Department of the Air Force - Little Rock AFB, AR

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

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)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • A Pre-employment physical is required


  • Troubleshoots aircraft engines and propellers while they are assigned to the Centralized Repair Facility (CRF).
  • Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles, modifies, and makes final adjustments to aircraft engines, propellers, their assemblies, and components while they are assigned to the CRF.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work area.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; WG-8602, Aircraft Engine Overhaul Family, dated Jul, 2000 . Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, 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 they are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Engine Mechanic without more than normal supervision.

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. Knowledge of operation, and repair of aircraft engines, propellers, and accessory systems to troubleshoot, maintain, repair and/or test engines and propellers; identify and correctly choose between alternative methods and trade techniques; adapt accepted repair procedures to engines, propellers, or accessory systems; anticipate required tools and parts; set up the work area; determine degree of disassembly necessary, and the extent of rework required.

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

3. Skill in the use of diagnostic electronic equipment and systems, automated test equipment, standard and precision measuring instruments such as vibration analyzers, hydraulic test benches, and computer terminals or personal computers to obtain reference materials, and to update operational and maintenance records.

4. Ability to read and interpret technical orders, manufacturers’ manuals, maintenance bulletins, complex multi-view blueprints, schematic drawings, and other technical information.

5. Ability to troubleshoot engine and propeller malfunctions, interpret trouble reports or observed instrument readings, etc; make a tentative diagnosis; select needed tools and test equipment; and disassemble the engine, propeller, or accessory system to locate the defect.

6. Ability to adapt emerging technology and use new tools, test devices, digital diagnostic equipment, and engine or proper analysis software in the repair and rework of parts, and components and replace accessories such as portions of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

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.


1. May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.

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

3. May be required to obtain an appropriate security clearance.

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


The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, and crawl. Frequently handles items weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, or other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items.


Work is performed in clean, well lighted, and well-ventilated production areas. May work outside or inside in areas that are drafty and noisy, such as aircraft hangars. Stands on concrete, metal, or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to grease, oils, fuels, and solvents; to noise from drills and hammers; and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and injury from falls from scaffolds, ladders, or aircraft surfaces.

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

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may not be used.

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 Tuesday, February 19, 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 841269 . 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.

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.

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 8003820893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
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