Powered Support Systems Mechanic
Department of the Air Force - Fort Wayne, IN

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The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD


DUTY LOCATION: Fort Wayne, IN (122nd FW)

JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in the Civil Engineering function, Support Directorate. Its primary purpose. is to install, repair, maintain, service, and modify scheduled/unscheduled inspections on aircraft arresting systems and electrical power production equipment.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Air National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in an Air National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace. As members of a unit of the Indiana 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. Indiana Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This position is an Indefinite Excepted Service position with permenant potential


MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS: Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible AFSC in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 3E0XX and 3E1XX


Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard
Traditional Guardsmen with the Indiana Air National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Airmen willing to join the Indiana Air National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Air National Guard
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E4-E6
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be a member of the Indiana Air National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit

DUTIES: Back to top As a Powered Support Systems Mechanic with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly inspections, and off-equipment maintenance, on aircraft arresting systems. Accomplishes gasoline engine rebuilding to include removal and replacement of clutches, carburetors, starters, distributors, fuel pumps, springs and other integral parts. Checks and/or adjusts valves, bearings, cams, bushings, gear boxes, sprockets, chains and fairlead beam components. May do stripping, sanding and painting of aircraft arresting systems. Uses test equipment such as voltmeters, megohmmeters, ampmeters, ohmmeters continuity tester, feelergage and other test equipment. Solves all repair or maintenance problems using technical drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and technical orders.
  • Replaces nylon tapes and steel wound cables due to, wear, time change, or excessive aircraft engagement as directed by technical orders. Performs maintenance on the BAK-14 aircraft arresting system such as rebuilding cable support arms and air cylinders and the replacement of worn parts (cable support blocks, wire rope, springs etc. ), Troubleshoots BAX-14 solid state controlled heating systems and position control systems and replaces heater elements, mercury switches, and solid state heater control units. May be required to operate and troubleshoot radio control systems for the BAK-12/14. Must be able to deal with limited runway time while troubleshooting and performing maintenance on the BAK-12/14.
  • Coordinates all aircraft arresting systems duties which requires access to active runways with FAA, Air Traffic Control Facility Manager, Flight Safety Officer and Airport Manager.
  • Schedules and coordinates exercises to practice rewind procedures and operations and annual certification engagements. May be required to install portable aircraft arresting systems worldwide.
  • Trains traditional guardsmen in the operation and maintenance of aircraft arresting systems; as well as training fire personnel in rewinding and resetting aircraft arresting systems. Trains other personnel in day-to-day maintenance checks and repairs for backup manpower.
  • Maintains records for documentation of preventive maintenance, repairs, tape and cable life and all aircraft engagements. Maintains records which includes daily inspections through 10 year overhaul and special inspection records. Maintains current technical order and regulations files for aircraft arresting systems and emergency power generators.
  • Establishes and controls “Special Level” and bench stock, spare parts, and supplies to expedite the repair and maintenance of aircraft arresting systems.
  • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as ORI, IG, and MEl inspections, mobility and command support exercises. May be required to perform additional duties such as snow removal.
  • Installs, repairs, maintains, and modifies electrical power production equipment. Performs repair of components such as fixed gasoline or diesel engines, generators, centrifuges, starter motors, and associated generating and distributing equipment. Conducts tests of equipment using voltmeters, ampmeters, ohmmeters, continuity testers, feeler gage and other test equipment. Adjusts and calibrates components to assure optimum operating efficiency within design limitations. Modifies equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and other technical publications. Accomplishes difficult operating and repair tasks beyond capability of senior workers.
  • Maintains and repairs electrical generating equipment. Performs inspection, maintenance, and major modifications; troubleshoots complex repair situations; and performs other maintenance on electric power generating equipment. Bench checks reparable components and subassemblies of electric power generating equipment by using test equipment standards, load banks and other equipment standards as may be required by technical data. Determines extent of repair/rebuild and accomplishes same. Tests and calibrates repaired gauges, controls and meters to assure adequacy and reliability. Interprets maintenance malfunction data related to the electrical power generating systems.
  • Inspects electrical power production equipment. Analyzes malfunctions by visual or auditory inspection, observation of operation and use of test equipment. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Inspects completed or in-progress work to assure compliance with standard operating procedures and technical publications.
  • Advises on technical problems of installation and repair of electrical power production equipment. Solves complex maintenance problems by studying layout drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams and analyzing construction and operating characteristics of electrical generating plants and equipment. Devises and establishes maintenance and operating procedures to ensure maximum efficiency of operation and electrical power production plants. Diagnoses recurring malfunctions and recommends repair procedures necessary to correct defective equipment. Establishes maintenance and operating procedures.
  • On weekend duty, supervises electrical power production personnel. Plans and schedules work assignments; establishes work methods, production controls, and performance standards; and assigns operating and repair functions to subordinates and establishes priorities for work accomplished. Assures compliance with published directives, work standards and technical publications. Conducts on-the-job training.
  • Operates standby units during commercial power failures and performs operational checks, inspections, services, and makes emergency repairs of standby units in the field to ensure uninterrupted power services to facilities during power outages. Determines that generators selected to provide emergency power are compatible with facilities’ power requirements in terms of size, voltage, phase etc.
  • Instructs other base activities in procedures for operating power generators during emergencies.
  • Assists electrician and power line personnel in the various phases of installation, trouble shooting and repair. Subject to emergency calls as required during nonduty hours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician’s performance standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Powered Support Systems Mechanic position at the WG-10 grade level, you must have at least 18 months of:
    • Experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge of mechanical maintenance work; ability to read and use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams and schematics, and skill in the use of equipment and hand tools used in troubleshooting, testing and repairing equipment.
    • Experience or training removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing parts, components, and accessories. Experience which provided working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to powered support equipment and systems; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. Experience which provided working knowledge of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • A thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and components related to aircraft arresting systems and electrical power production equipment.
  • A thorough knowledge of radio procedures while moving around private and commercial aircraft on a joint use airfield.
  • Skill in troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, or rebuilding diesel or gasoline engines, generators, starter motors, carburetors, etc.
  • Ability to read and use technical manuals, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings and ability to use a wide range of test and repair equipment such as voltmeters, ampmeters, ohmmeters, feelergage, load banks, etc.’
  • Knowledge of basic principles involving electric power generation, hydraulic systems, electric heating systems, gasoline or diesel engines, etc.
Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside and outside. Frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures and loud noises. May be exposed to bad weather and irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard, damp floors. Works with high voltage electrical power and must come in contact with petroleum products. Works on equipment parts that are dirty and greasy and may be dangerous to operation or repair because of defects. Frequently exposed to cuts, burns, strains, and electrical shock while repairing, adjusting, positioning, or moving equipment. Exposed to the possibility of burns and skin irritations from acids, fluids, and lubricants. Follows safety procedures and wears protective glasses and clothing which may be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. Personnel are required to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in case of aircraft engagements, power outages and/or other system problems.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Frequent bending, reaching, crouching, standing, and arm movement is required. Some work performed in awkward positions or in cramped areas. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally lifts heavier items using jacks, hoists, or other helpers.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Air National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Air National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD. You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx .

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

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 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 of this position. 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.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

BENEFITS: Back to top Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION: Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR Website .

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 .

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 842184 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire , and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the Indiana National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Your resume MUST detail your length of basic and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

Phone: (317)247-3299
TDD: 317-247-3299
Agency Information:
Indiana National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana
Human Resource Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN

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