - save job
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