Composite Fabricator (Title 32)

Langley AFB, Virginia
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time




This National Guard position is for a Composite Fabricator (Title 32), Position Description Number D2316000 and is part of the VA 192 MAI SQ, National Guard.

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As a Composite Fabricator Leader (Title 32), WL-4352-10, you will perform the below duties:

1. Performs repair and maintenance of LO coatings and structural systems. Reviews maintenance work packages, identify areas to be repaired, modified, or restored. Strictly complies with technical order data, job guides, local maintenance procedures, and work control documents. Removes specialized LO coatings utilizing weapon system specific plan-form alignment procedures for each LO material application. Uses hand tools, and portable pneumatic tools to remove coatings and ensure TOD specified coating tie-ins are maintained. Applies materials and coatings within precise thickness parameters and verify coating thicknesses using various measuring devices (gloss-meter, surface roughness gage, wet film gauge, optical depth micrometer, etc.).

2. Performs repair and maintenance of composite, advanced composites, and thermoplastic aircraft structures using state of the art materials, methods, and procedures. Inspects plastics, composite and/or advanced composite materials for damage or deterioration. Repairs, fabricates, modifies, removes, and installs plastic, composite and or advanced composite items, parts assemblies, and structures. Restores damaged structures to original level of strength, durability and surface finish. Orients fiberglass, boron, carbon, or aramid fiber plies during layup process to facilitate proper repair. Prepares polyester, vinyl ester, and epoxy resins according to exacting specifications. Performs scarf repairs, metal bonded, and potted repairs to honeycomb cored materials and laminates. materials, machining, drilling, reaming, bonding, bolting, and final assembly of parts and components. Maintains and repairs specialized acrylic aircraft transparencies, i.e. canopies.

3. Performs evaluations and maintains aircraft Radar Cross Section (RCS) signature, ensuring aircraft signature integrity. Conducts Outer Mold Line (OML) inspection of aircraft surfaces in accordance with MAJCOM directed inspection intervals. Assesses damage to LO coatings and structure's such as RAM, RAS, and other specialized LO coatings and applications. Conducts inspections IAW B-2/F-22 Technical Order Data (TOD), F-35 Joint Technical Data (JTD), MAJCOM instructions, and local maintenance procedures. Accurately identifies and records LO system damage types, complex dimensions, and location plots. Utilizes the Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) or Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) and associated hardware to precisely enter information into the B-2 Information Maintenance System (IMS), F-22 Signature Assessment System (SAS) or F-35 Low Observable Health Assessment System (LOHAS).

4. Performs repair, application, and maintenance of corrosion preventatives and paints on aircraft, powered, and non-powered AGE. Identifies metal corrosion. Performs necessary testing to identify type of corrosion present by examination with magnifying equipment, chemical and mechanical methods. Treats aircraft engines in accordance with applicable technical publications. 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. 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 pretreatments, to protect metal from oxidation. Performs functions such as pickling of metals to prepare for good bonding with primer coat of protective materials.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Air National Guard.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience or training which demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately
  • Skilled in diagnosing and repairing mechanical concerns
  • Ability to format and write English in reports and presentation formats
  • Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings
  • Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting material
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Skilled in training, mentoring, leading, and problem solving

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 24 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the WL-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the WL grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Must have at least one year of specialized working experiences in performing maintenance on B-2, F-22, and/or F-35 aircraft Low Observable (LO)/low signature.
  • Must have at least six months of leadership and training experiences in the military maintenance programs.
  • Must have working knowledge of aircraft structural maintenance, metals technology, survival equipment, and nondestructive inspection methods.
  • Must be competent in providing technical guidance and training to other employees who perform maintenance on Low Observable (LO)/low signature aircraft (B-2, F-22, and/or F-35).

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    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: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians

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