Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1772-NE-KB-M-R1.  APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is located in the Paint Shop, Services Group, Industrial Department of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD.

Duties

You will be responsible for all kinds of sandblasting, slurry blasting, ultra high pressure water jetting tasks involved in the construction, repair, maintenance, overhaul and conversion of a wide variety of types and sizes of marine craft and vessels and in connection with miscellaneous manufacturing projects performed at the Yard.

 

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

 

- Performing sandblasting in blast booths, blast bays, buoys, tanks, decks, etc.

- Assembling and setting up portable sandblasting equipment including slurry blast, deck blast equipment and assisting with set up of hydroblasting equipment.

- Operating equipment, adjusting mixture of air, abrasive, water pressure, etc. by manupulating valves to obtain proper stream of abrasive or waterjet.

- Examining pieces to be blasted to determine wht parts are to be blasted and arranges or masks work piece so areas not to be blasted are protected.

- Taking precautions to avoid uneven blasting which might significantly change shape or balance of critical ojbects.

- Cleaning, performing minor repairs and maintaining blasting equipment.

- May occasionally be calll to assist in spray painting operations or basic rigging in shops or on vessels.