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NOTE: It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the Department of the Air Force will offer conversion.
You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.
Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered.
Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held.
**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list** Hourly Wage: $16.60 - $29.65 The primary purpose of this position is to observe and assist under close supervision, journeymen level aircraft mechanics in servicing, ground handling, inspecting, troubleshooting, removing and replacing airframe assemblies and components, and performing operational checks of aircraft systems
Any individual who completed all requirements for a associate, bachelor, master, professional, or doctorate degree from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years or will meet the basic requirement to apply for the Recent Graduate Program; -OR- Any veteran released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, but due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of applicable degree, and not more than six years have transpired since completing the requirements for the degree Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines .
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to follow directions and work closely with others.
2. Ability to follow safety regulations and procedures.
3. Ability to learn technical practices, to select tools and carry out the aircraft mechanical work assigned.
4. Ability to learn to use and maintain hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers.
5. Ability to learn to read and use written instructions, standard specifications, mechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams.
6. Ability to learn to receive, validate, and store tools, equipment, and supplies.
7. Ability to handle physical requirements for a variety of requirements.
Physical Effort: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort.
Must climb, bend, stoop, crawl, and stand for prolonged periods on concrete or metal surfaces.
Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.
Occasionally may lift and carry items that weigh about 50 pounds with mechanical lifting devices or with assistance from other workers.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in hanger areas, outdoors, in parked aircraft, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas.
Exposed to extremes in heat, cold, 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.
May be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast.
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.