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Army National Guard Units QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST in Salina, Kansas


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1065000 and is part of the KS AASF 2, Salina, KS, Kansas Army National Guard.


As a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, GS-1910-09, you will establish, develop, and implement the AASF quality assurance and reliability programs. Serves as the Quality Assurance Representative for the AASF. Develops the AASF Quality Management Plan (QMP) that documents the management and operational policies and procedures to ensure work processes, products, or services satisfy expectations and quality standards. Reviews Army materiel maintenance policies and operational procedures. Assesses quality assurance programs of other Department of Defense (DoD) services, and analyzes commercial maintenance practices to establish a comprehensive Quality Program (QP) for the AASF. Develops quality assessment plans to evaluate and improve quality of maintenance production and work processes. Assessments include reviews of management and organization; quality systems; personnel qualifications and training; supply procedures; facilities; tools and test equipment; maintenance documentation; operations and training requirements, and equipment failures. Conducts evaluations to identify strength problem areas, failure trends, faults in methods and procedures, and other deviations from quality standards. Serves as quality assurance authority in the AASF. Acts as a consultant to higher ranking personnel on quality assurance/verification matters. Provides the Logistics Management Officer/Supervisory Maintenance Test Pilot and maintenance supervisors with definitive technical information and advice on maintenance procedures and techniques. Resolves technical problems in support of the quality assurance program. Maintains the AASF master library. Manages technical publications accounts. Ensures that appropriate directives and operating instructions are current and complete. Monitors the AASF publication improvement system to include the recommended changes to publications and blank forms (DA Form 2028) and material deficiency, and Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR). Manages the Safety-of-Flight (SOF) and Aviation Safety Action Message (ASAM)programs to ensure effective and timely accomplishment. Reviews incoming SOF/ASAM for applicability to AASF supported equipment. Monitors aircraft acceptance/transfer inspections, aircraft configurations, and component time-change requirements. Manages the weight and balance program. Performs equipment inventories; assures proper set up and calibration of electronic weighing apparatus; monitors aircraft weighing operations; verifies instrument readings, resolves weight and balance problems, and certifies weight and balance computations. Performs command directed quality inspections and special inspections for all aspects of aircraft and associated equipment. Insures that compliance inspections are performed in accordance with standards. Records discrepancies, provides definitive corrective recommendations, and reviews adequacy of corrective action taken. Reviews findings to determine adequacy of maintenance documentation. Performs inspections of maintenance shops for safety and condition of equipment. Monitors calibration of shop and test equipment to ensure serviceability. Certifies and maintains files of personnel authorized to perform quality inspections. Performs management and compliance reviews over a wide range of functions within the AASF. Reports deviations and deficiencies. Prepares recommendations on the resolution of deficiencies affecting production or maintenance quality. Reviews and validates all locally developed maintenance procedures before adoption within the AASF. Investigates equipment failure trends on aircraft airframes and components and systems. Makes recommendations to appropriate manufacturing agencies regarding equipment performance engineering design changes. Conducts formal training of quality assurance and quality compliance principles, procedures, techniques, and skills. Provides initial training for the certification of status symbol clearing authority. Provides refresher training for the maintenance of AASF quality standards. Reviews and evaluates quality compliance inspections performed by production units. Audits the inspection process and methods, analyzes inspection reports, and re-inspects samples of inspections performed. Provides on-the-spot assistance regarding the inspection process. Recommends corrective actions or changes in inspection methods and work procedures. Serves as the primary point of contact (POC) to, and provides liaison services between, the AASF and external organizations regarding QA matters. Attends conferences, briefings, and meetings to represent AASF on quality assurance matters. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment


Military Grades: E6 or above Compatible Military Assignments: (15 Series) * Must be willing and able to cross train into the compatible MOS. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training involving planning, developing, or administering quality assurance programs (i.e., supporting the development, acquisition, production, use, maintenance, storage, and supply of products concerned with the systematic prevention of defects and non-conformances, the identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and the correction of factors which may contribute to defective items). Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training, involving principles, techniques and accepted practices of quality assurance work (i.e., the application of statistical sampling techniques sufficient to perform assignments or preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problems). Experience in the application and theory of specialization using applicable publications. Experience in the preparation of technical reports on quality levels to identify specific problem areas and to recommend corrective action.


Additional Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.