National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Operating Engineer - 671

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 12-07-2017

INTERNAL POSTING CLOSES: December 15th, 2017

JOB TITLE: Operating Engineer (2 Openings)

Location: ETF Plant

Grade Level: A21

Starting Hourly Rate: $25.38/hour

Job Duties:

Under general supervision performs technical, mechanical, electrical and manual work in the testing, operating, and/or assembly and shop areas of an engineering test facility;  prepares plant equipment for operations; troubleshoots equipment in case of malfunctions; operates plant equipment during tests; installs and maintains facility systems; accomplishes maintenance and servicing as required to place and keep test facility equipment in operation; uses a wide variety of hand and machine tools, powered equipment, measuring and testing equipment, instructs less experiences lower grade craftsmen.  It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.  Performs other duties as required.
SUPPLEMENTARY FUNCTIONS:  Participation in functional specific safety training.
Basic Qualifications:
Educational Equivalent:  Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent.
Specific Knowledge or Experience:  Four years of experience as an operating engineer in the working section of an aeronautical test facility operation.  Progressive experience in the trade may be substituted for the required experience.  Progressive experience is defined as a mechanical background supporting large plant systems such as boilers, chillers, compressors, etc.; large hydraulic systems with operating pressures above 1500 psi; high and/or low pressure process control valves; evaporators; and/or compressed air or water systems. Working knowledge of computers is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and maintain access to the AEDC local area computer network.
Licenses: Valid State Driver’s License
Communication Skills:  Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to understand, give and take directions.
Essential Functions:
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
  1. May be required to work in areas of high noise levels.10%
  2. Lifting , up to 50 lbs. 15%
  3. Carrying, up to 50 lbs. 15%
  4. Exerting pressure up to 45 lbs.15%
  5. Reaching above shoulders - daily10%
  6. Use of fingers100%
  7. Both hands required100%
  8. Both legs required 100%
  9. Ability to distinguish basic colors 100%
  10. Hearing required100%
  11. Vision (Corrected) 100%
  12. Must be able to use respiratory protection  30%
Description of Work Environment
1. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate, work in teams and 
     work well with individuals at all levels of the company, the client, and outside users.  100%
2. The nature of the work requires the ability to communicate clearly. 100%
3. May be required to sit for extended periods of time.  85%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Tasks
1. Must have the ability to use PC and associated equipment on a  daily basis.  40%  
2. Use of the telephone is required.  40%
3. Use of other general office equipment.  10%
4. Mechanical hand tools/electrical hand tools, Rigging equipment and manual operated hoists     
    Fork trucks, tugs, and mobile cranes. Variety of portable equipment such as pumps, filtration
    Units, fuel fired freeze protection heaters, and motorized engine casts. 70%
Critical Nature of Attendance
Regular attendance is essential to the efficient operation of NAS and is a necessary condition of employment.  Each employee will be expected to adhere to the work schedule established by his/her supervisor and comply with the company’s attendance policy.  Overtime is required to meet work schedules at an approximate rate of 10– 15%. Employees are expected to report to work at the scheduled time, return from breaks promptly, and depart work not earlier than the end of the scheduled day.
Other Functions
1. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
2. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
3. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and to obtain and maintain access to the AEDC local area computer network.

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Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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