Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This job provides the opportunity to support the mission of the Corpus Christi Army Depot; which is to overhaul, repair, modify, retrofit, test and modernize helicopters, engines and components for all services and foreign military customers. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is the Army's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Rotary Wing Aviation Maintenance and is the world's largest helicopters overhaul and repair facility. CCAD serves as the depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, Reserve and foreign military personnel. We also provide worldwide on-site maintenance services, aircraft crash analysis, lubricating oil analysis, and chemical, metallurgical and training support. Positions include those providing support to the maintenance of helicopters in a variety of shops or in an office setting.  
 

NOTE: IF YOU SELECT AN "E" TO ANY OF THE TASK STATEMENTS IN THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE, YOU MUST INDICATE IN THE NARRATIVE BOX WHERE THAT SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS LOCATED ON YOUR RESUME (INCLUDE TITLE, ORGANIZATION AND DATE). IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND IN THE NARRATIVE BOX, YOU WILL BE CODED INELIGIBLE WITH CODE "IFRN".

Who May Apply:

Current Army employee within the commuting area of Corpus Christi, TX and with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") - OR - Current Army employee on a Veterans Recruitment Authority Appointment in the excepted service, eligible to compete for promotion opportunities (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"2"). MUST SUBMIT SF-50.

Duties

You will operate air blasting equipment using compressed air to direct grit, seed, glass bead, and occasionally to remove paint, rust, dirt and carbon from a variety of rotary wing aircraft structural to include unusual shapes and intricate small to medium items. Operate and adjust air blasting equipment such as the angle/distance of the air nozzle to optimize the paint removal and/or cleaning process without structural damage to the aircraft item. Operate multistage parts cleaning line to remove carbon, rust, paint, and dirt from aircraft equipment. Seal openings and parts with protective tape, or special covers, or masking devices before blasting. Monitor control settings and panels of a variety of blasting equipment such as air nozzle, hose, etc. Identifies the composition (metal/non-metal) of the aircraft item and selects appropriate blasting techniques such as dwell time to complete blasting assignments in accordance with technical manuals and established shop practices. These duties will be performed in the Airframe Cleaning Branch.