Air Force Materiel Command Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Tinker AFB, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 9/9/2016 (41 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission.

The full performance level: 12

THIS IS A RE-ANNOUNCEMENT. * Applicants who originally applied under announcement number *AFMC-1682154-XXXXXX-9V-MS and received a final rating of* "ELIGIBILE"* and are still active, need not reapply. However, if your application is no longer active for this register or you were rated* "INELIGIBLE"*and you wish to be considered for future vacancies, you will need to apply again. Your status for this announcement can be found in your USAJOBS.GOV applicant account.

Application packages submitted by the first cut-off date of *19 SEPTEMBER 2016 *may be rated and receive first consideration for employment. If your completed application is received after this date, you will receive consideration on an "as needed basis".

NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.

This register is being established and may be used to fill:

(A) Full time permanent positions; OR

(B) Full time term positions exceeding 1 year but will not exceed 4 years from the date of the initial term appointment; OR

(C) Full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year.


The duties of these positions require the incumbent to independently perform flight-line maintenance, overhaul, repair, fabrication, or modification of multiple electronic integrated systems, and related components and sub assemblies (e.g., airborne electronic flight control, communications, navigation, identification, airborne surveillance radar, satellite navigation, passive sensor, computer data processing, satellite communications, dead reckoning navigation, and heading systems) as used in digital "glass cockpit" configurations on heavy aircraft such as E-3, B-1, B-52, and 135 type aircraft. Duties also include diagnosing malfunctions of these electronic systems and making needed repairs on flight-worthy ('live-wire") aircraft. Incumbents must also perform pretest, operational (functional), or final testing of airborne electronic systems, components, or sub assemblies to includeactual flight testing of systems using Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and the latest technologies. Assists flight personnel and attends debriefings to analyze in-flight system problems. Provides technical guidance, training, or assistance to lower graded employees.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

The description of your work experience in your application (in an acceptable written format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:

  1. Ability to do flight-line work of Electronics Integrated Systems Mechanic. (This is a Screen-out Element. Screen-out elements are the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for satisfactory job performance).

  2. Knowledge of multiple electronic integrated systems (to include airborne surveillance radar mission systems and/or glass cockpit flight instrument systems) used on heavy airborne aircraft such as E-3, B-1, B-52, and 135, and the ability to overhaul, repair, fabricate, or modify these systems, components, or sub assemblies. (This is a Selective Factor. Possession of this knowledge is required in order to be rated eligible for the position).

  3. Theory of Electronics (Knowledge of electronic principles, basic functions and applications to include electro-magnetism, alternating current, direct current, vacuum tubes, circuit analysis, rectification, detection, modulation, transmission, wave propagation, amplification, feedback, resonance, filters, and crystal action).

  4. Ability to read and interpret electronic schematic diagrams, blueprints, technical orders and work specifications.

  5. Ability to use had and power tools, to include automatic testing equipment and special precision tools.

  6. Ability to troubleshoot multiple complex electronic integrated systems and to diagnose and determine needed repairs for malfunctions where knowledge of the entire system is necessary to interpret error data and trace back through a number of units of the system to locate the deficiency.

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 worked per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: 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.


  1. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

  2. Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.

  3. May be required to work either day or night shifts.

  4. Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain the proper security clearance of the position as a condition of employment.

*Physical Factors: *Heavy lifting and heavy carrying (45-74 pounds). Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, and use of both hands required. Walking, standing, climbing, use of both legs required, and use of arms required. Good vision and depth perception. Requires ability to distinguish colors. Emotional and mental stability.

Working Conditions: Outside and inside (other than normal commuting). Excessive heat; Excessive cold; Excessive noise, intermittent; Dust; Fumes, smoke, or gases; Solvents (degreasing agents); Grease and oils; Radiant energy (RF-Radio Frequency); Electrical energy; Slippery of uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts. Moving objects or vehicles; Working on ladders or scaffolding. Working closely with others; Eye hazards; Works with hazardous materials and/or generates hazardous waste. Uses personal protective equipment and ensures equipment stays in good condition.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Upon the submission of your application package to, you will receive an automatic reply from OPM informing you that your application has been submitted, received and is being processed.

After the announcement closes you will receive a Notice of Results. This will inform you of your eligibility according to the information you input when answering the occupational questionnaire questions. At this point you have completed the application process.

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a manual review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your online questionnaire, along with your resume and any documentation you submitted to support your responses will be reviewed. You will receive written notice via email that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible to be referred for consideration for the position.

If you are ultimately deemed ineligible, from your Notice of Results, you will receive no further correspondence concerning the position. If or when the position is re-announced or re-opened, you may wish to re-apply.

Applicants considered eligible for the position, will receive notification of referral for employment consideration. If you are referred for consideration, you may receive additional correspondence via email or phone pertaining to a position. Should you be referred for consideration and not selected, you will receive a Disposition letter informing you that the position has been filled.

Eventhough you are considered eligible for the position, you may not receive notification of referral due to several possible reasons, i.e., no current vacancies to fill, ample veterans for initial consideration, not in the first cut-off, etc. You may, however, be referred for consideration in the future.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position. In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704. Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50.

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at

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.

Salary Range: $25.26 to $29.47 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-2610-12/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450184400

Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1682154R-XXXXXX-9V-MS