POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:
Citation 1: OPM JGS AIRCRAFT MECH, 8852, JAN 99
Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.
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 By: STEPHANIE FRONBERG, NG-J1-TNC
Reviewed Date: 02/28/1995
Primary Work Role: VARIES
Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
Additional Work Role 2: VARIES
FLSA Appeal: NO
Bus Code: VARIES
DCIPS PD: NO
Mission Category: VARIES
Work Category: VARIES
Work Level: VARIES
Acquisition Position: NO
Supervisor Status: VARIES
PD Status: VERIFIED
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Drug Test Required:
Financial Management Certification:
Position Designation: VARIES
Position Clearance: VARIES
Position Sensitivity: VARIES
Security Access: VARIES
Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES
Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES
Information Assurance: VARIES
Financial Disclosure: VARIES
Enterprise Position: VARIES
Competitive Area: VARIES
Competitive Level: VARIES
Career Program: VARIES
Career Ladder PD: NO
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PD released as part of CRA 95-1002 - ANG Aircraft Generation Units, Release 2
This position is located within a National Guard aircraft maintenance organization. Its primary purpose is to inspect, repair, modify, and service aircraft systems, components, and assemblies, both on- and off-aircraft.
(1) Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft to include periodic, phase, hourly, preflight, postflight, calendar, thru-flight, and special inspections such as fuel contamination, emergency equipment, and oil sampling. Inspects and performs functional checks such as landing gear retraction and operation checks on hydraulic, electrical, pressurization, lubrication, de-icing, vacuum, induction, and exhaust systems. Installs equipment such as external tanks, tow reels, hoists, and pylons.
(2) Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment. Performs major adjustments and alignments of aircraft systems or components and assists specialists as required. Removes and replaces aircraft components such as control surfaces, engines, constant speed drive, engine mounted gear boxes, wing fuel tanks or cells, landing gear mechanisms, wheels, brakes and tires. Services oil, fluid, fuel, hydraulic, and oxygen systems. Adjusts and maintains installed equipment such as tow targets, hydraulic reels, and drive assemblies. Removes and replaces working or inoperative parts and elements. Performs operator maintenance on aircraft installed auxiliary power units. Tows, taxies, parks, and moors assigned and transient aircraft. Meets and debriefs the aircrew on the status of the aircraft. Launches and recovers assigned and transient aircraft to include those on alert status. Performs end-of-runway inspections prior to take-off. Inspects for conditions such as oil, fuel and hydraulic leaks; damaged tires; and loose panels which would make the aircraft unsafe for flight.
(3) May be required to perform user and organizational level maintenance on assigned support equipment, including inspection, repair, modification, and corrosion prevention. Inventories, controls, stores and repairs 780 equipment. Accomplishes and reviews nonpowered AGE and 780 equipment records relating to assigned equipment.
(4) Provides data for aircraft maintenance historical records, complete maintenance data collection, man-hour accounting, and other forms as required. Assists the aircraft maintenance supply function in identifying parts and stock numbers and obtaining necessary parts and tools to perform assigned duties.
(5) Instructs, directs, and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guard members. Observes work and ensures compliance with standard procedures and applicable technical publications.
(6) Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected, maintained and secured.
(7) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility and command support exercises. May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/ rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.
(8) Performs other duties as assigned.
c. SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of a variety of systems, assemblies, and surfaces is required. Knowledge to determine when new surfaces, assemblies, and systems should be installed, or repaired through replacement of new parts and components. Knowledge of types and extent of adjustments and alignments required. Skill in the removal, replacement and adjustment of various systems assemblies, and surfaces or any of their components and parts. Skill in connecting, meshing and adjusting surfaces, assemblies, and systems with one another. Knowledge and skill to use precision test equipment, technical data, schematics, wiring diagrams, mathematical formulas, common hand tools, jigs, templates, and various gauges.
Works under general supervision. Assignments are given in the form of work orders, inspection reports, or verbal instruction. Determines type and extent of repair needed, plans work sequences, selects tools and repair parts, and otherwise carries assignments through to completion, with little or no check during progress. Work is subject to spot check upon completion for acceptability and adherence to instructions and established standards. Guidelines include technical orders and manuals, manufacturers specifications, factory engineering bulletins, and standard operating procedures. May direct the work of one or two lower grade mechanics when assigned to support equipment.
e. PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Requires moderate physical exertion when climbing, stooping, standing, bending, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Routinely required to objects weighing up to 20 pounds, occasionally may lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
f. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works indoors and outdoors in inclement weather on icy, wet, hot, and slippery ramps; aircraft surfaces, work stands, and ladders; and in temperature and humidity extremes. Subject to the dangers from exposure to toxic fumes, dust, dirt, grease, lubricants, points, solvents, high pressure air and fluids; fast actuating aircraft surfaces such as speed brakes, flaps, and landing gear; engine noise, heat blast, and intake suction; rotating propellers; explosive munitions; electrical voltage; cartridge actuating devices; liquid oxygen; fire or explosion of aircraft fuels, etc. Frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts, burns, shock, strains and broken bones.
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: Exempt Non Exempt
FLSA: Exempt per Title 32 USC 709 (g)(2)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
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.