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Salary: $59 438 - 69 309 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information.


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), technical authority responsible for coordinating the work of other journey-level workers to perform/advise scheduled or unscheduled inspections, repairs, replacements, troubleshoot, documentation, build-up and tear down, flight line maintenance and operational runs of aircraft propulsion systems installed or uninstalled, and to provide training to all assigned reservist personnel as required in the accomplishment of duties set forth herein. Determine when the nature and scope of repair involves other trades, e.g., aircraft mechanics, electricians, electronics mechanics, sheet metal/structural repair or integrated systems mechanics and coordinate the work of these individuals with the other trades. DUTIES: 1. Serves as technical authority to perform/coordinate/oversee troubleshooting and analysis of gas turbine engines to determine air worthiness of propulsion systems installed on aircraft on the flight-line and uninstalled in back shop and test cell capacities. Applies total engine and aircraft system knowledge when troubleshooting/evaluating propulsion systems performance. 2. Coordinates, oversees and performs the disassembly, repair, overhaul, inspection and reassembly of aircraft propulsion systems, sub-assemblies, and components. Determines degree of disassembly required to repair or replace defective parts or components, make prescribed modifications and make final adjustments to achieve acceptable propulsion systems operation. 3. Skilled/certified in the operation and maintenance of diagnostic test equipment, on-board electronic equipment, a variety of special equipment, hand, measurement and power tools. Maintain certification on the completion of tasks requiring the use of various precision test/measurement equipment to include but not limited to Blade Blending, Rigid Borescope, Flexible Borescope w/measuring capabilities, Test Cell Operations, In Process Inspection, Bearing handling, etc. 4. Enforces and complies with safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work area. Strictly adheres to safety procedures and regulations and promptly reports any observed or identified violations in accordance with established guidelines. 5. Certify, utilize and enforce the work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program and applicable commercial aircraft/propulsion manuals. Analyze changes to the guidelines, as well as maintenance modification orders, to determine material, equipment and personnel needs and to perform technical reviews of the guidelines, to locate discrepancies or propose improvements to methods or specifications. 6. Removes or installs entire propulsion systems from/on aircraft, test cell and maintenance stand working as a member or leader of a team. As lead, coordinates and certifies the work efforts of one to five subordinate technicians and other journey level mechanics. 7. Maintain, inspect, operate and certify test cell and hush house. Leads engine run efforts and coordinates engine transportation, engine run clearance, fire department support and other outside agencies. Inspects and repairs hydraulic systems, mechanical systems, computer systems, electrical systems, electrical harnesses and data transfer cables to maintain the test cell/hush house in operational condition. 8. Perform Engine Health Management (EHM) program duties and properly document propulsion system maintenance in historical records and the Maintenance Information System (MIS). Retrieve/interpret aircraft propulsion system performance data using specialized equipment to identify abnormalities/trends in engine health and direct maintenance actions as required. 9. Prepares effective training plans to maximize training for assigned personnel. Complies with required instruction, guidance and/or training and provides instruction, guidance and training to others.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • A security clearance may be required
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Must be a current member of the AF Reserve or willing/qualified to join
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • AFSC: 2A6X1F


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8600 Engine Overhaul Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is Ability To Do the Work of an Aircraft Engine Mechanic without more than Normal Supervision: WG-8602-10 Aircraft Engine Mechanic, WG-8600 Engine Overhaul Family. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of the installation, operation, and repair of gas turbine or reciprocating aircraft engines and accessory systems. 2. Knowledge of engine repair practices to identify and correctly choose between alternative methods and trade techniques, adapt accepted repair procedures to new or unfamiliar engines or accessory systems, to anticipate required tools and parts, and to set up the work area. 3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures. 4. Knowledge of documentation procedures. 5. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as vibration analyzers, pyrometers, engine analyzers, engine diagnostic computer systems, data transfer sets, and test benches. 6. Knowledge in the interpretation, certification and use of technical orders, manufacturers' manuals, engine records, maintenance bulletins, and other technical information. 7. Ability to troubleshoot engine malfunctions, interpret trouble reports or observed instrument readings, appearances, etc., make a tentative diagnosis; select needed tools and test equipment; and disassemble the engine or accessory system to locate the defect. 8. Ability to repair and rework engine parts and components and replace accessories such as portions of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: (1) This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow the incumbent to fully participate in Unit Training Assemblies (UTA) weekends. The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) The incumbent must obtain and retain the appropriate security clearance level designated for the position. (3) This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing. (4) May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments and or to support Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) contingencies. (5) May be required to obtain special certification training (i.e., Red X, engine run, etc.). (6) The incumbent may be required to work overtime to meet workload demands. May be subject to shift work and uncommon tours of duty. (7) Performs other duties and shop details, as assigned. (8) May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc. (9) The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, and reach for extended periods of time. Frequently handles items weighing up to 20 pounds, and often lift and carry assemblies weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. May be required to climb steps and ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, humidity and inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt, grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases such as Hydrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. Slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects or vehicles. May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Working closely with others. Working alone. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  • Address AFRC Tinker AFB 4028 Hilltop Road Tinker AFB, OK 73145 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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