U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide STUDENT TRAINEE (AIRCRAFT WORKER) in Offutt AFB, Nebraska

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Offutt AFB, NE
Work Schedule is Part Time 20 hours - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (14 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

This is a Department of the Air Force (AF) Pathways Student Internship Announcement. Students considered must reside within the commuting area of Offutt AFB, NE. Bottom of Form

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience, an internship with the Department of the Air Force is for you. AF Internships offer challenging work and the opportunity to gain "real world" experience.

The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study or career goals. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force upon completing your degree, certificate or diploma and meeting conversion eligibility requirements. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.

Internship appointments made under this announcement may be extended or may be non-competitively converted to permanent without further competition.

Applicants May Be Referred For Consideration As Vacancies Occur And Based On The Eligibility Claimed At The Time Of Application And When A Certificate Is Issued.


Students Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program – Must reside within the commuting area of Offutt AFB, NE. Bottom of Form


This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment.

  • The primary purpose of this position is: To provide a student trainee in the Pathways Internship Program with on-the job training and guidance. The student trainee will assist journey level aircraft mechanics in installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting, and performing functional tests on aircraft systems, assemblies, and components.

  • Assists journey mechanic by performing the simpler and more routine duties of the aircraft mechanic and sheet metal trades as instructed by the mechanic. - Under close supervision, learns to perform the more advanced work of the aircraft mechanic and sheet metal trades as a means of developing trade skills and gaining knowledge of the trades. - Uses and accounts for all hand and power tools and equipment, such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Performs shop support work.

  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations to maintain a safe and clean work environment.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Students enrolled or accepted for enrollment (see REQUIREMENTS below)
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Other Information below
  • Drug testing designated position, subject to random testing

EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; 8801- AIRCRAFT OVERHAUL for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.



  1. Ability to follow directions and work closely with others.
  2. Ability to follow safety regulations and procedures.
  3. Ability to learn technical practices to select tools and carry out the aircraft mechanical work assigned.
  4. Ability to learn to use and maintain hand and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, speed wrenches, ratchet wrenches, end wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, chisels, handsnips, hand shears, squaring shears, hand roller, handbrakes, band and circle saws, seamers, bar folders, stakes, and drills.
  5. Ability to learn to read and use written instructions, standard specifications, mechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams. Ability to handle weights.
  6. Ability to learn to receive, validate, and store tools, equipment, and supplies.

This position has an education requirement. You will be required to provide transcripts or proof of enrollment to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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 per week.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

You must be:

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school
  • Enrolled or attending on at least a half-time basis as defined by the institution

  • Meet the qualification standards of the position

  • A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:

  • Permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act

  • Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws

NOTE: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option. Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


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

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

Other Information

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.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment.* For additional information or to register, clickhere.*

The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period.

You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment.

Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules

Interns may beconsidered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of educational program requirements, if they meet the following:

  1. U.S. citizenship

  2. Successful completion of academic course of study, degree, diploma, etc.

  3. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program

  4. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to

  5. Maintain acceptable performance

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Salary Range: $33,329.00 to $38,859.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: WG-8801-05/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Control Number: 452825500

Job Announcement Number: 8F-AFPC-1820033-773077-SYB