Department of the Air Force - Elmendorf AFB, AK (30+ days ago)4.5

    • Summary


      This National Guard position is for a NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTER, Position Description Number D2320000 and is part of the Alaska Air 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 REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907) 644-8033.

      Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3
      Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.
      Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.
      Area 3 - All other current military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Air National Guard.
      PDCN: D2320000
      Selecting Supervisor: Thomas Andrukiewicz

      Responsibilities Determines test method, and prepares fluids and parts for nondestructive inspection. Interprets nondestructive inspection test results, and provides information about defects to repair center. Performs Oil Spectrometry process and analyzes wear metal content on engine lubricating oil and other fluids, and recommends corrective action. Establishes radiation areas for radiographic operations. Computes and monitors personal exposure areas for radiographic operations, and monitors personnel exposure data. Performs nondestructive inspection on structures, components, and systems. Detects flaws such as cracks, delaminations, voids, processing defects, and heat damage using penetrant, eddy current, magnetic particle, radiographic, optical, Thermography, Shearography and ultrasonic test equipment. Determines metallurgical information of components according to alloy, temper, conductivity, and associated factors. May also serve as Alternate TMDE Monitor, PCAMS, Alternate Equipment Custodian, Alternate Supplies Manager, Alternate Hazardous Waste Monitor, Alternate Hazardous Communication Monitor, Alternate Spill Prevention Monitor, Alternate FOD Monitor, Alternate Radiation Monitor, Alternate Technical Order Monitor, Alternate Precious Metals Monitor, and Training Monitor. Applies magnetic particle and/or liquid penetrant inspection to detect and interpret the relevancy of flaws in a variety of parts. Parts are numerous and varied, and are of ferrous and/or nonferrous metals, and consist of surface or near surface discontinuities in the metal; e.g., fatigue cracks, welding overlap, cold shut, or surface cracks that may stem from internal flaws, such as pipes, inclusions, or forging lap. Sets up each different liquid penetrant or magnetic particle method following Technical Orders (TOs), Time Change Technical Orders (TCTOs), or Work Control Documents (WCDs), or Nondestructive Testing Instructions (NDIs). Ensures the equipment and solutions are in compliance with technical guides and quality standards before performing tests and must submit an AFTO 22 if defects in TO's exist or an AF 107 if there is no technical data to accompany the task. Performs all processing tasks; i.e., dipping items in penetrant or magnetic particle baths, washing and drying, magnetizing and demagnetizing ferrous items, and subjecting them to Ultra Violet Black light to detect and evaluate flaws, their nature, size, scope, and exact location. If items are repairable, records test results, and marks defect areas and dimensions. Initiates WCDs that specify the needed repairs. Re-inspects all repairs performed on each component upon their return to the shop. Uses and maintains tools. Maintains bench stock levels of parts, materials, tools, and equipment at prescribed levels. Uses tools and equipment associated with testing being conducted in the shop, as well as hand and power tools to do the work. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations to maintain a safe and clean work environment. Uses and assures proper fit of required Personal Protective Equipment and clothing. Follows federal and state rules when storing, using, handling, labeling, and disposing of hazardous materials and waste in accordance with environmental standards. Performs clean-up duties, such as cleaning equipment, sweeping, straightening, and lining up tools and other property in the assigned area. Maintains records and documents actions. Manually documents actions taken or enters information into an automated system. Obtains required coordination and signatures. Performs other duties as assigned.

      Travel Required Occasional travel - Training, TDY's, etc...

      Supervisory status No

      Promotion Potential 10

    • Job family (Series) 3705 Non-Destructive Testing

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    • Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment
      • Alaska Air National Guard membership is required.
      • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
      • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
      • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
      • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
      • Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
      • APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.
      • MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSCs: 2A7X2.
      • MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade requirement is Airman First Class (A1C/E3) and the maximum military grade is Technical Sergeant (TSgt/E6).
      Qualifications GENERAL EXPERIENCE is experience or training which demonstrates the ability to set up and operate test equipment, use test apparatus to apply tests to material or products, record readings, observe and record established reactions, and classify according to defined categories.

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

      WG-10- Experience or training in using ultrasonic and/or eddy current inspection techniques to observe, measure, and detect discontinuities and flaws. Experience classifying test results, identifying material deficiencies and recommending courses of action for items of equipment. Experience recommending engine components to be inspected and forwarding results to the appropriate authority. Experience performing scheduled inspections of testing equipment ensuring compliance with established technical regulations and procedures.

      Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

      - Knowledge of the full range of characteristics of metals identification; wear metals identification and content; metal discontinuity and flaw detection; operation and maintenance of nondestructive test and oil analysis equipment; radiological safety and radiation monitoring procedures; technical orders and directives; and proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials.

      - Knowledge of the various shapes, sizes, and density of flaw indications in parts, components, and materials being tested.

      - Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.

      - Ability to identify, locate, and measure hidden and subsurface flaws, corrosion, and separation in bonded and honeycomb structures; integrity of welds; precision dimensional and volume measurements; and hardness of materials.

      - Ability to follow technical orders engineering drawings, technical data, workbooks, and NDI literature to determine inspection requirements and area(s) to be examined.

      - Ability to make independent determinations during the inspection process to select the inspection technique required and the calibration procedure; and evaluate defects, their nature, size, scope, and exact locations, and independently determine if the article should be accepted or rejected.

      - Ability to plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications and work orders.

      - In addition to the knowledge and skills found at the journeyman level, the ability to plan and accomplish a functional shop maintenance program is essential. Requires skill in surveillance and troubleshooting techniques and has the ability to correctly analyze findings given the equipment and Technical orders at hand. Technician may be required to pass higher level education for follow-on training for new processes or inspection techniques.

      - Ability to specify needed repair processes and/or modification of repairable products.

      -May require addition certification based on the new advanced processes with the Generation four and five Aircraft (i.e. Laser Shearography, Thermography, and specialized ultrasonic methods).


      Additional information - INDEFINITE: AKNG permanent technician will retain their permanent status if selected for this position, and may be promoted, reassigned or changed to lower grade if selected for this position, and will be required to return to their permanent position unless action is made on a permanent basis. Permanent authorization may not cross service boundaries, or funding categories, (i.e., ARNG to ANG, or 176th WG to 168th WG). Indefinite employees may be separated with a 30 days notice. Indefinite employees may be converted to permanent without further competition.

      - If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee , you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

      - The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

      - If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

      - Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

      - Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you should always check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) to verify how accepting this position will affect your entitlement prior to considering an offer of employment.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

      How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating.

      Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Secret

    • Required Documents Required Documents To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

      1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

      2. Questionnaire

      3. Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration

      Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

      Job Information:

      - Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

      Personal Information:
      - Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
      - Country of Citizenship.
      - If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

      - High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
      - Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
      - Major field(s) of study.
      - Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

      Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
      - Job title.
      - Duties and accomplishments.
      - Number of hours per week.
      - Employer's name and address.
      - Supervisor's name and phone number.
      - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
      - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
      - Salary.

      Other Qualifications:
      - Job-related training courses (title and year).
      - Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
      - Job related certificates and licenses.
      - Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

      Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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