Automotive Mechanic
Department of the Air Force - Savannah, GA

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WELCOME TO THE PEACH STATE!

Area of Consideration: Open Statewide (GA) to current military service members (Active Duty Air Force, Air National Guard, or Air Reserve status) eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia Air National Guard.

Position Location: 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron, Brunswick, GA.

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 a Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of this position is to maintain, repair, and modify various types of motor vehicles, both gasoline and diesel powered.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Relocation Incentive: Relocation incentive is not authorized.

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 only. In accordance with ANG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish Automotive Mechanic functions in support of programs essential to state Air National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a unit of the Georgia Air National Guard, 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.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • 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: Enlisted, AFSC 2T3X0.
  • Min Grade: SSgt, Max Grade: TSgt.

DUTIES: The following list is not comprehensive but provides a snapshot of some of the duties that may be required of this position:
  • Inspects general condition of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles to determine overall vehicle condition, cause of malfunction or need for repair.
  • Performs required repair of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles as assigned, using independent judgment and own initiative on the repair work.
  • Performs body repair and corrosion control; repaints and refinishes surfaces as required.
  • Prepares, maintains and submits maintenance work orders for man-hour and data collection accounting.
  • Assists in review and maintenance of technical orders, operating instructions, commercial publications, Major Command (MAJCOM) and local publications, as well as other pertinent directives.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining adequate bench and special stock support levels and appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Participates as On-the-Job Training (OJT) instructor in the vehicle maintenance area.
  • 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.
  • Operates general and special purpose vehicles, base maintenance and materials handling equipment, as required to support the unit mission.
  • Plans and schedules tasks and training activities for drill status guard members.
  • Carries out various duties in support of mobilization readiness of section assigned personnel and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: General Experience: Applicant must have experience which demonstrates the candidateÂ’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: 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.
  • Knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of major components and assemblies such as engines, power trains, transmissions, suspensions, steering systems, braking systems (Air and Hydraulic), and related electrical, fuel, hydraulic, and wheel assemblies (CTIS) in vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (gasoline or diesel/multi-fuel).
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of M-series tactical vehicles (e.g. HMMWV, LMTV an FMTV vehicles), cargo handling and vehicle recovery equipment (e.g. forklifts and wreckers).
  • Knowledge sufficient to troubleshoot, repair and install or rebuild complex major systems and assemblies.
  • Skill in use of related special power tools, hand tools and wide variety of test equipment (e.g. test stands, oscilloscopes, compression gauges, engine and chassis dynamometers etc., common to the trade).
  • Skill, knowledge, and ability to trouble shoot major components and assemblies, determine steps for tear down, assessment of parts and mechanisms, for rework and refit or replacement. Determine the extent and type of maintenance operation required to overhaul, repair, align, adjust, and perform operational checks on major components and subassemblies, to return vehicles fully mission capable (FMC) status.
  • Ability to interpret and apply manufacturersÂ’ repair manuals, technical specifications, schematics, engineering drawings, diagnostic codes, computer printouts, and other instructions, work orders, and established standards.
  • Knowledge of computer skills, use and application of on-line assets (Military and Commercial) to aid in maintenance operations and repair of vehicles.
  • Skill, knowledge and ability to perform basic auto body repairs, cutting, welding, corrosion control, mixing and application of automotive paint an spray coatings, use of forced air paint equipment (e.g. spray guns, paint mixers, forced air paint booths).

Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, selectee must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret), selectee must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned tothe 224th JCSS in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 2T3X0.

Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Air Force 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 eligiblity for employment.

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).

BENEFITS: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

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