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SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT)

Air Force Civilian Service Meridian, MS
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Job Description

Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

(1) Independently inspects aircraft and determines the natureand extent of repairs to be made, using applicable technical orders asguidelines. Works directly on the aircraft and its components, fulfilling such tasks as removal, repair, modification and installationof parts and assemblies, such as frames, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams, ribs, spars, skin, cowling, brackets, faring, accessdoors, panels and other related items. May be required to clear red "X" conditions.

(2) Repairs cracks in aircraft skin. Fabricates and fits patches to damaged areas, determining repair detail necessary to retain or restore original strength. Fits and trims components to aircraft such as landing gear doors, control surfaces, flaps access doors and other assemblies. Seals structures to make them pressure, water and weather tight.

(3) Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tails, wings, cowlings, and stabilizers. Removes, forms, fits, and installs highly stressed and double contoured skins, using hand or powered drilling and cutting tools and other metal working equipment. Determines shear and bearing load factors during rivet replacement. Installs heads up, regular, heat treated, high shear, and blind type aircraft rivets and fasteners, using pneumatic riveters, special tools and bucking bars. Removes damaged or broken fasteners and receptacles.

(4) 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.

(5) Inspects damage or deterioration and determines repair or replacement of plastic, fiberglass, composites, bonded structures, and bonded honeycomb assemblies using powered and nonpowered tools and equipment. Repairs or replaces retaining frames and installs plastic laminated blanks. Designs and constructs forming fixtures.

(6) Manufactures and ensures that metal tubing, conduits and cables are fabricated and tested in accordance with drawings and specifications. Fabricates and repairs flexible control cables.

(7) Performs fabrication of local manufactured items requited for aircraft and equipment. Work includes layout, bending, cutting, forming and assembling. Devise and calculates patterns employing the principles of triangulation, radial and parallel line development.

(8) 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. Requisitions necessary supplies and equipment for the activity.

(9) Prepares and designs layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication repair or modification of aircraft,
engine, AGE, and other equipment. Works from blueprints, technical orders diagrams, and work orders.

(10) Identifies metal corrosion. Performs necessary testing to identify type corrosion present by examination with magnifying
equipment, chemical and mechanical methods and treats aircraft engines, in accordance with applicable technical publications. Ensures that work assignments received from supervisor or maintenance control are accomplished in a timely manner.

(11) 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. Treats metal with chemical procedures, such as acids and caustics for passivation and etching, to protect metal from oxidation. Performs such functions as pickling of metals to prepare for good bonding with primer coat of protective materials.

(12) Applies protective coatings, markings, and decals after proper removal of corrosion and treatment of metals. Uses conventional paint spray equipment, electrostatic spray equipment, brushes and special applicators when applying primers and surface coatings.

(13) 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.

(14) May operate the wash rack. Accomplishes corrosion and washing inspections within schedule provided to ensure compliance with the monthly and weekly maintenance plan. May conduct training on proper methods and procedures of wash rack operations.

(15) May assist in training of drill status guard members and in maintenance of publication files of applicable technical orders,
regulations, manuals and local directives.

(16) Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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: Must have 18 months 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.

 

You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) of experience on resume to be considered. Your application must contain a description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

****ATTENTION****

Your current military status, unit of assignment, military grade/rank and MOS/AFSC MUST be listed on your resume to be considered for the position.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.  You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.

Military Grades: E1-E5

Compatible Military Assignments: 2A7XX

Military Requirements- Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS. Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

Quality of Experience 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.

References

Position Description, Classification Release

For Army DA Pamphlet 611-21

For Air Force AFM 36-2108 (Enlisted); AFM 36-2105 (Officer)

OPM Federal Wage System Job Grading Standards

OPM Classification Standards

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  None

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

 

Permanent Change of Station Expenses: No PCS will be authorized.

 

For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other Information

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 Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 465615700
Located In Meridian, MS
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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