Platemaker Apprentice (Intaglio)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 21, 2021
Closes
Mar 01, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Platemaker Apprentice (Intaglio), upon completion of the Platemaker Apprentice Program, performs all duties associated with the manufacturing of intaglio printing plates. within the Plate Manufacturing Branch of the Office of Engraving.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the WE-3 Journeyman Platemaker. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

* This is a five year apprenticeship.*

- Prepare and maintain solutions, tanks, filters, pumps, anodes and regulating devices and performs daily routine monitoring of plating tank parameters such as temperature and ph, as prescribed by the supervisor, for electroplating nickel and chrome, electro-cleaning and de-plating.

- Use appropriate blueprints, drawings, precision scales and various hand tools for layout of production currency plates and other miscellaneous engraved products.

- Perform various mechanical operations Involved in the making of electroformed sheet into & finished plate for printing. Physically separates the raw plates with their razor sharp edges from their respective masters or altos when using the plating frames.

- Electroform miscellaneous plates or dies of various sizes to thickness greater than done in normal production operations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
03

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citzens or U.S. Nationals
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."


You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. Be sure all experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, length of time performing the duties, and the name and contact information for the supervisor. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet the screen-out element Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions. In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) for the following elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screenout), Operation of Platemaking equipment, Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Use of Measuring Instruments, Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints) and Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
- Pass a physical examination.
- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
- Weekend work and overtime, if applicable, will be scheduled when needed based on production requirements as determined by Management.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screenout), Operation of Platemaking equipment, Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Use of Measuring Instruments, Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints) and Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment.. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must score in the top category to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

All applicants must also submit a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months, or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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