Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft/Painter) (Military Requirement)
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.
The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.
Some positions covered may or may not be obligated. Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.
Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
The Government's most important asset is its people.
- Occasional Travel
- Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.
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) Incumbent's 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.
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.