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Air National Guard Units AIRCRAFT MECHANIC in Sioux City, Iowa


IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION LOCATION: 185th ARW, Sioux City, IA (Located at the Air National Guard Regional Paint Facility)


As a AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, WG-8852-11, you will perform the following duties: Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft. Work is performed in complex working conditions under time and/or mission constraints. Performs aircraft inspections requirement such as preflight/post-flight and end of runway inspections. Performs aircraft ground handling procedures such as launching, recovering, towing, safe for maintenance, fueling and defueling aircraft and any other maintenance tasks needed to maintain the aircraft. Prepares aircraft for painting by washing, cleaning, lubricating, masking off, scuff sanding and jacking aircraft. Coordinates and oversees the work of journey level workers in other trades working simultaneously on the assigned aircraft. Coordinates with production control to direct short notice availability of the aircraft to accomplish work on delayed discrepancies and other scheduled maintenance to meet mission requirements. Observes and inspects performance and work procedures to insure compliance with applicable technical publications, directives and local policy. Maintains and services aircraft systems such as engine oil, hydraulic, fuel, oxygen and any other type of fluids. Removes and installs aircraft external fuel tank and travel pod. Installs, removes, inspects and adjusts aerial delivery systems to mission requirements. Removal, installation and rigging of the A-10 flight control surfaces. Balancing the A-10 flight control surfaces on special balancing tables. Maintains and services all paint facility support equipment and vehicles. Insures equipment and tools are kept in serviceable condition after uses. Prepares and installs decals on painted aircraft. Ensures that technical data is followed when performing maintenance on aircraft and support equipment. Identifies and maintains records and controls the storage and disposal of hazardous material. Performs in-booth assistance to Sheet Metal Mechanics as required. Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental and housekeeping regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly and safely protected and maintained. Prepares and maintains all aircraft, support equipment and paint facility documentation needed to operate in a safe manner. Maintains and files aircraft and support equipment technical data. Insures that personnel working with you wear the appropriate safety equipment and/or personal protective equipment for the task assigned. Insures that all prescribed safety, fire, security and local written directive are followed. Ensures work areas are kept safe from any hazards and cleaned after each workday. Conducts equipment and tool inventory for accountability after each task. Assists supervisor by instructing employees, answering questions and balancing out the workload. Advises the supervisor on aircraft or equipment status and progress of the job. Prepares for and participate in various inspections by different organizations. Inspects and determines if A-10, F-15, F-16 and H-60 aircraft have been properly prepared and are ready to be painted. Assists in aircraft depaint /paint operations. Maintains respirator qualification and follows hazardous waste procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. T5223000


Conditions of Employment


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG 8852 11 - Applicant must have the following experience: Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.


Additional Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 04/19/2021. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOU NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.