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Aircraft propeller mechanic

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Department of Defense
Current members and those eligible to obtain membership into the Tennessee Army National Guard Indefinite Full Time The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our Tennessee National Guard team and serve your nation, Tennessee and your community!
TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: INDEFINITE - EXCEPTED - ENLISTED
May be converted to Permanent without further competition
DUTY LOCATION: Louisville, TN,
PD NUMBER (S): D0710000
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:
FIRST : Permanently employed Army Technicians Statewide.
SECOND : Qualified members of the Tennessee Army National Guard.
THIRD: Applicants eligible for membership in the TN Army National Guard.
INTRODUCTION: This position is located in Louisville, TN, AASF#2. This position performs maintenance, removal, installation, inspection, troubleshooting and testing of aircraft rotor and propeller systems. Work involves the troubleshooting, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, modifying, testing, and servicing aircraft propeller assemblies and their components and straightening of propeller blades. The work requires an overall knowledge of hydraulic, electric, and mechanical controls and drive mechanisms, valves, synchrophasers, and other components of the complete propeller assembly.
You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment Wear of the military uniform is a requirement of the position You must obtain/maintain a military compatible position Acceptance of position may terminate military bonus
DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO :Tests and troubleshoots aircraft rotor and/or propeller systems using special tools and test equipment. Diagnoses any malfunctions of rotor/propeller systems and makes necessary repairs. This includes disassembly, repair, and reassembling rotor/propeller system components, and internal hydraulic and electrical components using common to special tools, and equipment. Repairs and refinishes blades/propellers using a variety of metal working tools and precision measuring instruments. Performs troubleshooting of the powertrain systems using special tools and test equipment, diagnoses any system malfunctions and makes necessary repairs. This includes disassembly, repair, and reassembling powertrain components, such as drive shafts, gear boxes, mast assemblies. Subjects rotor, propeller, and powertrain parts to a variety of nondestructive testing to identify imperfections not otherwise detected. Operates magnetic, dye, or electronic equipment to identify or detect stress, cracks, or potential failures. Refers findings to inspector for determination of serviceability. Utilizing power hoists, special slings and balancing equipment, aligns and balances assembled propellers/rotor blades by making appropriate linkage adjustments and by making both chordwise and spanwise weight adjustments to bring blades into true balance. After assembly or installation of the blade systems on the aircraft, makes final adjustments to balance, track, eliminate vibrations and ensure proper revolutions per minute (RPM) by checking blade track utilizing special tracking equipment and making weight, trim tab, and control linkage adjustments. Performs operational checks of installed aircraft blades and associated sub-systems both inflight and during aircraft maintenance ground runs. Performs other duties as assigned.
_MINIMUM GRADE_ : E-1 _MAXIMUM GRADE_: E-7
THIS MUST BE INCLUDED SOMEWHERE ON YOUR RESUME'
MILITARY COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate is required to be assigned to a compatible military unit and MOS/AFSC in accordance with TPR 303. MOS 15, 68A, 91E
Meeting the months of experience requirement will not by itself be accepted as proof of qualification. Quality, type, and scope of experience or education must be demonstrated to show that applicant is fully qualified to perform duties at the grade level announced.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Experience or training that has provided the ability to perform assembly and disassembly operations and make prescribed modifications to aircraft propeller assemblies and their components in accordance with technical specifications, procedures and requirements. Experience using hand and power tools common to the trade.
REQUIRED SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft propellers, assemblies, and accessories. Experience or training performing maintenance overhaul, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of aircraft propellers, components, for rotary wing aircraft. Experience determining maintenance needed from work orders, inspection reports, historical record, and by own diagnosis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES : Resume must reflect applicable experience.
Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose problems, conduct operational inflight and ground checks, repair, test, and adjust helicopter rotor systems.
Knowledge of the installation, operation and repair of the system to be able to analyze, rework, adapt, or adjust to the extent necessary to make needed corrections.
Skill required to troubleshoot, diagnose, and make significant repairs matches the WG-10 level of the standard.
Ability to perform assembly and disassembly operations and make prescribed modifications to aircraft propeller assemblies and their components in accordance with technical specifications, procedures and requirements.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE : None
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS - Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS. Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.
For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet all necessary job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume' and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume' and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 09, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1205022.
2.Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 09, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
3. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT : The Tennessee National Guard is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Soldiers and Airmen will not be assessed, classified, trained, promoted, or otherwise managed on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, reprisal, or non-disqualifying handicap. Discrimination due to age or disability are prohibited where not a factor of employment due to the military nature of the position. 29 CFR PART 1614. Discrimination due to gender is prohibited except as the direct combat probability coding policy applies to women.

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