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Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft)

Air Force Civilian Service Langley Afb, VA
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Job Description

Duties

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Independently inspects aircraft and determines the nature and extent of repairs to be made, using applicable technical orders as guidelines.  Repairs cracks in aircraft skin. Fabricates and fits patches to damaged areas, determining repair detail necessary to retain or restore original strength. Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tails, wings, cowlings, and stabilizers. Aligns and balances component structures and airframe using precision measuring instruments and levels. Performs metal-to-metal bonding where delamination of surfaces and core material occurs in control surfaces. Inspects damage or deterioration and determines repair or replacement of plastic, fiberglass, composites, bonded structures, and bonded honeycomb assemblies using powered and non powered tools and equipment. Manufactures and ensures that metal tubing, conduits and cables are fabricated and tested in accordance with drawings and specifications. Performs fabrication of local manufactured items requited for aircraft and equipment. Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, portable powered tools, specific detection and measuring equipment, and other metal working equipment, including use of other tools of the trade.Prepares and designs layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication repair or modification of aircraft, engine, AGE, and other equipment. Identifies metal corrosion. Removes corrosion by mechanical and chemical procedures to include use of portable powered (electric and pneumatic) sanders, buffers, brushes, bead blasters, vacuum cleaners, scrapers, grinders, acids, caustics, solvents, alcohols and other agents used in corrosion control processes. Applies protective coatings, markings, and decals after proper removal of corrosion and treatment of metals. Identifies, blends, stores, controls, and disposes of hazardous materials such as acids, caustics, alcohols, solvents, cleaners, primers and surface coatings used for corrosion removal,treatment and protection in accordance with applicable directives. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections mobility and command support exercises.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the ability to plan, manufacture, and install cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastenings such as single and double-hem edges and single, double or grooved seams.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience or training in planning, layout, and construction skills to manufacture items and systems with dovetailed seams, set-in-bottom seams, burred-bottom seams, or wired or lock seams. Experience using more complicated shop tools and equipment. Experience in using metals including stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material and alloys. Experience demonstrating the use of more complicated mathematical calculations and complicated measuring instruments.

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE:

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicants record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

- Selectee may be subject to a one-year probationary/trial period.

- Possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Secret security clearance.

BENEFITS

These benefits are offered to most Federal employees:

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

 

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

 

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.


2. Please DO NOT send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, YOU MUST apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs


CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX, AGE, OR HANDICAP (EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY MILITARY REGULATIONS), RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR MEMBERSHIP/NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION...RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

 

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Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466313400
Located In Langley afb, VA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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