Army National Guard Units (Title 32) AIRCRAFT MECHANIC in Pendleton, Oregon

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Pendleton, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview


For more information on the Oregon National Guard please visit:

Oregon Military Department

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD CORE VALUES: Character, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD VISION: Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.


Pendleton, OR United States 2 vacancies Appointment Type:Excepted Service Permanent Official Position Description #: D1063000 Series/Grade:WG-*8852-12/12 Salary Range:$28.58-$33.35 *Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance Candidates must have a valid state driver's license PCS is not Authorized

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. 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. Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of AASF 2. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: 1st Area: Current permanent full time support personnel of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG) 2nd Area: All members of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG)

Application materials must be received in our office by Monday, November 07, 2016. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.


INTRODUCTORY: This position is located in the Logistics function of an ARNG Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF). The AASF provides Aviation Unit Maintenance (AVUM), Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM), and aviation maintenance training for supported units. The purpose of this position is to act as the Aircraft Mechanic (Crew Chief) with responsibility for managing the operational readiness of one or more aircraft, and proficiency training of supported aviation unit personnel. Responsibilities include detailed technical oversight of individual aircraft's level of mission capabilities and projection of maintenance requirements to maintain individual aircraft operational readiness.MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Manages, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more highly technical, high performance military aircraft. Performs work in complex conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather and night operations. Works with, coordinates and oversees the work of lower graded aircraft mechanics and certifies the work of journey level workers in other trades working on the assigned aircraft. Performs damage assessments and repairs. Participates in mission preparation and recovery operations. Oversees installation of equipment for special missions. Expedites aircraft operations to include concurrent servicing, refueling, and/or reconfiguration of equipment for changes in operational missions. Performs preflight, thru flight, and post-flight inspections and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Serves as the technical authority to identify and advise on requirements for airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine, and pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft. Works closely with maintenance supervisor(s) and production control personnel to report and maintain current aircraft status. Requests maintenance services exceeding AASF capabilities or time constraints. Controls and performs work assignments based upon priorities, workload, availability of parts, facilities, material and personnel. Coordinates with maintenance supervisor(s) and production control on maintenance requirements to aircraft that require adjustment to changes in operational requirements. Observes and inspects performance of other workers work to insure compliance with applicable technical publications, directives and local policy. Accomplishes operational tests of aircraft systems and components. Oversees ground movement of aircraft. Incumbent launches, recovers, parks and services aircraft. Makes diagnoses and solves malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of complex, state of the art computerized and/or non-computerized Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE); by studying layout drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams; and analyzing specifications and operating characteristics of aircraft and their components. Assists AVCRAD/DEPOT level maintenance activities on individual assigned aircraft discrepancies as required.

  • Ensures Unit Level Logistics-Aviation (ULLS-A) and other aircraft documentation accurately reflects status and airworthiness of assigned aircraft. Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies, experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Performs or assists in aircrew debriefing.

  • Clears Red X status symbols on aircraft forms for work performed by others. Performs in-process and final inspection of others' work on assigned aircraft and components and certifies by signature adherence to work procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications. Participates in Maintenance Test Flights as a crewmember or Technical Observer (TO), as required. May participate in operational flights as a crewmember or Flight Engineer. Makes decisions on a wide range of matters to ensure assigned aircraft is in the highest state of readiness and that maintenance performed is in accordance with the highest standards of safety, quality and technical compliance.

*The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • For job training and organization mission requirements.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must maintain membership in the ORARNG as a condition of employment.
  • You must be assigned to a compatible unit and military duty position.
  • Minimum or Maximum Rank if applicable.
  • Announcement open to Enlisted members only.
  • MOS: 15, 91, 92, & 94
  • Applicants who do not possess compatible MOS(s), will still be considered.



ork involves the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and modification of fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems, airframes, components and assemblies, where the work requires substantive knowledge of the airframe and aircraft mechanical, pneudraulic, and/or electrical systems and their interrelationships. Some work situations within this series may require varying levels of electronics knowledge. 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.


Applicants applying at the WG-12 level must have 18 months of general and specialized 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.

Education Requirements:

None to list for this position.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

None to list for this position.


  • If any supplemental documentation for education or certifications are required it will be listed here.

  • If the position requires a driver's license, applicant will be expected to obtain and maintain a satisfactory State of Oregon Driver's License. Driver's licenses from other states will be accepted pending they are recognized by the State of Oregon DMV and adhere to National Guard Technician Personnel Regulations.

  • If position requires security clearance. Individuals must currently possess or obtain and maintain a satisfactory Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance in accordance with position requirements.

  • Applicants are subject to Police Record Check. Applicants can pre-emptively fill out the PDF form below at the link.

On the Police Records Check Form DD-369 please fill out sections 2 through 9, sign block 11, and leave line 10 blank. Once complete please upload along with application packet.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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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Other Information

For Any Questions or Concerns in regards to this announcement, please contact the following personnel at the Oregon Military Department:

SSG Velasquez, Pedro Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation) Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office Salem, OR 97301 Business Number: (503)584-3926; DSN: 355-3926 Business E-Mail:

SSG Chitwood, Edward D. Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation) Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office Salem, OR 97301 Business Contact: (503)584-3841; DSN: 355-3841 Business E-Mail:

Salary Range: $28.58 to $33.35 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-8852-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants in the 1st and 2nd Areas of Consideration.

Control Number: 453489400

Job Announcement Number: ORAR16-272 714725