This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC, Position Description Number D0417000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

This is a career ladder position, WG-5/8/10. If selected at the WG-05 or WG-08 level, you may be promoted without further competition to the next level, up to the maximum promotion potential of WG-10, once requirements have been met and upon management request.

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As an Aircraft Engine Mechanic, WG-8602-5/8/10, you will perform the following duties:

Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctioning engines to determine degree of disassembly, repair, modification, and adjustment needed. Removes and disassembles aircraft engines in order to perform necessary maintenance.Inspects engine components using visual, magnetic, fluorescent and dye-penetrant inspection methods. Analyses inspection findings to determine extent of repairs required. With the aid of diagrams, schematics and technical publications,makes necessary repairs and modifications. Assembles and installs engines adhering to prescribed procedures, safety practices and technical requirements. Pre-oils newly installed engines and performs initial start-up.

Performs periodic and special inspections on engines. Inspects installed, repaired and modified engines and components to insure compliance with technical publications. Interprets inspection findings to determine adequacy of repairs, modification, or corrective 'actions. Conducts tests of repaired components using bench mock-ups and related test equipment.Installs special test equipment and performs preoperational and post operational checks. Evaluates engine performance by computing fuel consumption, monitoring RPM and analyzing exhaust gas temperatures.

Performs engine trim in accordance with applicable directives.Adjusts, aligns and calibrates engine and components to insure maximum operating efficiency consistent with design characteristics. Employs a variety of test equipment and instruments such as engine pressure-ratio-indicator,exhaust-gas temperature gage, fuel flow meter, air pressure indicator and other alignment fixtures. Evaluates engine performance and accepts or rejects engine.

Must be knowledgeable of applicable technical manuals and other publications pertaining to aircraft engines. May be required to maintain library of pertinent regulations. Evaluates justification for unsatisfactory reports and practicality of proposed modification. Records and maintains test data on appropriate log sheets. May assist in identifying stock numbers for required repair parts or in the requisitioning of bench stock materials,parts and equipment.

When designated on NCB Flying Status orders, may participate in aerial flights which are defined by applicable Army publications as Maintenance Test Flights. Serves as a member of the flight crew for the purpose of observing, recording, and diagnosing malfunctions, or otherwise assisting in determining the performance of aircraft engine components.

Performs on-the-job training as required. Evaluates training effectiveness.

Performs such travel as may be required in the accomplishment of assigned duties and the organizational mission.

May assist authorized firefighters in the performance of fire/crash/rescue duties as needed.

May assist in other functions within the component repair shop in the accomplishment of mission requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training that has provided the ability to perform assembly and disassembly operations and make prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories in accordance with technical specifications, procedures and requirements. Experience using hand and power tools common to the trade.


WG-05 – Experience using common hand tools in making repetitive mechanical repairs under close supervision. Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

WG-08 – Experience or training removing and installing components and accessories with detailed guidance. Experience in following detailed instructions in making minor repairs and modifications to aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

WG-10 – Experience or training performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories. Experience or training performing maintenance overhaul, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of aircraft engines, engine components, and power trains for fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft. Experience determining maintenance needed from work orders, inspection reports, historical record, and by own diagnosis.

Quality of Experience – Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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 ( https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Aircraft Maintenance

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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