AIRCRAFT MECHANIC
Department of the Air Force - Massachusetts

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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. They are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserves. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position & unit) on their application.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • The Government’s most important asset is its people
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be a current member of the AF Reserves or willing/qualified to join
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • Military AFSC and Grade: 2A551/E-5
  • Pre-empl/random drug test/medical exam/background investigation

DUTIES: Back to top The basic hourly rate for this position is $28.09 to $32.77 PH · The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) performing such duties as installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting, and performing final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components such as airframe, landing gear, power plant, gear boxes, pumps, and hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, and flight control systems.
· The incumbent p erforms inspection and troubleshooting on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components.
· Positions, maintains, disassembles, repairs, and reassembles major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components.
· Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair.
· Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work area.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (screen out element)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Mechanic without more than normal supervision. (screen-out)

2. Knowledge of the makeup, operation, installation, and adjustment of a variety of major interrelated and/or integrated aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as fuel and hydraulic systems, flight control systems, instrumentation systems, engines, landing gear assemblies, airframe, and control surfaces.

3. Knowledge of a wide variety of parts, components, subsystems, and assemblies such as ejection seats, nuclear shielding, or similar self-contained systems.

4. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.

5. Knowledge of supply procedures, the publication order system, and documentation procedures.

6. Skill in the use of standard and specialized tools and test equipment including fixtures, templates, scales, test stands, and external power sources; skill in reading and understanding data and settings from cockpit instruments and gauges.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :

1. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. The incumbent’s regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30% of total responsibilities. Work schedules will be so aligned to allow the individual to function fully on unit training assembly (UTA) weekends. Performs other related duties as assigned.

2. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required.

3. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

4. Performs uncommon tours of duty. May be required to work other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

5. May be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft for TDY purposes.

6. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must climb, bend, stoop, and stand for prolonged periods (4 hours) on concrete or metal surfaces. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 80 pounds. Occasionally may lift and carry items that weigh about 45 pounds with mechanical lifting devices or with assistance from other workers. Repeated bending (4 hours), operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, and inclement weather, slippery surfaces, working around machinery, working parts, moving objects and vehicles. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others or alone.

Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors; shades of colors. Hearing (with or without aid) permitted. If it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Air Reserve Technician (ART) Positions : For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212.

Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the “Verification of Military Experience and Training Web Site” to obtain this information, click here

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 27, 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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 846416 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. · Online Application (Questionnaire)
· Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 1-800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Westover AFB
439 MSG/DPC
100 Lloyd Street
Westover AFB, MA
01022

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