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Job Title:  Sandblaster
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Job Announcement Number:  WTAA13561906890402

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

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$21.73 to $25.36 / Per Hour
Monday, May 13, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
Many vacancies in the following location:
Corpus Christi, TX United StatesView Map
Current Permanent Civilian Department of Army Employees within the Commuting area of Corpus Christi, TX


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.  


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.


  • Security/criminal background check is required for access on the Navy base.
  • Personnel security investigation is required.
  • A medical examination is required.
  • Must comply with drug abuse testing program requirements.
  • Position requires employee to wear protective clothing/equipment.


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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.


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SCREEN-OUT: I have the ability to operate and regulate air blasting equipment i.e., cabinet, portable or plastic chamber, to remove dirt, rust, foreign materials or layers of paint, etc., 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 item. I perform these tasks without more than normal supervision. 

Your resume must reflect that you have the 1) Ability To Do The Work Of a Sandblaster Without More Than Normal Supervision; 2) Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.; 3) Operation of Air Blasting equipment; 4) Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic); 5) Use of Measuring Instruments; 6) Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprinting reading); 7) Dexterity and Safety

Work involves standing, stooping, and bending in awkward positions for prolonged periods. Lifts and carries up to 35 pounds without assistance and over 35 pounds with assistance from another worker or weight handling equipment. Holds and lifts an air blasting hose weighing approximately 10 pounds for an extended period of time.

Works inside or outside in all types of weather. Exposed to noise, dirt and dust. Subject to falls, broken bones and bruises. Required to wear protective clothing and equipment, i.e., breathing apparatus, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes as working conditions may warrant, e.g., working with parts contain magnesium thorium. Working conditions are considered in the evaluation of the position.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 10 percent.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

-This is a Career Program Position (CP) 17.

-Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

-Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

-Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
Your complete application packages must include:

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire

3. Documents to support your eligibility category(ies) (see Required Documents section below)

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

1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 22, 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 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, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID890402.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

2. View Occupational Questionnaire Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a 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 OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category. If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
Corpus Christi Army Depot
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at

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