THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION THAT REQUIRES MILITARY MEMBERSHIP.Learn more about this agency
This National Guard position is for a SHEETMETAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), Position Description Number PDD0477000 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.
As a SHEETMETAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), WG-3806-10, you will perform Sheetmetal maintenance on aircraft and components.
(1) Inspects aircraft and determines nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable TMs as guidelines. Works directly on the aircraft and its components accomplishing such tasks as removal, fabrication, repair, modification and installation of parts and assemblies, such as frames, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, beams ribs, spars, skin, cowling, brackets, fairing, access door, panels and other related items. Repairs cracks in aircraft skin, fabricates and fits patches to damaged areas determining repair detail necessary to retain or restore original strength. Fits and trims components to aircraft such as loading gear doors, ailerons, flaps, engine access doors and other assemblies.
(2) Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers. Removes, forms, fits and installs highly stressed and double contoured skins, using hand or powered drilling and cutting tools and other metal working equipment. Determines shear and bearing load factors during rivet replacement. Installs and heads up regular, heat-treated, high shear, and blind type aircraft rivets and fasteners, using pneumatic riveters, special tools, and bucking bars.
(3) Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plumline and level. Inspects for corrosion conditions, eliminates corrosion by chemical, mechanical and parts replacement methods. Performs metal to metal bonding where delamination of surfaces and core material occurs in control surfaces; makes repairs to honeycomb structural assemblies.
(4) Performs fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support. Work includes layout, bending, cutting, forming and assembling. Devises and calculates patterns employing the principles of triangulation and radial and parallel line development.
(5) Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, and rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers and other metal working equipment, including use of all hand tools of the trade. Prepares and designs layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication repair or modification of aircraft, and GSE and facility support equipment. Works from blueprint, technical manuals, diagrams, and work orders. Must maintain a thorough knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metal properties, fabrication and metal repair processes, aircraft structural specifications, mechanical drawing and shop mathematics.
(6) May paint, strip and stencil aircraft and/or components. Also participates in conducting the necessary safety program for the Sheetmetal function.
(7) May serve up to 20% of the time performing on-the-job training. Evaluates training effectiveness. Required to serve, as requested, on maintenance assistance and instruction teams (MAIT) and CONTACT Teams throughout the supported area.
(8) When designated on NGB Flying Status orders, may participate in aerial flights which are defined by applicable Army publications as Maintenance Test Flights. Serves as a member of the flight crew for the purposes of observing, recording, diagnosing malfunctions, or other wise assisting in determining the airworthiness of aircraft or the functioning of specific items/components when expertise or services are required to accomplish in-flight test requirements.
(9) Performs such travel as may be required in the accomplishment of assigned duties and the organizational mission.
(10) May assist authorized firefighters in the performance of fire/crash/rescue duties on an as needed basis.
(11) Performs other duties as assigned.
Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website. https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/search_fs/search_fasclass.asp
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
Compatible military grade 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: E1-E7
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
QualificationsNATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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.
MILITARY MEMBERS WITH BONUSES: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period).
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: Must have 18 months of 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.
If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed online in Application Manager.
NOTES TO CANDIDATES:
a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.
b. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.
c. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).
d. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.
e. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
f. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
g. If this announcement results in a temporary promotion for the selectee, it may become permanent at any time without further competition dependent on funding and manpower requirements.
EducationNo substitution of education for specialized experience.
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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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 https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain SALARIES, HOURS WORKED PER WEEK, AND THE DATES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EACH JOB.
$55,000 per year; 40 hours per week, January 2001-July 2009 or January 2001-present.
If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. OF 306 Can be found at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11049551~
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
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Jackson, MS 39209-3436
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