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    Summary

    Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

     

    This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.

    The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.

     

    Some positions covered may or may not be obligated.  Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights. 

     

    Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

     

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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to perform aircraft structural maintenance at journey level in the structural section of a component repair or maintenance squadron of an Air Force Reserve unit.  This includes tasks associated with planning, laying out, fabricating, modifying, repairing, assembling, and installing sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies and to provide training to reservists in the accomplishment of related tasks.  Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties: 

    • Plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders in the repair, coating or manufacture of aircraft structural components.
    • Develop patterns, cut, form, join, assemble, and install items and systems which have combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes.
    • Operate and maintain complex hand and power tools and equipment.
    • Prepare surfaces and apply protective coatings to a variety of materials, such as sheet metal, honeycomb, radomes, and composites then correctly dispose of hazardous waste products.
    • Utilize safety practices, Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and AF Environmental Compliance Assessment Management Program (ECAMP) environmental protection practices and procedures and complies with security regulations, directives and policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

    Who May Apply

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    Applicant must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.

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  • Job family (Series)

    3806 Sheet Metal Mechanic

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425439100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.