Equipment Specialist

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  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
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OPEN: May 28, 2024
CLOSES: June 12, 2024
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time Equipment Specialist  001042381M to work in the AFNWC Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate, Engineering Liaison Office at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
This position is a NH-1670-03 which has a typical 2024 salary range of $74,441 - $115,079 (with monthly living quarters and post allowances)
To provide technical expertise on the nuclear certified NATO PA-200 and F-16A/B aircraft and associated nuclear certified support equipment for USAF and subordinate units, USEUCOM, and NATO's German, Dutch, Belgian, and Italian Air Force (referred to in the document together as "host nations"). The organizational location of this position is with the Engineering Liaison Office (ELO) at Ramstein AFB, Germany. ELO is an operating location of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, NM.
Skillsets that are highly desired for this role
  • Knowledge of the USAF Nuclear Certification program and tenets of nuclear surety
  • knowledge of USAF logistics and NATO special weapons force structure and operations. (Highly Desired)
  • Knowledge of maintenance concepts, principles, and practices of the PA-200, F-16A/B, and F-35 and NCE. (Highly Desired)
  • Skill in providing technical advice in terms of oral and written briefings, reports, and recommendations to senior leadership and maintenance technicians; and developing interpersonal relationships, maintaining good working relationships, and working cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting engineering drawings, technical manuals, and technical data; and, identifying and analyzing complex technical problems and developing innovative solutions.
  • Experience in managing Technical Order Accounts
  • Serves as the system and Technical Order (TO) expert for the NATO PA-200, F-16A/B and Nuclear Certified Equipment (NCE).  Utilizes previous experience and knowledge of the weapon systems and NCE to advise technicians on methods of resolving/troubleshooting issues, repairing difficult system malfunctions, research and analyze long term implications to NCE issues, and to investigate and analyze system/equipment accidents, incidents and failures.  Chairs international NCE working group and participates in technical reviews and conferences to provide subject matter expertise on any and all technical system/equipment issues.
  • Provides Aircraft and Support Equipment Logistical and Technical Support.  Provide technical direction and guidance for all NATO host nation non-US manufactured NCE as identified in the Master Nuclear Certification List and acts as a liaison for host nations to obtain repair, replacement, and/or spares for Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).  Prepares and submits Nuclear Certification requirement packages for new or modified non-US manufactured support equipment.  Coordinates with US government agencies to obtain GFE for NATO host nations.  Provides design guidance and criteria interpretation. Prepares and presents oral and written reports, briefings, and recommendations to senior leadership concerning equipment issues.
  • Serves as the Technical Content Manager for assigned technical data (referenced above).
  • Responsible for the accuracy, adequacy, modification, classification and review of TO procedures, engineering data and technical content.  Develops TO from applicable source documents as required.  Reviews TO change requests from field technicians, adjudicates requested changes, edits, and ensures conformity to US Air Force TO standards.  Monitors progress of logistical items and requirements for respective NCE and aircraft identifying and communicating problems, delays, impacts, and initiate corrective actions.  Periodically reviews implementing AFIs, TO policy, nuclear surety policy, and program direction to ensure nuclear systems engineering data and safety policy are correctly interpreted and integrated into the applicable TO requirements.  Works with the USAF Safety Center, the Department of Energy (DOE), other nuclear certification stakeholders and associated weapon/support system contractors to ensure the principles of nuclear surety are included in technical data and field operations.  Serves as validation authority for NATO host nation special weapons and NCE Technical Order Distribution Office (TODO).  Maintains TO repository with current revisions.
  • Provide Quality Customer Service.  Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with customers through personal motivation and technical competence.  Interacts extensively with Air Staff, USEUCOM, HQ USAFE, AFMC, NATO host nation Ministries of Defense and subordinate units, and US and foreign contractors.  Hosts and chairs meetings involving both US and NATO host nation personnel as required to support mission requirements.  Requires a high degree of interpersonal, oral, and written skills.  On a continuous day-to-day basis, must be comfortable in both professional and social settings with the language and cultural differences of the NATO host nation personnel.  Establishes a reputation of dependability and professionalism.
  • Required to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise
When applying at the link below, please use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Click the apply button to complete an application and upload resume (PDF or Word Doc) and/or additional documents (Transcripts, certifications, Vet Docs (DD214), SF-50).

Apply at by June 12, 2024.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.