Air National Guard Units COMPOSITE FABRICATOR (F-22) in Hickam AFB, Hawaii
Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a COMPOSITE FABRICATOR (F-22), Position Description Number D2316000 and is part of the HI 154 MXS, National Guard. LOCATION: 154th Maintenance Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii Responsibilities SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The purpose of this position is to accomplish inspection, repair, modification, removal, installation, troubleshooting, and data documentation of F-22 aircraft Low Observable (LO) systems and structures. Performs repair and maintenance of LO coatings and structural systems. Reviews maintenance work packages, identify areas to be repaired, modified, or restored. Performs repair and maintenance of composite, advanced composites, and thermoplastic aircraft structures using state of the art materials, methods, and procedures. Performs evaluations and maintains aircraft Radar Cross Section (RCS) signature, ensuring aircraft signature integrity. Conducts Outer Mold Line (OML) inspection of aircraft surfaces in accordance with MAJCOM directed inspection intervals. Performs repair, application, and maintenance of corrosion preventatives and paints on aircraft, powered, and non-powered AGE. Performs necessary testing to identify type of corrosion present by examination with magnifying equipment, chemical and mechanical methods. Performs other duties as assigned. Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (D2316000) located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fs_output.asp?fcp=zutpk3eFRtaToL2jr7lGuam0buidbZKYlKNWf2qCRtyUbYaZkaVUhQ%3D%3D Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed on Application Manager. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. The following seven basic qualification factors are applicable to the FWS 4352 Dual Status Technician (DST) positions: Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately Skilled in diagnosing and repairing mechanical concerns Ability to format and write English in reports and presentation formats Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting material Ability to communicate clearly and effectively Skilled in training, mentoring, leading, and problem solving SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months of specialized experience in the inspection, repair, modification, removal, installation, troubleshooting, and data documentation of B-2, F-22, and/or F-35 aircraft Low Observable (LO) signature systems and structures. Must have the competencies to work LO aircraft designs and structures. Experienced in conducting testing procedures, prevention of metal corrosion, and material failure. Skilled in applying RCS signature reduction techniques and design elements and skilled in the use of various complex tools and equipment. Must have the working knowledge of metal strength characteristics (annealing, tempering, and normalizing); along with composite and LO material characteristics, and experienced in selecting proper materials for repair actions. Must have a working knowledge of health hazards associated with maintenance and proper mitigation procedures, such as decontamination and housekeeping. Skilled in assembling and repairing aircraft parts and components using specialized fasteners, classified adhesives and advanced composites. Must have the working knowledge of assigned computer systems such as, IMIS, IMS, ALIS, SAS, and/or LOHAS used for maintenance planning, technical instruction, and maintenance documentation. Competent in identifying proper repair materials using engineering drawings to ensure correct radar band frequency is being mitigated. Skilled in verifying materials that match engineering drawings using reflectometer probes. Experienced and skilled in fabricating repair parts from RAM, cutting tools, and adhering these parts to aircraft surfaces and fasteners using vacuum bags, fixtures, and other pressure inducing processes. Skilled and experienced in applying scrim (gauze-like) materials to RAM and aircraft surfaces in preparation for RAM cover strip installation. Experiences included installing RAM cover strips to panel and skin gaps; applying RAM pastes to aircraft surface gaps, voids, and gouges; sanding and skiving RAM and RAM pastes to required aircraft contours; and, repairing LO treatments on polycarbonate transparencies using edge sealing compounds, adhesives, primers, and conductive films. Education EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: For hire into a FWS 4352 DST position, award of the compatible Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC), and unit position assignment, a high school diploma is mandatory. Completion of high school courses in mathematics, algebra, chemistry, physics, mechanical drawing, and metal working is desirable. Higher academic college degree is desirable. You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. KEY REQUIREMENTS: --Shift work and weekend duty --Periodic Counterintelligence polygraph examinations OTHER Requirements Must possess and maintain a SECRET security clearance based on National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Check. (2) Must be able to meet and maintain Special Access eligibility requirements. (3) Must have at least six months hands-on experience on the F-22. PHYSICAL EFFORTS - Works long periods of time exerting self when bending, shaping, or constructing complex items. Duties regularly require extended periods of walking, climbing, standing, or bending while performing inspections or tedious repetitive maintenance tasks. Work may require prolonged tiring and uncomfortable positions. The specialist may be required to lift heavy equipment and components weighing up to 50 pounds and with assistance up to 100 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT - Majority of work performed is conducted in a typical aircraft maintenance facility, periodic outside work is required to be performed on an active aircraft flight line, subject to exposure to elements of weather. The individual is frequently exposed to potentially dangerous environments to include operating engines, hazardous noise, stored energy, RF radiation, and hazardous chemicals. The use of appropriate clothing or personal protective equipment and strict adherence to work procedures is required to safely perform maintenance duties. Wear of full-face respirators, protective suits, rubber gloves, hearing protection, and other PPE is required. Wear of steel-toed boots is mandatory. Incumbent works with hazardous/toxic chemical products such as paints, solvents, strippers, and adhesives, creating hazardous/flammable wastes and dust. Determines compliance with established performance and safety standards and recommends work stoppage in hazardous situations. The fabricator is subject to any shift and irregular tours of duty. MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY POSITION: Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to an appropriate military position and must meet the definition of a dual status technician in accordance with 32 U S C 709. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position. 2. To initially qualify and prior to appointment, an applicant's military medical record must indicate a completed and current medical physical, medical profile, and completed/cleared drug test. 3. 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 is not qualified for initial hire or promotions into the DST FWS 4352 pay-plan, grade, and its compatible AFSC. 4. To initially qualify and as a condition of continued dual status technician employment, must have the capability to lift, carry, push, or otherwise handle items weighing up to 60 pounds. 5. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission. 6. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required. 7. 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. 8. To initially qualify and as a condition of continued dual status technician employment, must have the physical capability to stand, climb, walk, bend, crouch, reach, and stoop over extended periods of time. 9. To initially qualify and as a condition of continued dual status technician employment, must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which he or she lives or is principally employed, in accordance with Air Force and Air National Guard Vehicle Operations Directives. 10. As conditions of continued dual status technician employment, must complete the hazmat certification within six months of employment and complete hazmat recertification every two years. 11. As a condition of continued dual status technician employment, must complete the position's mandatory AFSC skill level technical training school course within one year of employment. 12. As a condition of continued dual status technician employment, must maintain local network access IAW AFMANs 33-152, User Responsibilities and Guidance for Information Systems and 33-282, Computer Security. 13. As a condition of continued dual status technician employment, specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 2A600 and 2A7X5, completed and current (within the 5 years from the investigation close date) National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC). Reinvestigation must be opened prior to expiration of current investigation. 14. As a condition of continued dual status technician employment, current special access, for the specific weapon system's program assigned F-22, B-2, or F-35 positions, is required IAW AFI 16-701, The US Air Force Special Access Programs. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. NOTES TO CANDIDATES: a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor. b. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard. c. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal, past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted. d. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment. e. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). f. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources. g. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. h. Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. i. Candidates above the grade of E5 must include in their application the willingness to take a voluntary downgrade in order to be considered.