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Job Title:  Welding Worker
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Job Announcement Number:  NEAB141227761114100D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$19.44 to $22.68 / Per Hour
Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014
Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
7 vacancies in the following location:
Chambersburg, PA View Map
United States Citizens


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: 

Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) is subordinate to the U.S.Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.  There are 7 TERM vacancies for this announcement.  All positions are located in the Directorate of Industrial Operations, Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD), Chambersburg, PA.

Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles



  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel is 10%


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Pre-employment Physical is required
  • Personnel Investigation is required
  • Shift work is required to include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Moving expenses are NOT authorized
  • Term position not to exceed 13 months from date of hire


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Set up and operate various types of welding equipment and use manual welding techniques to cut out and remove damaged parts and body areas, straighten and strengthen structural parts, weld cuts and breaks and perform a variety of tasks incidental to welding duties. Perform inert gas shielded welding, i.e. MIG/TIG, in the repair, rebuild, or modification of bodies, chassis and parts of vehicle assemblies. Determine proper method of repair, develops less complex templates, jigs and dies, selects and sets up jigs, fixtures and equipment, set up and assemble parts to be welded, selects type and size of rod, size of tip and proper heat range necessary to weld, cut, bend and shape a variety of metals such as ballistic steel and aluminum, cast iron, cast steel, magnesium mild steel and stainless steel. Make welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and over-head positions. Perform vehicle body repair work such as straightening metal structural and body parts; removing creases and dents; and removing, repairing and replacing parts of various shapes and gauges of metal. Repair work requires cutting, brazing tacking, shrinking, stretching and filling in dented areas. Install new parts and applies required modifications and fabricates less complex sheet metal items using equipment such as shears, band saws, box and pan brakes and drill presses.


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Screen Out Element:  Your resume must indicate your overall knowledge, skills, and abilities and/or training to independently perform the duties of a Welding Worker as stated in the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.  (SCREEN OUT)


There is no specific length of training or experience required.  However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the work of a Welding Worker without more than ormal supervision.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) to perform the duties of the position in the following areas:


1.  Ability to do the work of a Welding Worker (Screen Out)

2.  Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

3.  Use of Measuring Instructions

4.  Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

5.  Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

6.  Knowledge of Metals

7.  Dexterity and Safety


Physical effort: Work requires standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing and crawling. Works in cramped and awkward positions. Handles objects weighing up to and, occasionally, greater than 50 pounds in setting up and performing work.


Working Conditions:  Works indoors, outdoors, both in shop and TDY sites in varied weather. Work is usually performed on concrete floors or in equipment being repaired. Work areas may be dirty, noisy and smoky. Exposed to a variety of potentially hazardous situations that are considered in evaluation of the job. Subject to discomfort from wearing protective equipment. 


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.
  • You may claim Military Spouse preference.
  • Salary includes local applicable locality pay or local Market Supplement.
  • This is a TERM position Not to Exceed 13 months from date of hire.  This may be extended up to 4 years.



Conditions of Employment:

Business Travel is 10%

This position is any shift and tour of duty.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, May 16, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • 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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  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.

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, 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 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 will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1114100. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. 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:


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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