Job Overview


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.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze.  Although  we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze. 

About the Position:
This job provides the opportunity to support the mission of the Corpus Christi Army Depot; which is to overhaul, repair, modify, retrofit, test and modernize helicopters, engines and components for all services and foreign military customers. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is the Army's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Rotary Wing Aviation Maintenance. We also provide worldwide on-site maintenance services, aircraft crash analysis, lubricating oil analysis, and chemical, metallurgical and training support. Positions include those providing support to the maintenance of helicopters in a variety of shops or in an office setting.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 


  • Current Corpus Christi Army Depot employees with competitive status



You will serve as a Machinist (CNC Programmer) for the Directorate of Manufacturing and Process Production.  You will create and edit Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) programs for a variety of modern machining equipment that may consist of continuous tool or cutter paths using multi-axis manipulation, live tooling, in process measuring cycles using electronic measuring equipment, and/or multiple tool changes, program stops, and operator messages. You will create initial programs using CAD/CAM systems which may need manual editing or revising at the machining center as the program is verified. Program machining equipment to account for sequence of repair, speeds and feeds and coolant flow, orientation of part, material types, fixturing, tooling, grade level of the operator, and procedures to measure and assure quality of product according to technical data requirements and within an economical time frame. Work with machinist supervisors or work leaders, machinists, quality, and/or engineering personnel to prove-out and debug programs towards achieving a successful first article product that may include a form, fit, and function verification.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No