Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC in Kelly AFB, Texas

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This position is part of the TX 149th Fighter Wing, AMX SQ, and is located in San Antonio, Kelly AFB, Texas. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance on aircraft ordnance by troubleshooting, installing, removing, testing, inspecting, modifying, repairing to the lowest component level.

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As a WG-10 AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC with the Texas Air National Guard, your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Accomplishes technical order compliance's and modifications of components and systems and complete systems checks for proper operations.
  • Loads, positions, safeties and downloads air munitions, Aircraft Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) and Acceleration Monitor Assembly (AMA) tracking pods using applicable handling, loading and checkout procedures and equipment.

  • Adjusts, inserts and removes cartridges and squibs, associated wing tanks and pylons, centerline pylons and chaff and flare dispensers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. The full Position Description (PD) can be found at the following link: WG-6652-10, NGD1737P01

As a WG-08 AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS REPAIRER your duties will include, but will not be limited to: * Assignments as described on the above position description are pre-selected for developmental purposes and will range from simpler and more routine task of the trade up to and including, under close supervision, journey level duties. Assignments will be designed to develop journey level trade practices and skills. Work involves troubleshooting, installing, modifying, repairing and adjusting a vareity of ordnance systems such as missile and special weapons launching equipment. * Performs other duties as assigned. As a WG-05 AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS HELPER your duties will include, but will not be limited to: * Work is performed under on-the-job training conditions with immediate and continuous supervision by the Shop Supervisor and/or journey mechanic and with detailed explanations of assignments, procedures, and techniques being given routinely. Receives continuous guidance and instruction in the fundamentals of the field and training in the use of tools and materials. Work is checked frequently during progress and upon completion, and advice is given on how to correct or improve work methods. The supervisor or higher graded workers are readily available to resolve problems or answer questions arising during the performance of assigned tasks. When performing routine and repetitive tasks, receives general instructions with assignments and advice concerning anticipated difficulties, with intermittent inspection for compliance with instructions and acceptability of work. * Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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6652 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment

Appointment Factor(s): This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Air National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter before applying for this position.

Areas of Consideration: Nationwide. This includes: * All currently employed full-time permanent, indefinite and temporary personnel of the Texas Air National Guard. * All current members of the Texas Air National Guard and individual's eligible for membership in the Texas Air National Guard. Remarks: * May be required to work shifts * This announcement is open for one year or until filled, whichever comes first. Applicants will be reviewed and referred (as applicable) to the selecting supervisor after 30 days. * Applicants will be referred to selecting supervisor(s) approximately every two weeks. Applications received after referrals have been made will be considered for the next referral period and so on throughout the life of the announcement. * This is a Bargaining Unit position. * Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. * Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:

Military Grades: Enlisted: E-1/AB through E-5/SSgt

Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 2W1XX

Compatible Military Assignment (per UMD): Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the AFSC to apply or be considered; however, applicant must be Duty AFSC assigned to a compatible position in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations upon selection.


**To be considered for qualification, your resume must include relevant experience with beginning and ending dates of employment/experience reflecting the following:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:** To qualify at the WG-10 grade level, your resume must include relevant experience with beginning and ending dates of employment/experience reflecting 18 months experience or training in planning and layout of repair sequence and ability to complete modification, repair and installation of ordnance systems. Experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions and determining remedy where complex relationships exist. Experience in hand tools and a limited number of measuring equipment. Experience in the use of a variety of test equipment. Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and manufacturer's specifications.

To qualify at the WG-08 grade level, your resume must include relevant experience with beginning and ending dates of employment/experience reflecting 12 months experience or training in repair and installation of ordnance equipment and components such as launchers, pylons, bomb racks and actuators. Experience which required the ability to diagnose malfunctions. Experience in hand tools and a limited number of measuring instruments. Experience in the use of a variety of test equipment. Experience interpreting and applying a variety of technical manuals and similar published materials.

To qualify at the WG-05 grade level, your resume must include relevant experience with beginning and ending dates of employment/experience reflecting 6 months experience or training which demonstrates the ability to learn procedures used to service, repair and maintain aircraft ordnance equipment. Experience which has demonstrated an ability to recognize various defects of equipment. Experience in the use of common hand tools. Experience showing the ability to follow written instruction.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Incentives: Acceptance of a military Federal technician position may result in termination and / or repayment of military incentives. Please check your contract and contact your servicing Education Services (Incentives) office or the Recruiting/Retention office.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

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TX 149th Fighter Wing 108 Hensley St San Antonio, TX 78236 US

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/08/2018 to 09/30/2018

Salary: $15.39 to $25.39 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 5 - 10

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent