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Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.



Reviewed Date: 10/02/1978


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This position is located in the Egress Systems Shop of the Aerospace Systems Section,
Field Maintenance Branch, Aircraft Maintenance Division. The primary purpose
of this position is to perform on and off equipment maintenance on aircraft
egress systems, such as aircraft ejection seats, extraction and escape systems,
egress components of jettison canopies, explosive components of escape hatches and
doors, and egress trainers.


1. Troubleshoots, installs, removes, repairs. modifies, adjusts, inspects, and
tests euch components as regulators, flow indicators, actuator motors, thruster and
positioning mechanisms, seat actuators, catapult guide rails, ejection seats, rocket
packs, and canopies, etc. Inspects for safety, serviceability, and maintainability of
systems prior to installation, removal, repair, or adjustments of components and insures
proper installation and positioning of safety pins. initiators, simulators, and
clearing mechanisms. Visually inspects ballistic lines, tubes, hoses, and linkage
for damage, deterioriation, restrictions, and security of connections and mountings,
and performs corrective maintenance as required. Stores egress explosives IAW AFOSH standards.

2. Inspects pressurization system air pressure gauges for sufficient pressure and
bottles and regulators for general condition and serviceabilitv. Checks canopy and
capsule structure and associated seals, latches, and locks for damaae and security.
Installs and maintains Jet Assistance Take Off (JATO) systems when applicahle. Isolates
the malfunction and takes necessary corrective action. Positions, repairs, and
adjusts required aerospace ground equipment, such as rail extensions, hoists, slings.
dollies, and trailers used in performing maintenance tasks.

3. Performs installation, modification, and repair of aircraft egress systems.
Solves unusual installation and maintenance problems by studying lavout drawings,
schematic and wiring diagrams, applicable technical publications, and analyzing construction
and operating characteristics of egress systems. Selects proper maintenance
and repair procedures and corrects the malfunction and/or defective equipment. Diagnoses recurring malfunctions and recommends corrective action bv initiation of Quality Deficiency Reports, proposed modifications, or other appropriate action. Performs Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO’S) related to egress systems.

4. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such
as ORI, IC and UE inspections, mobility, and command support exercises. Mav be required
to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/
crash/rescue duty, securitv Ruerd, snow removal, munitions 1oadinE and handling. heavy
equipment operator, maintnan-w~ of facilities and equi:,rrent. or serve 3s a member .of
a teem to cope with natural disasters or civil uuergencies.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the Egress Systems Shop Supervisor
or Section Foreman. May receive day-to-day work direction from a lead worker.
Assignments are received in the form of work orders, inspection reports, or verbal instructions.
Plans work sequences, selects tools and repair parts, and independently
carries assignments through to completion referring only unusual and most difficult
problems to the supervisor. Work is subject to spot check upon completion for acceptability
and adherence to instructions and established standards. Guidelines
available for reference include technical orders and manuals, manufacturers specifications,
factory engineering bulletins, and standard operating, procedures.


Works inside and outside, in inclement weather, on icy, wet, and slippery ramns,
aircraft surfaces and work stands, and in temperature and humidity extremes. Subject
to the dangers from exposure to toxic fumes, high pressure air and fluids, fast aetusting
metal aircraft surfaces such as landina sears, speed brakes, missile doors and
flaps, and accidental discharge of the various ballistics units installed in aircraft
ejection seat and canopy eRress systems. Subject to the hazards of engine intake
suction, noise, fumes, blast, heat, rotating propellers, explosive munitions: electrical
voltage, cartridge actuating devices; liquid oxvRen, fire and explosion of
aircraft fuels, lubricants. paints, and solvents. Requires moderate to strenuous
Thysical efforts when climbinR, stooping. standing, bending, stretching, and working
in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May be required to lift heavy equipment and
components weighing from 20 to 50 pounds and occasionally up to approximately l00


1. Must have a minimum of two years of experience in a position engaged in functions
such as installation, maintenance, or repair of aircrew egress systems.

2. Must demonstrate through experience and/or appropriate training, a thorough
knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical principles as applied to aircrew
egress systems: of the concepts embodied in AFM 66-1. Vol XII; and of the use and
interpretation of blueprints, wiring diagrams. and technical publications.

3. Other Requirements:

a. Must qualify for the appropriate security clearance required for the

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination


1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).


2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)


3. Executive Exemption:


a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND


b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND


c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.


4. Professional Exemption:


a. Professional work (primary duty)


b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or


c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or


d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).


5. Administrative Exemption:


a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Non Exempt

FLSA Comments/Explanations:

FLSA: Exempt per Title 32 USC 709 (g)(2)


1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.



USCSC JGS-AircraEt Ordnance Systems Mechanic, WG-6622, dated Aug 1974

a. Position is concerned with troubleshooting, repair, modification, removal, and
installation of egress and jettison systems; ejection seats, extraction and escape
systems and omponents of jettison canopies, etc. Classification to the Aircraft
Ordnance Systems mechanic, WG-6652 series is considered appropriate for this kind
of work.

b. This position is designed to function as a journeyman mechanic which is best
described in WG-6652 standard at the grade 10 level. Duties performed within the
scope of this position. Involve performance of organizational and intermediate
level maintenance on aircraft egress systems which requires a variety of skills
and knowledge comparable to this level. The responsibility involved in the
position is also characteristic of the WG-10 level in that incumbent is responsible
for exercising extreme safety precautions particularly when de-arming and arming
the systems.

Incumbent is expected to perform duties with considerable independence, to
select the tools and appropriate repair procedures to perform corrective maintenance,
and to accomplish assignments with minimal supervision referring only the most
difficult problems to the supervisor or higher graded technician for advice or
assistance. The full range of assignments that are required of this position are
comparable to the WG-10 level described in the WG-6652 standard.

d. Physical efforts involve lifting the ejection seat buckets (weighing approximately
95 pounds) out of the aircraft from a very strenuous and awkward position.

e. Work is performed inside and outside, in varied temperature and humidity extremes,
and on slippery ramps, aircraft surfaces and work stands. Incumbent is
also highly exposed to possible injury which may occur from accidental discharge
of various ballistic units installed in aircraft ejection seats and canopy egress


In consideration of the general discussion, skills and knowledges, responsibility,
physical efforts, and working conditions involved in the total job,
this position is considered properly classified as an Aircraft Ordnance Systems
Mechanic, WG-6652-10.