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AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC

Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
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The primary purpose of this position is to perform journeyman level work involving the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, inspection, adjustment, overhaul and/or modification, Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO) and testing of various type conventional aircraft turbo-shaft/turbo-prop engines and propellers for rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft engines.
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### Responsibilities
Troubleshoots and diagnoses one or more types or models of malfunctioning conventional and/or modified turbo-shaft/turbo-prop aircraft engines and propellers in the maintenance shop, flight line and on the test cell.
Disassembles, inspects, repairs, adjusts and reassembles several types of complex conventional and/or modified turbo-shaft/turbo-prop aircraft engines, propellers, their assemblies and components.
Repairs, modifies and makes final adjustments on all type aircraft turbo-shaft/turbo-prop engines, components and propellers to achieve correct operation.
Performs functional engine tests prior to and after troubleshooting, modification and repair and makes any required adjustments to achieve correct engine operation.
Utilizes safety practices and procedures, maintains a safe, clean work area and foreign object damage (FOO) free environment following established safety rules, regulations, applicable directives and local policies and procedures
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
10
#### Job family (Series)
8602 Aircraft Engine Mechanic
Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours of duty, weekends, perform temporary duty (TDY) and fly on military and/or commercial aircraft, etc.
May be required to drive pov/government motor vehicle. Valid driver's license will be required.
May be required to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.
May be required to assist during phase/ISO inspections.
This is a Testing Designated Position (Drug Testing) and is subject to random drug testing procedures.
Required to assist immediate supervisor in training less skilled apprentices/mechanics and document training records as required. Maybe assigned as primary trainer.
May handle hazardous materials and waste as defined and regulated under federal, state, base and local instructions or regulations.
Safety and protective equipment will be provided as appropriate to specific hazard and will be used at all times when working with hazardous waste and materials.
Must successfully participate in initial training and annual review of training.
Assists in the maintenance, operation and upkeep of nonpowered aerospace ground equipment, engine stands and adapters and other engine related support equipment in accordance with applicable directives.
Documents all actions on appropriate records
### Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8600-Engine Overhaul Group. 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 you 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 is ability to do the work of a Aircraft Engine Mechanic without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: 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 aircraft engines, parts and components to include disassembly, installation, operation, repair and assembly of a variety of conventional and modified aircraft turbo-shaft/turbo-prop engines, propellers and accessory systems such as hydraulic, fuel, electrical and pneumatic. Ability to troubleshoot, maintain, repair and/or test different types of turbo engines; identify and correctly choose between alternative methods and trade techniques; adapt accepted repair procedures to new or unfamiliar engines or accessory systems; anticipate required tools and parts; set up the work area; determine degree of disassembly necessary and the extent of rework required. Ability to detect wear patterns of parts and components of engines and propellers to determine serviceability and able to disassemble and assemble engines, propellers and components in proper sequence.
2. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
3. Skill in the use of diagnostic and on-board electronic equipment and systems, special tools, general and special purpose equipment, automated test equipment, standard and precision measuring instruments such as vibration analyzers, pyrometers, horoscopes and test benches, and to use computer terminals or personal computers to obtain reference materials and to update operational and maintenance records.
4. Ability to read and interpret instructions, specifications, technical orders, manufacturers' manuals, maintenance bulletins, complex multi-view blueprints, schematic drawings and other technical information.
5. Ability to troubleshoot engine malfunctions, interpret trouble reports or observed instrument readings, appearances, etc.; make a tentative diagnosis; select needed tools and test equipment; disassemble the engine or accessory system to locate the defect.
6. Ability to adapt emerging technology and use new tools, test devices, digital diagnostic equipment, and engine analysis software in the repair and rework of engine parts and components and replace accessories such as portions of electrical, pneumatic, fuel and hydraulic systems. Use and maintain all available tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner
Physical Effort: 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. May be required to climb steps, ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces.
Working Conditions : Work is performed in a clean, well-lighted and well-ventilated production area. May work outside, inside or in areas that are drafty and noisy, excessive heat and cold such as aircraft hangars or flightline. Stands on concrete, metal, or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to electrical energy, grease, oils, fuels, and solvents; to noise from drills and hammers and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, abrasions from handling tools, parts and using and working around machinery. Subject to injury from falls from stands, scaffolds, ladders or aircraft surfaces. Safety equipment includes safety shoes and glasses and qualified in using basic safety protection.
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.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
### Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
### Additional information
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
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 direct deposit.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
##### Drug test required
Yes
Required Documents
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## Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
1. Online Application - Questionnaire
2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
3. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if required for the position
4. If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
5. Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1").
6. Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission . The "certification" 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 (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
Benefits
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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## How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/10/2019
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10390931
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 application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10390931
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (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. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
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### Agency contact information
### Total Force Service Center
##### Phone
1-800-525-0102
##### Email
DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY
##### Address
GBS Kirtland AFB
1551 Wyoming Blvd SE
Bldg 20325
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
US
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### Next steps
Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
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Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
Signature and false statements
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520734700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 01/03/2019 to 01/10/2019
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: WG 10
Salary: $53,156 to $62,047 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time

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