US Department of the Air Force - Elmendorf AFB, AK4.3


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: D1489000
Selecting Supervisor: Thomas Andrukiewicz

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. May be required to be aircraft welder certified. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
3414 Machining

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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
Pre-placement Occupational Health screening is required for employment. Individual(s) selected will be required to take a pre-placement Occupational Health exam prior to placement into this position.
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: 2A7X1.
MILITARY GRADE REQUIREMENT: Due to the nature of this position, the minimum military grade of this position is Senior Airman (SrA/E4) and the maximum military grade is Technical Sergeant (TSgt/E6).
DESIRABLES: 7 Level (2A771), CNC experience, CAD/CAM experience, and Additive Manufacturing experience.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE is experience or training that has provided the candidate with a basic knowledge of machining processes. Must have the ability to use drill presses, shapers, planers and other types of associated machine tools.

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-08- Must have at least 12 months ofexperience or training performing machining operations on conventional and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools to include aligning parts. Experience, education or training in the use of measuring instruments such as scales, micrometers, Vernier calipers, height gages and various standard or preset snap, plug or ring gages. Must be able to follow detailed oral or written instructions.

WG-11- Must have at least 18 months of experience or training performing the full range of machining operations on most types of conventional or CNC machine tools and their various attachments. Experience or training in planning and lay out work from blueprints, worksheets and other drawings that may have missing or incorrect information. Skill in applying shop mathematics in establishing needed dimensions, such as those required for chasing threads or machining angular surfaces; locating and marking surfaces and angles to be machined. Skill in programming machining operations, setting up and operating CNC machine tools. Knowledge of and ability to apply advanced shop mathematics such as geometric and trigonometric formulas to make computation for laying out work, machining pieces at unusual or compound angles, determining gear ratios pitch, angles and other similar exact or precision dimension.

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.
Additional information
  • 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.
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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

Drug test required

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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