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Maintenance Mechanic Leader

  • Published
  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Civilian Service is looking for a Full-Time Maintenance Mechanic Leader (WL-4749-10) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), at the 412th Civil Engineer Group, 412th Civil Engineer Squadron at Edwards AFB in Edwards, CA.

This position has a typical 2022 salary range of $32.58/hour (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 7 December 2022

Telework Information:
• Not Eligible for Telework

In this position you will serve as the Maintenance Mechanic Work Leader for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Element. The HVAC/R Element provides all resources necessary to perform operation and maintenance services tasks inclusive of all accessories and components of the primary, secondary, ancillary, auxiliary and associated systems for all Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration System. As the Maintenance Mechanic Leader your main duties will be to lead a team of three (3) or more trades and labor workers in accomplishing the work of the unit and train them in the nonsupervisory work of the occupation(s) involved. Installs, maintains, repairs, and modifies Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Environmental Management and Control Systems (EMCS) equipment, systems and support equipment including mechanical system controls and distribution lines.

The Work Leader assists the Supervisor in planning/assigning on a weekly/monthly basis the use of subordinates, facilities and materials. The Work Leader also helps to utilize safety and security practices following established rules and regulations to maintain a safe, clean and secure work environment. Furthermore, the Work Leader assists the Supervisor in all Safety and Compliance programs within the Element, to include Fall Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Hazardous Materials, Equipment and Computer Account management.


- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- This is a designated Drug Testing Position
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical
- The work will require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid state driver's license will be required for the position.
- Incumbent must maintain flight line driving certification.
- Emergency overtime may be required.
- The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
- May be required to participate in base contingency exercises.
- Shift work may be required.
- May be required to train/guide lower-graded (or other trades) military/civilian employees.
- Must obtain and maintain a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
- Certifications/Licensure - Position requires CFC/NCFC Certification (universal) as required by 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F., EPA.

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

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