Edgewood, Maryland
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft), Position Description Number D0416000 and is part of the Maryland Air National Guard.
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As a Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft), WG-3806-05/08/10, you will inspects and troubleshoot aircraft structures such as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers. Determine the nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable Technical Manuals (TMs) as guidelines. Removes, fabricates, repairs, modifies, and installs parts and assemblies, such as frames, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams, ribs, spars, skin, cowling, brackets, fairing, stressed and double contour skins using hand or powered tools and a variety of metal working equipment. Fit and trim components to aircraft such as loading gear doors, ailerons, flaps, engine access doors and similar assemblies. Perform fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support.

Repair cracks in aircraft skin. Fabricate and fits patches to damaged areas as necessary to retain or restore original strength. Installs regular, heat-treated, high shear, and blind type aircraft rivets and fasteners by using pneumatic riveters, bucking bars and other special tools. Performs metal to metal bonding where delamination of surfaces or core material occurs. Inspects for corrosion conditions which are eliminated by chemical treatment or material replacement. Inspects, repairs, fabricates and replaces honeycomb and fiberglass structural assemblies.

Set up, operates and maintains power shears, metal brakes, rolls, dimpling machines, drills, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers, arc and oxyacetalene welders and other metal working equipment and tools of the trade. Works from blueprints, technical manuals, diagrams and work orders. Prepares and designs layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication, repair or modification of aircraft, general support equipment and facility support equipment.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: Enlisted

Compatible Military Assignments: 15, 68A, 68W

Area of Consideration: Open to current members of the Maryland National Guard, current military members and prior service members eligible to join.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


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 : WG-05 - Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools, power tools, measuring instruments and make repetitive repairs. Must have basic knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series. Provide assistance to the journeyman by performing the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

WG-08 - Experience or training planning, manufacturing, and installing cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastening. Experience cutting and forming by using basic hand and powered tools such as hammers, chisels, hand snips, band and circle saws, squaring shears, seamers, bar folders, breaks, and stakes. Experience assembling parts by seaming, bolting, screwing, riveting, tacking, spot-welding, or soldering. Experience demonstrating a basic understanding of using measuring instruments.

WG-10 - 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


Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Ability To Provide Production Support Services. Knowledge of materials, methods, and appropriate tools to process, treat, form, or shape metal.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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