Maintenance mechanic

Company Name:
Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
The mission of the United States Air Force is to _fly, fight_ and _win_...in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, clickhere.
For information on veterans' preference click here.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the follow documents:
Application or resume;
Statement requesting MSP; and
Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders
90-Day Competitive Certificate: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.
U.S. Citizenship is required Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program This position will be filled through the Delegated Examining Office Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid A pre-employment physical examination will be required
SALARY WAGE: $23.60 to $27.57 per hour
Plan, lay out, fabricate, modify, repair, assemble, and install sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies and to perform welding work in the manufacture, repair, modification, and assembly of various types of metal and alloy parts, equipment, systems, and structures.
Plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders in the construction and maintenance of installation facilities. Develop patterns, cuts, forms, joins, assembles, and installs items and systems which have combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes.
Using a variety of welding processes such as oxyacetylene, electrode arc, submerged arc, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, metal spray arc, and spot and stud welding to join all types of common metals and alloys.
Plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders. Sets up clamping fixtures.
Operate and maintain complex hand and power tools and equipment such as sliproll forming machines, box and pan brakes, rotary machines with extra forming rolls, and crimping, burring, turning, and beading machines, and soldering and welding equipment to fabricate and repair items.
Utilizes safety practices and procedures, and complies with established safety rules and regulations.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include using advanced engineering concepts, principles, and techniques across multiple inter-related and integrated technical and test engineering disciplines; mastery of aerospace vehicle test and evaluation techniques and long range planning to serve as a Technical Director; knowledge and experience in test and evaluation programs; and the ability to plan, conduct and report on aerospace vehicles, weapon systems and related items in a test and evaluation setting. To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform Maintenance Mechanic duties such as the ability to plan, lay out, fabricate, modify, repair, assemble, and install sheet metal parts, items, perform welding work inthe manufacture, repair, modification, and assembly of various types of metal and alloy parts, equipment,systems,
and structures.
The screen out element for this position is: the ability to do the work of the Maintenance Mechanic position without more than normal supervision.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Ability to do the job of a Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)
2. Knowledge of sheet metal shop mathematics; a wide range of welding principles, processes, standards, and difficult techniques; and how various metal alloys react to different welding processes.
3. Knowledge of safety and environmental standards, regulations, and requirements.
4. Skill in formulating plans, patterns, and templates involving straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, pitch, and planes; planning, laying out, and pattern development (including geometric projection and triangulation) and construction to assemble, disassemble, manufacture, and repair sheet metal systems, components, and items; and fabricating complex items from a variety of materials such as galvanized or stainless steel, black iron, aluminum, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material, and alloys.
5. Skill in using and maintaining a variety of sheet metal and welding tools, equipment, and measuring instruments; and assembling, fabricating, and repairing sheet metal systems, components, and items.
6. Ability to inspect and evaluate structural damage to sheet metal systems sufficient to plan and accomplish repairs; and weld dissimilar metals including parts and structures that vary in size, shape, and thickness.
7. Ability to read, interpret, and use drawings, blueprints, diagrams, sketches, instructions, and technical specifications; adapt to new technologies affecting sheet metal mechanic work; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
_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.
_VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:_ Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) andother organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
The employee may be required to maintain current certification to perform various types of welding work. Welding proficiency is verified by destructive and nondestructive testing of welds.
May be required to train and/or guide lower grade employees. May be required to be certified for working with and/or removing hazardous materials.
May be required to be certified in as line and/or high-pressure steam lines. May be required to be certified in hoist inspection maintenance.
This position is designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian drug-testing program. As a mandatory requirement for employment in this TDP, the incumbent is to (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (b) if required, submit to urinalysis testing. The selectee must sign statements acknowledging the position is identified as a TDP.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion when bending and shaping the more complex items and in constructing larger and bulkier material. Requires physical effort which includes prolonged standing on production lines, climbing up and down ladders and scaffolds; stooping, kneeling, crawling, stretching and working in cramped and awkward positions, while installing items or when welding in hard to reach or confined spaces, Frequently handles objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and over 50 pounds with assistance.
Employee works inside and outside, sometimes in bad weather and in areas that are dirty, greasy, smoky, and subject to a moderate amount of noise. Is exposed to fumes, heat, flying sparks the glare of torches, ultraviolet radiation, and heated materials. Possibility of eye injury, electrical shock, bruises, falls, broken bones, burns, and the chance of cuts. There may be discomfort when wearing protective clothing, safety shoes, gloves, flash shield or eye goggles, and other equipment.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applications who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.
Category 3 , Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Category 2 , Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Category 1 , Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 01, 2014
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, clickhere for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1220802. Fax your documents to . All supporting documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire inSection 25 of the OPM FOrm 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.Clickhere for the OPM Form 1203-FX.
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. __
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires the active duty service member to furnish a "certification" of active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is signed . Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will not receive veteran's preference. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click _here_. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Clickhere for more information.
Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may be used.

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