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ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Illinois National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Illinois National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Illinois National Guard.
Duty Location: 126th MAI GP, SCOTT AFB, IL
Selecting Official: CMSgt Robert Erlinghagen, 618-222-4125
Open Areas of Consideration: 1, 2 The first area of consideration will be permanent technicians on board with the 126 th ARW. The second area of consideration will be individuals holding or eligible to acquire membership with the 126 th ARW. Applicants who meet the first area of consideration will be considered before those who meet the second area of consideration .
Military Requirements: Selected Candidates will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Compatible Military Assignments: E: 2AXXX, 2WXXX
This position is subject to shift work
Must be willing to become a member of the Illinois National Guard.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
NGIL Form 73 now required - see How to Apply, Required Documents
A Secret security clearance is required for this position
(1) Serves as the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for wing maintenance policy, advising supervisors and employees on both general policy and specific maintenance matters. Makes decisions and recommendations on technical concerns presented by supervisors. Utilizes a comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret Air Force Instructions, Technical Orders, engineering drawings, product specifications, Air Force Occupational and Health (AFOSH) and environmental standards, public law, and locally developed policy. Evaluates and assesses complex systems, subsystems, integrated systems/subsystems, or components for conformance to applicable technical data, engineering drawings, standards and specifications. Evaluates, conducts reviews, activity inspections and management compliance of all maintenance activities to include the logistics maintenance support functional areas such as production, programs and mobility, maintenance training, plans, scheduling and documentation and data base management as directed by the Maintenance Group Commander. Identifies production problems, excessive overtime, discipline, housekeeping and technical discrepancies and attempts to identify the underlying cause for the deficiencies. Establishes and develops performance checklists and metrics in coordination with the Quality Assurance Supervisor. Develops local operating instructions to supplement regulations and manuals of higher echelons in the area of aircraft and aircraft systems quality assurance. Reviews all Operating Instructions (OIs) to ensure locally published instructions are technically accurate, complete and consistent with Air Force (AF) and Major Command (MAJCOM) policy. Coordinates with affected commanders on base and ensures the instruction is published as a wing operating instruction. Serves as a key team member in collating and reporting compliance metrics to Major Command(s).
(2) Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP): Administers, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance, maintenance standardization, and inspection program for all areas of the maintenance organization, all maintenance disciplines, job series and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). Evaluates the quality of maintenance accomplished in the maintenance organization and performs the necessary quality functions to execute the MSEP, designed to provide management an objective sampling of both the quality of equipment and the proficiency of maintenance personnel. Ensures the maintenance organization meets its responsibility for air-worthy aircraft and component quality for a broad and complex production workload, e.g., highly advanced aircraft, aircraft systems, avionics systems, electronic equipment, aircraft structures, composites, life safety systems, armament, munitions, and other areas of similar complexity. Participates in a review of the organizations quality plans, procedures and practices to assure adequacy and compliance to local and higher-level directives.
(a) Executes the evaluation program and accumulates data using Inspection and Evaluation techniques such as Task Evaluations, Quality Verification Inspections, Special Inspections, Personnel Evaluations and Management Inspections. Evaluates the quality of in-process and after-the-fact maintenance and ensures prescribed technical and management procedures are followed. Serves as the subject matter expert for critical assessment programs such as; Unit Self Inspections, Maintenance Standardization, Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance Inspections. Responsible for the development and maintenance of organizational level checklists. Ensures metrics are established and monitored to assess key result areas for successful mission accomplishment including, but not limited to, items where non-compliance would affect system reliability or result in serious injury, loss of life, excessive cost, or litigation. Evaluates the proficiency of assigned personnel in the execution of assigned maintenance tasking through Personnel Evaluations (PEs). Determines the proficiency and qualifications of certified personnel. Assess the relationship between personnel evaluation and technical inspection results to identify strengths or opportunities for improvement in the evaluation program.
(b) Monitors and assesses the organizations quality program and elements of the program to gauge compliance with directives and established processes. Identifies deficiencies, implements corrective measures, and improves processes to enhance mission effectiveness and efficiency. Ensures safety, security, and Consolidated Tool Kit (CTK) programs are followed in accordance with applicable regulations and public law through the routine inspection of work centers.
(3) Utilizes data collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection, and audit programs, evaluates the results and determines the appropriate and effective method and format for presentation to higher-level management. Performs statistical analysis (e.g. normal distribution, averages, means, standard deviations, trending, root cause analysis, etc.) using standard statistical quality control methods. Utilizes inspection and evaluation techniques, statistical methods, mathematics, production management, industrial management, and database management skills to perform root cause, deficiency and trend analysis. Utilizes these analyses to validate and update Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs), frequency changes to Routine Inspection Lists (RILs), and recommendations for corrective maintenance practice action. Manages an array of related databases and spreadsheets to capture and catalog data elements for trending, cross-tell, and benchmarking. Analyzes defect/failure quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality inspection system and recommends corrective and preventative action. Investigates major problem areas, identifies causes of problems, coordinates corrective action and when required, follows up on action taken to determine effectiveness. Assesses unit Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) concerns to determine if reported R&M deficiencies are caused by unit factors and local conditions versus those beyond the unit's control. Conducts R&M working group meetings with supervisors and specialists when it is determined beneficial to solicit ideas to enhance product improvement and submit recommended changes to technical working groups, Product Improvement Working Groups, or maintenance conference working groups.
(4) Collaborates with the Maintenance Group Commander, Maintenance Squadron Commanders, and Quality Assurance Supervisor to plan, develop, implement, inspect, and report numerous critical compliance issues and review the Configuration Management (CM) programs. Manages the Wing Foreign Object Damage and Dropped Object Prevention Program (DOPP) to ensure a sound prevention program is in place to eliminate potential life safety hazards. Administers and manages the Maintenance Complex responsibilities of the Functional Check Flight (FCF), Operational Check Flight (OCF), and High Speed Taxi-check Programs. Determines the requirements for and scope of an aircraft FCF or OCF. Performs a critical review of the FCF results with the FCF pilot to determine the airworthiness of the aircraft and subsequently releasing aircraft for normal flights. Collaborates with the Vice Commander and Operations Group Commander regarding the Functional Check Flight, Foreign Object Damage, and Dropped Object Prevention Programs.
(5) Serves as the Aircraft Weight and Balance program manager utilizing complex computer based programs, data bases, electronic weighing apparatus, and integrated weight and balance computers for the Wing to maintain strict accounting of aircraft weight and balance for safe flight operations. Recommends decertification of configuration loads that exceed the safe for flight envelope or ground gross weight restrictions. Manages the unit aircraft and equipment impoundment program by thorough investigation of aircraft or equipment anomalies that generated the impoundment. Manages the unit chaffing program. Monitors and tracks instances of wire, harness, and metal line/tube chafing by inspecting a randomly selected sample of assigned aircraft. Develops local chafing inspection work cards for periodic, pre-flight, thru-flight, and basic post-flight inspections and evaluate wire and harness chafing problems identified through One Time Inspections (OTI) and maintenance cross-tell reports. Manages the aircraft hot refuel/aircraft-to-aircraft program. Maintains all hot refuel/aircraft-to-aircraft site certification documentation and a master listing of all hot pit/aircraft-to-aircraft sites. Develops Hot Pit and Hot Aircraft-to-aircraft unit checklists. Conducts Over-G and Over-speed analysis to determine what follow-on inspections are required before the aircraft can be returned to service. Conducts a thorough investigation to ensure the aircraft is airworthy. Serves as a quality representative to Pre-Production and Production Planning Teams to ensure all aspects of the production effort are in compliance with local and higher headquarters regulations and directives. Serves as a technical consultant to production area managers on issues related to quality, military specification and international quality standards such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO9000) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) etc.
(6) Reviews wing depot-level assistance requests developed in accordance with tech orders. Reviews for adequacy and submits engineering disposition requests to the System Program Office (SPO). Serves as the unit point of contact regarding all engineering disposition requests. Ensures all authorized technical data variances are submitted to Plans & Scheduling for inclusion in the aircraft/equipment historical records. Coordinates and works with the engineering functions at the ALC and Air Force Material Command (AFMC) to insure quality assurance plans interface. Coordinates requested actions to comply with engineering changes requests as necessary. Develops procedures for acceptance inspections to determine equipment condition and adequacy of depot or contract maintenance. Reviews depot/contractor maintenance contract requirements. Reports discrepancies found during acceptance inspections. Controls the access, use, and disposition of engineering drawings utilized by maintenance personnel to execute maintenance repair procedures. Coordinates with the appropriate ALC Item Manager for approval/disapproval, the use of engineering drawings in the repair of "Safety of Flight" equipment.
(7) Prepares and reviews Product Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) prior to releasing to the Air Logistics Center (ALC) or Aircraft Sustainment Group and performs exhibit-processing oversight by coordinating with ALC and Logistics Readiness Squadron to ensure proper exhibit control and handling.
(8) Serves as the authority for determining applicability of Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and One Time Inspections (OTI). Reviews and determines the applicability, completeness, accuracy and of TCTOs and OTIs to unit maintained equipment, notifies the Maintenance Operations Center (MOC), and monitors expended man-hours and the quality of unit compliance actions. Determines surveillance and evaluation coverage based on the complexity of the TCTO/OTI as well as to the criticality of the system or the component to be modified. Monitors the quality of the first job and performs kit proofing as required. Develops, evaluates, and implements OTIs to verify the existence of suspected equipment conditions or malfunctions. Ensures proper implementation of the OTI. Coordinates, processes and manages through administrative actions the OTI program with ALC and MAJCOM, working with engineers and appropriate representatives.
(9) Manages the Technical Order Improvement Program and Suggestion Program for the wing. Ensures a critical evaluation is performed, and forms are properly completed. Coordinates requests for approval and use of locally designed tools or equipment that carry loads, change torque, or present potential damage to government resources. Maintain records of all approved locally designed tools and equipment, including pictures or drawings, a description of the use for each item, and the owning work center.
(10) Executes a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) to monitor Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) aircraft or Contract Field Team (CFT). Serves as the governments on-site Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) and is the liaison between contractor and government personnel. Coordinates, processes, and reviews documents required to successfully implement the contract and completes administrative actions. Evaluates the contractors ability to fulfill the requirements of the contract statement of work, documents contract deviations and provides those to the site manager for necessary corrective actions and coordination. Ensures compliance with acceptance inspection reporting requirements on aircraft returning from depot or contract maintenance.
(11) Maintains direct contact with the NGB staff and with counterparts at other ANG bases in order to resolve problems affecting maintenance capabilities and compliance. Participates in conferences, seminars, or study groups as the aircraft maintenance representative for the Wing or NGB. Maintains contact with the Aircraft Sustainment Group to achieve reliability, maintainability, and supportability of changing equipment or subsystems.
(12) Manages and conducts quality verification inspections and surveillance inspections of conventional weapons systems and components. Conducts management compliance inspections of the munitions activity to include records, storage, disposal, material deficiency reporting, TCTO compliance, safety requirements etc. Reviews the practices, policies and procedures relating to storage, supply, and transportation of munitions and conventional weapons.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: : Experience, education, or training involving planning, developing, or administering quality assurance programs (i.e., supporting the development, acquisition, production, use, maintenance, storage, and supply of products concerned with the systematic prevention of defects and non-conformances, the identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and the correction of factors which may contribute to defective items). Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 level: Must possess 36 months: experience, education, or training involving a thorough knowledge of product or range of products involved, the manufacturing methods and techniques, special processes, test and performance requirements; and skill in developing plans and programs. Experience possessed by an expert in the area of specialization able to give technical direction to otherwise competent workers. Experience determining operations when difficult and questionable phases of malfunctions are found. Experience which required significant and concrete work accomplishments (i.e. special projects, working groups, or detailing assignments) involving interpersonal contacts in a quality assurance or related field. Experience in dealing with management principles and supervisory responsibility for the function required by type of position to be filled and the organization involved. GS-09 level: Must possess 24 months: experience, education, or training, involving principles, techniques and accepted practices of quality assurance work (i.e., the application of statistical sampling techniques sufficient to perform assignments or preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problems). Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications. Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been directly related such as production management, business management statistics, industrial technology, engineering, or a discipline directly related to the specialization involved in the career pattern in the position to be filled.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
PAYMENT OF CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS: PCS at Government expense may be authorized only in accordance with the PCS policy set forth by The Adjutant General of Illinois.
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3. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION: Candidates who believe they are entitled to priority consideration for repromotion or reemployment should forward a description of the circumstances with their applications. Consideration of qualified candidates eligible for priority consideration will precede efforts to fill the position by normal competition.
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