Langley AFB, Virginia
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

Duty 1Leads a team of trades and/or labor workers. On a regular and recurring basis, utilizes trades and/or labor knowledge and skill to lead a team of three or more workers in performance of various related work.

Duty 2Performs work. Performs nonsupervisory trades and/or labor work that is usually of the same kind and level as members of the work crew led. Performs the entire spectrum of trades/and or labor task appropriate for the occupations and grade of the team for which they are assigned working leader.

Duty 3Plans and lays out welding assignments from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders. Uses 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.

Duty 4Develops patterns, cuts, forms, joins, assembles, and installs items and systems which have combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes. Applies principles of radial-line development combined with parallel-line development to devise and calculate patterns.

Duty 5Performs automotive mechanic work. Troubleshoots malfunctions and determines the type and extent of repair required. Repairs and maintains vehicles including forklifts, tow tractors, truck tractors and trailers, busses, vans, pickup trucks, and sedans.

Duty 6Uses diagnostic tools, orders parts, completes documentation, and provides training and assistance to others. Uses diagnostic computer printouts, reports, visual inspection, auditory tests, and test equipment such as computerized engine analyzers, compression testers, test benches, oscilloscopes, multimeters, and special feeler and dial gauges.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver?s license may be required for the position.
  • May be required to train and/or guide lower graded employees
  • May be required to be certified for working with and/or removing hazardous materials.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use IAW 90-508, Attachment 2, Category I, Type 2: Motor Vehicle Operations.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.


In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WL-3800-Metal Work Group, Sheet Metal Mechanic. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a SHEET METAL MECHANIC LEADER without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Working knowledge of a wide range of principles, processes, and techniques of trade(s) and/or craft(s).

2. Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations, practices, and procedures.

3. Knowledge of the use and maintenance of tools, equipment, and equipment common to trades and labor work performed by the group being led.

4. Skill in performing the trade and /or labor work of the group being led. Knowledge of how to repair a variety of types of heavy mobile equipment and automotive vehicles to include troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, modifying, removing/rebuilding, and maintaining systems and components.

5. Ability to lead a team of three or more labor or trade employees. Knowledge of how to interpret and apply repair manual, technical order, specifications, schematics, safety manuals, and other such guides common to trade.

6. Ability to plan and organize work assignments to include determining resources required to accomplish mission.

Physical Effort
Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion that involves bending and shaping large, bulky, and more complex material. Physical effort consists of prolonged standing on production lines; climbing up and down ladders and scaffolds; working in cramped and awkward positions while installing items; and reaching, lifting, and bending while using hand and powered tools in uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Weight lifted seldom exceeds 50 pounds.

Working Conditions
Work is normally performed in clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated areas. Works both inside and outside and is subject to a moderate amount of noise and vibration from shop machines. Work outside may expose employee to extreme cold, heat, and inclement weather. Subject to cuts, bruises, falls, and burns. Work exposes employee to fumes, heat, flying sparks, the glare of torches, ultraviolet radiation, and heated materials. Employee is required to wear appropriate safety gear.

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) and other 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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 well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

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. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11354573

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here . Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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