SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT)

Air National Guard Units | Middletown, PA

Posted Date 1/15/2020
Description

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), Position Description Number D1371000 and is part of the PA 193rd Special Operations Wing, National Guard.

1 or more Position(s) may be hired against this Announcement.

Position may lead to permanent assignment without further advertisement.

Re-Advertisement of Technician Vacancy Announcement #19-271.

As a SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT), WG-3806-10, you will independently inspect aircraft and determines the nature and extent of repairs to be made, using applicable technical orders as guidelines. Repair cracks in aircraft skin. Troubleshoot aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tails, wings, cowlings, and stabilizers. Align and balance component structures and airframe using precision measuring instruments and levels. Inspect damage or deterioration and determines repair or replacement of plastic, fiberglass, composites, bonded structures, and bonded honeycomb assemblies using powered and non-powered tools and equipment. Manufacture and ensure that metal tubing, conduits and cables are fabricated and tested in accordance with drawings and specifications. Perform fabrication of local manufactured items requited for aircraft and equipment. Set up and operate power shears, brakes, rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, portable powered tools, specific detection and measuring equipment, and other metal working equipment, including use of other tools of the trade. Prepare and design layout, dies, jigs, and templates necessary to carry out fabrication repair or modification of aircraft, engine, AGE, and other equipment. Identify metal corrosion. Remove corrosion by mechanical and chemical procedures to include use of portable powered (electric and pneumatic) sanders, buffers, brushes, bead blasters, vacuum cleaners, scrapers, grinders, acids, caustics, solvents, alcohols and other agents used in corrosion control processes. Apply protective coatings, markings, and decals after proper removal of corrosion and treatment of metals. Identify, blend, store, control, and dispose of hazardous materials such as acids, caustics, alcohols, solvents, cleaners, primers and surface coatings used for corrosion removal, treatment and protection in accordance with applicable directives. May operate the wash rack. May assist in training of drill status guard members and in maintenance of publication files of applicable technical orders, regulations, manuals and local directives. Prepare for and participate in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections mobility and command support exercises. Perform other duties as assigned.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: EXCEPTED
This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:
Bargaining Position
Category 1: Qualified, currently employed Title 32 Federal Technicians working at the location specified in the job announcement.
Category 2: Qualified, currently employed Title 32 Federal Technicians of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
Category 3: Qualified, currently employed Federal Employees (T5) or Federal Technicians (T32) within the Pennsylvania National Guard (Army and/or Air).
Category 4: Qualified current members of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Army and/or Air)
Category 5: Individuals who are currently serving in another branch of service who are willing to become members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

TEMPORARY PROMOTION/REASSIGNMENT: Currently employed permanent technician selected will occupy this position as a Promotion not to exceed or Reassignment as appropriate in their present status.

INDEFINITE: Indefinite employment status pertains to applicant nominated, who are not a currently employed permanent technician. Indefinite appointments may acquire permanent status depending upon future force structure requirements; indefinite appointments do not serve a trial period. Indefinite appointments may be separated when their services are no longer needed or when funding is no longer available via a 30-day termination notice.

-Individual(s) nominated must successfully complete a baseline initial employment physical examination in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 339 and Technician Personnel Regulation TPR 335.

*NOTE: Accessioning into this position is contingent upon verification of Secret Security Clearance

Military Grades:
Enlisted: E1 - E8

Supervisor for this position is MSgt Good.

Manpower# 00795193

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: Application must indicate at least 18 months experience or training 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the nominating supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

- Knowledge of aircraft design and structure as well as testing procedures and prevention of metal corrosion.

- Skill in the use of various complicated tools and equipment.

- Ability to treat metal with chemical procedures, such as acids and caustics for passivation and etching, to protect metal from oxidation.

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

SPECIAL NOTE: Per the Labor Relations Management Agreement if there are more than 15 qualified applicants for each position, by category, a KSA board will be convened in accordance with Section 17.8 of the LMRA.

PCS STATEMENT: PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION COSTS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR THIS POSITION.

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