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Job Title:Equipment Cleaner Inspector

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMC-833889-823095-9V-RMC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$40,425.00 to $47,250.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Tinker AFB, OK United StatesView Map


Internal Air Force Employees Only


Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. A highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker.

WHO MAY APPLY:   Click here for more information.   You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.   **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**


Air Force Employee – Must be Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employees


DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.) – Must be Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employees



  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses will not be paid.


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  • The primary purpose of the position is perform inspections of and perform surface preparation by chemical depainting, mechanical depainting, cleaning, buffing, sanding, blasting, and treating of Aircraft surface and Aircraft parts.

  • Ensures all chemical depaint and cleaning on aircraft and aircraft parts are performed in accordance with established procedures.

  • Interprets complex plans, blue prints, drawings, specifications, and engineering orders.



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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:   At least 26 Weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade (WG-05) or equivalent.   Specialized experience must include receiving engine and accessory parts from Disassembly, Gearbox or Assembly.  Examines parts for obvious physical damage and to insure that complete disassembly has been accomplished.  Based on experience in handling parts, recognizes misidentified parts and refers to supervisor for resolution.  Check work control documents for completeness prior to loading baskets with parts in accordance with cleaning process tags attached by Disassemblers.  Marks baskets with proper cleaning process identification in accordance with existing process order. After cleaning process has been completed, rinses parts and unloads baskets. Inspects parts for cleanliness and surface condition.  For parts requiring additional processing, determines recycle-cleaning process necessary.



For FWS positions, please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) website at


1.      Knowledge of chemical and mechanical de-paint methods and techniques.  Inspection techniques for corrosion and metal types. Chemical applications and blasting techniques including inspections for proper chemical and material applications.

2.     Skill in cleaning, masking and masking removal techniques.

3.     Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and technical orders.  Knowledge of hazardous materials and regulatory requirements. Knowledge of the Production Acceptance Certificate (PAC) Program and its certification procedures.

4.     Ability to maintain tools and select the appropriate tools and equipment.  Knowledge and skill in the use of any standardized tools and test equipment needed for performance of inspection duties.  Ability to clean work area and or job site during work tasks and upon completion of work. 

5.     Knowledge of the blue prints, specification, engineering orders, technical orders.

6.     Thorough knowledge of and skill to apply applicable inspection techniques.  Knowledge of inspections and procedures for confined space entries.




The work requires moderate to strenuous effort.  Must climb, bend, stoop, crawl, walk, kneeling, lift up to 50 lbs., and stand for prolonged on concrete or metal surfaces.  Subject to natural extremes of weather, exposed to paint stripper, solvents, greases, acids, excessive heat, cold humidity, and chemical cleaners that aggravate respiratory conditions, and walking on rough, slippery, and uneven surfaces.  Reaching above shoulders.  Both legs required.  Operations of man lift, truck, tug, tractor, or motor vehicle.  Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.  Near Vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4.  Both eyes required.  Depth perception.  Ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of color.  Must be able to work in all areas that have noise levels of 85 decibels.  Must give full support to all emergency work requirements such as compressions of production schedules.  May be required to work day, swing, or grave yard shifts. 



Outside and inside (other than normal commuting).  Excessive hear.  Excessive humidity, Excessive cold, Excessive dampness or chilling.  Must pass respirator test.  Excessive noise, intermittent, must be able to work in noise level areas exceeding 85 decibels.  Dust, Silica, asbestos, etc. fumes, smoke or gases.  Solvents (degreasing agents).  Grease and oils.  Electrical energy.  Slippery or uneven walking surfaces.  Working around machinery with moving parts.  Moving objects or vehicles.  Working on ladders or scaffolding.  Unusual fatigue factor, including: Required to wear air supplied respirator.  Working with hands in water. Vibration and squeezing.  Working closely with others.  Working alone.  Eye hazards.  Required to wear safety devices as prescribed by AFOSH or OSA and other appropriate safety standards and regulations.  These may include but are not limited to protective clothing, safety lanyards, masks, and respirator.  Required to work up to heights of 40 feet or more.  Required to enter confined spaces. 



1.     May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.

2.     The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle.  An appropriate valid driver’s license may be required.

3.     May be required to travel IAW Joint Travel Regulations.

4.     May be required to provide training to lesser experience employees.

5.     May wear safety equipment.

6.     May be required to pass physical

7.     May be required to sign off 781 aircraft records.

8.     May be required to work on classified aircraft.





You will be rated based on the extent to which your experience on your resume meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position and rated as shown below.  


Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the position.

Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum specialized experience requirements for the position.

Basically Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum specialized experience requirements for the position.


To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.   Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


Other Information regarding Citizenship, Priority Placement Registrants, Retired Civil Employees, Credit for Unpaid or Volunteer Experience, Veteran's Preference, Military Spouse Preference and Certain Military Spouse Eligibility (EO 13473), etc is available on our website at


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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.   This Vacancy ID is 833889.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX.
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.   Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.


It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.   You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here.   Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.   Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



The following documents are required and MUST be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


-Online Application (Questionnaire)

-Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. 

-Eligibility Documentation, SF-50 (Most recent SF-50 AND SF-50 reflecting Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Tenure)

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

It is your responsibility to provide the appropriate documents needed to determine your eligibility and/or qualifications for this announcement.  DO NOT provide letters of appreciation, copies of performance appraisals, position descriptions, etc.



Tinker-Maint Contact
Phone: (405)739-2660
Agency Information:
Tinker Air Force Base
3001 Staff Drive
Tinker AFB, OK


Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. You will receive written notice via e-mail that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible.


90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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