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Army National Guard Units AIRCRAFT MECHANIC (Title 32) in Peoria, Illinois


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT MECHANIC (Title 32), Position Description Number D1063000 and is part of the IL AASF 3, National Guard. Recruitment will continue through the announcement closing date until the position is filled.


As a AIRCRAFT MECHANIC (Title 32), WG-8852-12, you will act as the Aircraft mechanic with responsibility for managing the operational readiness of one or more aircraft, and proficiency training of supported aviation unit personnel. Manage, monitor, and/or perform overall maintenance, servicing, inspections, and documentation for one or more highly technical, high performance military aircraft. Perform work in complex conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather and night operations. Work with, coordinate, and oversee the work of lower graded aircraft mechanics and certify their work. Participate in mission preparation and recovery operations. Oversee installation of equipment for special missions. Perform preflight, thru flight, and post-flight inspections and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Control and perform work assignments based upon priorities, workload, availability of parts, facilities, material, and personnel. Observe and inspect performance of other workers to insure compliance with applicable technical publications, directives, and local policy. Perform operational tests of aircraft systems and components. Launch, recover, park, and service aircraft. Diagnose and solve malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of complex, computerized and/or non-computerized diagnostic test equipment. Provide technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies, experience in-flight characteristics, and system malfunctions. Perform in-process and final inspection of other's work on assigned aircraft and components. Provide training in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. Prepare for and participate in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization, and support exercises. Serve as a technical authority to identify and advise on requirements for airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine, and pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft.


Conditions of Employment


Military Grades: Enlisted Only - Not to exceed the rank of E-8 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience or training which includes the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications; and experience in the use of hand tools and test equipment. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-12 Level - Must possess specialized experience for the WG-12 Level, which includes 18 months 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. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone. No substitution of education for experience is permitted for this occupational series and grade.

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 ( 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.