Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Aircraft Mechanic in Winder, Georgia

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Winder, GA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (18 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview


Area of Consideration: Open Nationwide to current Army Enlisted service members (National Guard, Active Duty, or Reserve) eligible for immediate enlistment into the GA ARNG.

Position Location: AASF #1, Winder, GA.

PCS: PCS is not authorized. Relocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive is not authorized. Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Indefinite (NTE 2yrs), dual-status position which requires Georgia Army National Guard Membership.Position is indefinite; however, may convert to permanent without further competition. If a tenured applicant is selected, tenure will not change.

Job Summary: 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.

Background Check: Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for GA ARNG Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with ARNG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Aircraft Mechanic functions in support of programs essential to state Army National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a GA ARNG unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. GA ARNG units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Manages, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more highly technical, high performance military aircraft.
  • 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.
  • Ensures Unit Level Logistics-Aviation (ULLS-A) and other aircraft documentation accurately reflects status and air worthiness of assigned aircraft.
  • Clears Red X status symbols on aircraft forms for work performed by others.
  • Plans, develops and conducts proficiency training during the technician work week to a multi-faceted workforce comprised of Full Time Support (FTS) and supported unit personnel.
  • Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and support exercises.
  • Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental, and housekeeping regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: ECMF: 15; MOS: 91, 92 & 94

General Experience: Must have 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.

Specialized Experience WG-10/12: Must have a minimum of 18 months specialized experience 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 work flow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gear boxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Ability to do diversified work with tools and equipment, requiring extreme caution in maintaining close dimensions.
  • Ability to diagnose trouble and determine remedy where overall knowledge of all systems of aircraft is required.
  • Ability to inspect aircraft, determine mechanical deficiencies and analyze results.
  • Ability to interpret instructional material, schematics and specifications for complex mechanical problems on assigned aircraft.

*Other Requirements: *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. 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.

National Guard Compatibility: *Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Aircraft Mechanic position, the selectee must be assigned to a compatible unit in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Enlisted member in either CMF: 15 or MOS: 91,92 & 94. *Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Army uniform as prescribed by AR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position. Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.

*Preplacement Medical Requirements: *Selectee will be required to undergo medical testing, at the government's expense, prior to beginning employment. Medical tests are used to determine fitness and eligibility for employment.

Optional Form 78 (Certificate of Medical Examination) will be used to determine the fitness and eligibility for employment. Upon review of results, the Human Resources Officer will approve selection, require additional medical information or find selectee medically disqualified for employment and withdraw said offer.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard. Good Luck!


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Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Salary Range: $27.86 to $36.09 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-8852-10/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open Nationwide to current Army Enlisted military service members (National Guard, Active Duty, or Reserve) eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia Army National Guard.

Control Number: 452744300

Job Announcement Number: T-17-016 (1820277)