The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power.
That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations.
Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
CUT-OFF DATE: Complete application packages processed by the first cut-off date of 18 January 2018 may be rated and receive first consideration for employment.
If your application is submitted and processed after this date, you will receive consideration on an "as needed basis".
NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
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For information on veteran's preference click here Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements.
To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents: Application or resume; Statement requesting MSP; and Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders
QUALIFICATIONS: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C); for additional information click here.
To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying.
Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of Sheet Metal Mechanic (WELDER) without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of a variety of metals such as stainless steel, cooper sheet, magnesium and alloys and how their characteristics fit the needs and requirements of projects where information and guidelines are minimal.
2. Knowledge of parallel-line and radical-line development, triangulation and advanced mathematics to plan, layout and manufacture unconventional one-of-a-kind items, systems or apparatus for a one-time project or in support of experimental or testing activities.
3. Skill to plan, layout and manufacture complex templates and patterns and to shape, construct and assemble objects with combined shapes such as rectangular, cylindrical, tapered or oblique, frustum or truncated cones, cornices, canopies and transition elbows, using the least number of seams and amount of metal.
4. Ability to examine damaged aircraft sheet metal structures and determine the extent of repairs needed to restore original strength to components such as frames, stringers, bulkheads, spars, ribs and stiffeners.
5. Ability to weld dissimilar metals, sheet metal and structures that vary in size, shape and thickness.
6. Skill in using complicated shop tools and equipment such as hand or powered crimping , burring, turning and beading machines and soldering and welding equipment; using measuring instruments such as protractors, calipers, snap ring, height, depth dial and screw pitch gauges and other hand measuring devices to measure plans and projects and to adapt them to special use for specific projects.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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