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    THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

    This National Guard position is for a MACHINIST, Position Description Number D1489000and is part of the ID 124 Maintenance Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard.

    THIS POSITION IS INDEFINITE- MAY CONVERT TO A PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE

    THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD

    THIS POSITION IS CONCURRENT WITH AGR ANNOUNCEMENT #18-27


    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 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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    Responsibilities

    As a MACHINIST, WG-3414-11, you will:

    Be located in the Aircraft Metals Technology Shop, Fabrication Section of the Field Maintenance Branch at ANG Wing/& Group Flying Activities. The primary purpose of this position is to perform machining operations and welding to accomplish the manufacture and repair of aircraft components, tools, equipment, parts, and special tools.

    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 assembling.

    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.

    Requires a broad comprehensive knowledge of various machining operations, accepted machine trade methods and techniques, and skill in using any of the conventional and/or computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools. Incumbent must also apply knowledge of a wide range of manual welding processes involving oxyacetylene, oxyhydrogen, and other industrial gases, as well as applying a knowledge of various manual arc-welding processes.

    Work is performed under general supervision of the Machinist Supervisor or the oversight and guidance of a higher graded Machinist. Assignments are given in the form of work orders, inspection reports, or oral instructions. Independently plans work sequences, selects tools and repair parts, and otherwise carries assignments through to completion, referring only highly unusual and difficult problems to the supervisor. Work is subject to spot check upon completion for acceptability and adherence to instructions and established standards. Guidelines are available for reference, to include technical orders and manuals, manufacturers' specifications, factory engineering bulletins, and standard operating procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO AIR NATIONAL GUARD

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490100000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.