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Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft/Painter) (Military Requirement)

Air Force Civilian Service Elmendorf Afb, AK
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Job Description

Duties

The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to perform aircraft structural maintenance at journey level in the structural section of a component repair or maintenance squadron of an Air Force Reserve unit.  This includes tasks associated with planning, laying out, fabricating, modifying, repairing, assembling, and installing sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies and to provide training to reservists in the accomplishment of related tasks.  Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties: 

  • Plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders in the repair, coating or manufacture of aircraft structural components.
  • Develop patterns, cut, form, join, assemble, and install items and systems which have combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes.
  • Operate and maintain complex hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Prepare surfaces and apply protective coatings to a variety of materials, such as sheet metal, honeycomb, radomes, and composites then correctly dispose of hazardous waste products.
  • Utilize safety practices, Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and AF Environmental Compliance Assessment Management Program (ECAMP) environmental protection practices and procedures and complies with security regulations, directives and policies.

Qualifications

A specific length of experience is not required. However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume) you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.

Element A - Ability to do the Work of a Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft/Painter) without more than normal supervision:  Ability to work independently, make decisions, and plan operations. Element B - Ability to Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Metal Working Machines for Sheet Metal Work: Independently select and use or operate, as needed, a complete cross-section of the types of hand and powered machines used. Element C - Ability to Assemble, Disassemble, Fabricate, and Repair Sheet Metal Systems, Components and Items: Perform sheet metal work requiring precision and coordination covering such functions as assembly, disassembly, fabrication, installation and repair of sheet metal portions of systems, system components, items, and equipment. Element K - Ability to Work from Instructions, Specifications, Blueprints, Personal Inspections, etc.: Ability to analyze, interpret, and follow work orders, blueprints, specifications, and sketches; and to prescribe necessary work specifications on the basis of personal inspection. Element L - Knowledge and Skills for Making Layouts, Patterns, and Templates Using Recognized Trade Methods and Practices: Ability to develop and transfer sheet metal shapes, forms, and outlines from drawings, sketches, blueprints, and work orders. Element M - Knowledge of Materials: Knowledge of and ability to use materials (metal, non-metallic, coating and chemicals, etc.) used in performing structural/corrosion control work.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Incumbents regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.(2) May be required to work uncommon tour of duty. (3) Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (4) This is a drug testing designated position (TDP).  Incumbent will be subject to random testing. (5) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. (6) Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion; prolonged standing on production lines; climbing up and down ladders and scoffolds; working in cramped and awkward positions; reaching, lifting, and bending while using hand and powered tools in uncomfortable position for extended periods. (7) Works both inside and outside and subject to moderate amount of noise and vibration. When working outside is subject to a variety of weather conditions. (8) Weight lifted seldom exceeds 50 pounds. (9) Subject to cuts, bruises, falls, and burns. (10) Required to wear safety glasses when performing eye hazardous operations.  (11) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sept 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberf Amdnement ) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of such position. Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP). (12) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.

BENEFITS

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

Salary will vary depending on geographical location. Please visit http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/afusa.aspx to obtain the salary for your area of interest.


Other Information

  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps/ to obtain this VMET information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Special Examining Unit website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx.
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified catergories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirement of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/veterans-authorities/.  Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

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