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Job Title:  Machine Tool Operator
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM)
Job Announcement Number:  SWDX141096801151251D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$20.23 to $23.62 / Per Hour
Monday, June 30, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 year
Few vacancies in the following location:
Texarkana, TX View Map
United States Citizens
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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.


*Note* - Temporary Appointment  NTE 1 year. May be extended up to 2 years.

About the Position:


This position is located at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD).  RRAD is located in Northeast Texas, 19 miles west of Texarkana and approximately 170 miles northeast of Dallas. RRAD is near the corners of 4 states - Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The depot's enormous maintenance mission includes the repair, rebuild, overhaul and conversion of tactical wheeled vehicles.  For more information on Red River Army Depot, go the following web site:



Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens



  • Not Required


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    Operates a variety of machine tools such as: conventional drilling machines, auto-feed peck drills, drill presses, and lathes to accomplish the modification, conversion, and upgrade of heavy mobile equipment.

    Sets up machines, obtains materials and tooling, and notes machine tolerances by using blueprints, work orders, and other instructions. The supervisor or a higher-graded employee is available for assistance when unusual problems are encountered.

    Operates machine tools to fabricate parts from raw stock that may be aluminum, steel, armor steel, brass or other similar material.

    Performs repairs of a variety of parts made from the same material. Identifies dislocated, missing, or damaged holes in the hulls of vehicles. Identifies wear and damage to vehicle components i.e., bogie and idler pads, brackets, clamps, and braces.

    Performs repairs on these items by drilling and tapping holes, replacing inserts, and straightening or replacing brackets.




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    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.


    Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Machine Tool Operator, WG-3414-09 without more than normal supervision.  Applicants must meet this screen out element to be considered further.  Applicants need to document experience which includes:

    Operating a variety of machine tools such as: conventional drilling machines, auto-feed peck drills, drill presses, and lathes to accomplish the modification, conversion, and upgrade of heavy mobile equipment;  Upgrading vehicles to the latest configurations and changes to accommodate safety and survivability issues; Setting up machines, obtains materials and tooling, and notes machine tolerances by using blueprints, work orders, and other instructions; Performing repairs for a variety of parts; Identifying dislocated, missing, or damaged holes in the hulls of vehicles; Identifying wear and damage to vehicle components i.e., bogie and idler pads, brackets, clamps, and braces; Performing repairs on these items by drilling and tapping holes, replacing inserts, and straightening or replacing brackets.




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

    • Skill in the use of various types of machine tools
    • Knowledge of the proper set-up procedures
    • Ability to read blueprints
    • Ability to assess minor damage


    The work requires prolonged standing on concrete floors; and considerable bending, stooping, and reaching during work operations. Items weighing approximately 50 pounds are frequently handled and the employee may be required to move and handle even heavier items. Lifting devices and other workers are available to assist the employee when heavier items are to be moved or handled.


    The employee predominately works in areas having high noise levels and is frequently exposed to dirt and smoke. The employee is subject to injury from flying metal and abrasive particles and may come in contacts with hot metals, coolants, degreasing chemicals, and sealing chemicals. Danger to the employee also comes from exposure to rotating work pieces, moving tools, grinding wheels, etc. The employee must wear the appropriate safety equipment and utilize appropriate safety devices to accomplish the work.

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


    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.
    • PCS is not authorized.
    • This position may require shift work.
    • This position may require a Pre-Employment physical examination.
    • The position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a NACI, personnel background investigation check for the duration that the position is held.


    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 Proceduresinformation 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
    Monday, July 14, 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 1151251. 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:
    DA SWR Red River Army Depot
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
    Bldg 115 East
    Texarkana, TX


    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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