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    NATIONWIDE. All members of the New Mexico Air National Guard or those eligible to become members of the New Mexico Air National Guard.

    This National Guard position is for a MACHINIST, Position Description Number D1489000and is part of the NM 150th SOW Fabrication Flight, National Guard.

    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

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    As a MACHINIST, WG-3414-5/8/11,
    Performs all types of machining operations to manufacture, modify, and repair
    aircraft parts, support equipment, tools, and assemblies. Fabricates local
    manufactured items required for aircraft components. Work includes bending,
    cutting, forming, casting, cleaning, molding, welding, sawing, machining, and

    Lays out work, reads and interprets blueprints and technical publications,
    designs and draws working sketches, makes special tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures,
    performs production work of aircraft parts, and works to tolerances varying from
    .0l0 to .0005 inch. Troubleshoots difficult metal machining designs and fabrication
    problems. Plans work, taking into consideration the type and numbers of
    machining/welding operations, machines to be used, and type of set-ups and
    methods of production such as cutting, milling, grinding, welding, and polishing.
    Performs shop calculations such as determination of peripheral cutting speeds and
    settings. Determines metal identity and characteristics by subjecting metals to
    spark, acid, fire, magnetic, alkaline, heat, quench, and fracture tests. Tests
    specimens for predetermined requirements of tensile, bend, shear, and impact
    strength using materials testing machines.

    Welds ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys such as cobalt, chrome,
    nickel, aluminum, magnesium, and titanium. Welds butt, lap, tee, and corner joints
    in flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead working positions. Welds metals and
    alloys by shielded gas welding (Heli-arc), metallic arc, oxyacetylene, and
    resistance welding processes. Heat treats metal parts as required.

    Compares machine parts with drawings, technical orders, or specifications for
    conformance with established tolerances, fits, and surface finish. Makes precision
    measurements using micrometer, vernier calipers, dial indicators, and gauges at
    various dimensions. Inspects tapered surfaces for variations by applying bearing
    blue and using surface plate. Determines reparability of damaged machine parts,
    tools, and aircraft components. Tests metals using Rockwell or Brinell hardness
    testing methods.

    Conducts training of drill status guard (DSG) members assigned to the shop.

    Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations and
    inspections, mobility, and command support exercises. May be required to
    perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue
    duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy
    equipment operator, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a
    member of a team to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.

    May be required to be aircraft welder certified.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    3414 Machining

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