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Job Title:  Sheetmetal Mechanic (Aircraft)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  CT-14-108 (1156704)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$27.78 to $32.41 / Per Hour
Monday, June 30, 2014 to Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Groton, CT View Map




This position is located within the National Maintenance Project (NMP) and may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the TASMG Commander.

DUTY LOCATION:  1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Group (TASMG), Groton, CT

JOB SUMMARY:  The purpose of this position is to perform sheetmetal maintenance on aircraft and components.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 716-3550 before applying for this position. 


  • Area 1:  All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
  • Area 2:  All current members of the Connecticut Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Connecticut Army National Guard.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability


  • No


  • Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.
  • Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.


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The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects aircraft and determines nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable TMs as guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers.
  • Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plumline and level.
  • Performs fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support.
  • Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, and rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers and other metal working equipment, including use of all hand tools of the trade.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the ability to plan, manufacture, and install cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastenings such as single and double-hem edges and single, double or grooved seams.  

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 18 months of specialized experience in the following:

  • Experience in planning, layout, and construction skills to manufacture items and systems with dovetailed seams, set-in-bottom seams, burred-bottom seams, or wired or lock seams. 
  • Experience using more complicated shop tools and equipment. 
  • Experience in using metals including stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material and alloys. 
  • Experience demonstrating the use of more complicated mathematical calculations and complicated measuring instruments.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Education that was successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school which can be used at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience.  (Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.)


  • Knowledge of and skill in the selection and use of special sheetmetal tools and equipment without instructions, and develop modifications to prototype or test equipment.
  • Ability to plan, construct, assemble, disassemble, repair, fabricate, and install irregular items and systems having combined shapes to exacting tolerances using the least number of seams and amount of metal.
  • Ability to independently develop plans and make decisions.
  • Skill in making layouts using recognized trade methods and practices.


COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

  • MILITARY GRADE (Prior to application):  Enlisted:  E-4 through E-7
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  Any Army Aviation unit within the state.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment.


Please ensure you follow all instructions carefully. Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicant must ensure resume and any other required supporting documentation clearly portrays that s/he meets the required experience level for the position. Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing you experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (see

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG - G1 or CTANG -
Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to
include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.


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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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.  To update, correct or check on your application status, simply visit your USA Jobs account and use the Vacancy Identification Number 1156704.


You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1156704.  Fax your supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to receive consideration. To complete the entire application package and submit via fax:

1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
2.  Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
  • Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
  • OF 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)

If you do not submit the required OF 306, you will be disqualified.


Staffing Office
Phone: (860)613-7618
Agency Information:
1109th TASMG
139 Tower Avenue
Groton-New London Airport
Groton, CT


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.

Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut National Guard.  Good luck!

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