Air National Guard Units ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC in Great Falls, Montana
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE INDEFINITE WITH POSSIBLE PERMANENT STATUS POSITION. BARGAINING UNIT Selecting Official: SMSgt Douglas Koth This National Guard position is for an Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic, Position Description Numbers D2326000/D2240P01, and is part of the Montana Air National Guard, 120 MAI SQ. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.) Responsibilities This position works within an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Maintenance Group, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Avionics Element, Avionics Shop, Communications/Navigation/ECM, or Guidance and Control shop. It is an Air National dual status technician position that requires military membership, compatible military skill assignment and classification. The primary purpose of this position is to install, modify, overhaul, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, align, calibrate, and rebuild multi-system avionics complexes consisting of multiple completely integrated electronic avionics systems where the complex accomplishes a number of major functions. The worker in this career field must demonstrate the ability to perform on- or off-equipment maintenance on one or more complete electronic integrated systems associated with the assigned aircraft and/or maintenance on automatic flight control systems, instrument systems, inertial and radar navigation systems. Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on one or more multi-complex electronic integrated systems. Completes operational checks, inspections, tests, trouble shooting, removal and replacement of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) which are linked with integrated systems and LRUs which are independent or associated with nonintegrated systems. Isolates unusual malfunctions using technical orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, tools, and test equipment including automatic test equipment and Flight Line Test Systems (FLTS). Solves complex problems by analyzing installation, circuitry, and operating characteristics of the systems. Adjusts and aligns system sensors, transmitters, amplifiers, power supplies, display devices, controls, transponders, actuators, servos, computers and other related components. Installs serviceable components into aircraft and performs total systems alignment and harmonization in accordance with existing technical orders and directives. Accomplishes technical order compliances, modification of components/systems and completes thorough system checks for proper operation. Maintains, modifies, calibrates and inspects a wide variety of user test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE). Installs, modifies, overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, rebuilds, aligns, and calibrates complete electronic avionics multi-systems control. Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of complex aircraft avionics and or ECM systems such as the electronics package in a highly automated aircraft where the integrated flight and Integrated Countermeasures System, electronic multiplex communications bus, Inertial Navigation System, multi-function displays, head-up display, data transfer equipment, Global Positioning System, Situation Awareness Data-Link (SADL), Data Modem, Flight Control System, pitot-static system and related instrumentation, flight director instrumentation, Central Air Data Computer, engine, hydraulic and fuel quantity indicating systems, voice message warning, VHF, UHF, SATCOM Data, intercom, secure voice communications, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), and Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN). Reviews and analyzes maintenance data; determines if criteria are sufficient to provide adequate test, troubleshooting and repair procedures; devises and recommends tests, procedural changes, or data corrections. Aligns, adjusts, and performs final calibrations on integrated systems to determine successful repairs. Analyzes equipment failure and malfunctions and suggests changes to improve operation. Troubleshoots operational malfunctions and analyzes system performance utilizing aircrew debrief data, Technical Orders, schematic and wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, data analysis, common and system-specific test equipment and built in system tests. Conducts on-the-job training on assigned systems and related support equipment and tasks to include classroom instruction as necessary. PLACEMENT STATUS OF SELECTEE: TEMP PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For T32 permanent selectees: This is an obligated position. If a permanent employee in the T32 Excepted service accepts this position, he/she will retain permanent status AND have rights to return to previous T32 position. TEMP PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT/CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE - For T32 Indefinite selectees: This is an obligated position. If an indefinite employee in the T32 Excepted service accepts this position, he/she will retain their indefinite status AND may return to their previous T32 indefinite position if still available. INDEFINITE APPT - For T5 selectees: This is an obligated position. If an on-board employee in the T5 excepted service accepts this position, he/she will convert to a T32 indefinite appointment. This employee will have no rights to their previous T5 position. INDEFINITE APPT - MTNG Members (includes T32 NTE's and MTNG members not currently a federal employee): This is an obligated position. Selectee will be appointed as an indefinite employee. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Military Grades: E2 - E6 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series/grade. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-12 Must have at least 1 year of experiences, inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying software controlled automated and manually controlled test stations, electronic circuit maintenance pods, peripherals, support equipment and associated subsystems. Knowledge of stations that are used to repair and maintain all avionics line-replaceable units and pods. Skilled in analyzing performance, running tests, conducting inspections, troubleshooting, identifying and isolating malfunctions, disassembling, modifying or repairing and reassembling the test stations or electronic circuit maintenance pods and their associated peripherals. Skilled in reading the complex inter-related variables that resulted from a mix of computer hardware and software, stimulus and measurement systems, and special purpose test subsystems. Experience analyzing malfunctions using schematics, logic and wiring diagrams, programming tables, computer program flow charts, software user guides, computer program listings and factory drawings. Skilled in diagnosing circuit operating characteristics using computer query, system peculiar test equipment, and computer diagnostics. Experience isolating problems to the failing part using equipment such as, self-test diagnostics, oscilloscopes, frequency meters, signal generators, digital, and differential voltmeters, computer registers and printouts and other special and standard tools and test equipment. Competent in removing and replacing components, assemblies, sub-assemblies, or parts using special and common hand tools, soldering devices and special electronic instruments. Experience modifying and updating avionics pods; or, support equipment and support software according to applicable technical publications. Competent to analyze program data and determined if the criteria are sufficient to provide adequate testing and troubleshooting. Skilled in examining recurring malfunctions and software deficiencies and determined testing voids and initiated corrective action by submitting quality deficiency reports, software deficiency reports, or proposed modifications. Experiences connecting associated testing equipment to interface the test station system to the aircraft system and pod; facilitated maintenance and repair of pod or line replaceable units from the avionics systems such as radar, fire control, instrument, flight control, inertial FWS navigation, malfunction analysis and recording equipment systems. Competent in determining if failures are caused by the unit under test. Skilled to identify a malfunction and isolated it to the specific component(s). Skilled in disassembling and repairing or replacing solid state devices, micro miniature modules, gyros, sensors, transducers, and any other required parts; followed by the reassembly and performed operational tests. Experience identifying test program malfunctions and informing engineers and/or Air Force Logistics Command of the problems. Experience developing and/or modifying software, interfaces, extender equipment, or additional items of test equipment or completed work in validating technical data concerning the repair, maintenance, and test of the test station and units under test. Competent in processing and accounting for due-in-from-maintenance supply assets. Skilled in documenting maintenance repair actions and man-hour accounting on maintenance forms and computer systems. WG-13 Must possess at least 1 year of experience as an Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic, WG-2610-12, and the craftsman level of knowledge and skills to install, modify, overhaul, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, align, calibrate, and rebuild multi-system avionics complexes consisting of multiple completely integrated electronic avionics systems where the complex accomplishes a number of major functions. Experience performing on-or off-equipment maintenance on one or more complete electronic integrated systems associated with the assigned aircraft and/or maintenance on systems such as, automatic flight control systems, instrument systems, inertial and radar navigation systems. Experience performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on one or more multi-complex electronic integrated systems. Experience completing operational checks, inspections, tests, trouble shooting, removal and replacement of line-replaceable-units which are linked with integrated systems and line-replaceable-units which are independent or associated with nonintegrated systems. Experience isolating unusual malfunctions using technical orders, schematics, wiring diagrams, tools, and test equipment including automatic test equipment and flight line test systems. Skilled in solving complex problems by analyzing installation, circuitry, and operating characteristics of the systems. Experience adjusting and aligning system sensors, transmitters, amplifiers, power supplies, display devices, controls, transponders, actuators, servos, computers and other related components. Skilled in the installation of serviceable components into aircraft and performed total systems alignment and harmonization in accordance with existing technical orders and directives. Experience completing technical order compliances, completing component and system modifications, and performing thorough system checks for correct operations. Skilled in maintaining, modifying, calibrating, and inspecting a wide variety of user test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment. Experience performing installations, modifications, overhauling, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, rebuilding, aligning, and calibrating complete electronic avionics multi-system controls. Knowledge of complex aircraft avionics or electronic circuit maintenance systems such as, the electronics package in highly automated aircraft where the integrated flight and integrated countermeasures system, electronic multiplex communications bus, inertial navigation system, multi-function displays, head-up display, data transfer equipment, global positioning system, situation awareness data-link, data modem, flight control system, pivot-static system and related instrumentation, flight director instrumentation, central air data computer, engine, hydraulic and fuel quantity indicating systems, voice message warning, various modes of data, intercom, secure voice communications, identification friend or foe, and tactical air navigation system. Experience evaluating operational characteristics of the integrated systems by observing and analyzing waveforms, voltage, current, power indications, computer registers and printouts. Skilled in analyzing the malfunctions encountered through fault codes, determining repair sequence process and performing required repairs. Experience reviewing and analyzing maintenance data; determines if criteria are sufficient to provide adequate test, troubleshooting and repair procedures; devises and recommends tests, procedural changes, or data corrections. Skilled in performing alignments, adjustments, and conducting final calibrations on integrated systems to determine successful repairs. Experience monitoring the operations of complex, inter-related systems, analyzing operating trends, and proposing preventative maintenance down time. Skilled in the applications of technical data and equipment specifications that determine the impact equipment modifications or substitutions on integrated multi-system operations and various maintenance alignment procedures. Competent in using algebraic and trigonometric functions to adapt standard formulas to the specific requirements of the integrated system. Experience involving installation, operation, and repair work on prototypes or experimental electronic systems such as, inertial navigation or automatic flight control. Education 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.