Materials Handler
Department of the Air Force - Salt Lake City, UT

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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Utah National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Utah National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Utah National Guard.

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  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Shift work may be required.

DUTIES: Receives and processes notice to stock parts and equipment. Assures incoming materiel matches that of the accompanying documentation. Examines materiel for shortages, overages and obvious damage and coordinates any discrepancies with the Cargo Movement Element. Stores all in-warehouse supply and equipment items. Provides secure storage and handling of classified and sensitive items. Provides proper storage and handling of Electrostatic Discharge Items (ESD) in accordance with applicable technical orders and publications. Determines within the general warehousing plan how to arrange stock within the storage area. Stores items for convenience of handling and ease of movement. Assures stored items are protected from damage, deterioration, and pilferage. Schedules and maintains an aggressive surveillance inspection program for items in central storage to assure that all assets are ready for issue. Takes necessary action to control deterioration and/or corrosion of items in storage. Assures required tags, labels, and markings are affixed to property to reflect identity, status, and condition. Makes sure that technical data is retained when retagging items. Initiates inputs to add or delete warehouse locations on item records. Conducts periodic validation of warehouse locations. Responsible for the inventory and proper accounting of all in-warehouse assets. Performs special inventories as required. Selects items to be issued and/or shipped and transfers them to the Cargo Movement Element for subsequent delivery/shipment. Issues oldest items first when dated item control applies. Assures items requiring special handling (i.e., classified) are receipted for by authorized individuals. Inspects all classes of property for which the USPFO Accountable Officer has responsibility and/or accountability, including small arms, aircraft parts and components; motor vehicle parts; building and construction materials; special equipment; gasses, chemical, and wood products; packaged petroleum products: machines and communication equipment. Determines that materials are properly identified as to condition, identity, security, classification. Uses a variety of measuring devices, conversion charts to determine moisture factors on lumber and classification factors/special markings on gasses, chemicals and metals. Refers to contract specifications, technical orders, manufacturers' catalogs, stock lists, FEDLOG, and other available guides in identifying material (inspects for deterioration and corrosion of all stocked items and initiates/recommends necessary action). Prepares reports for damaged or deficient condition. Prepares written replies for higher headquarters tasking. Monitors material suspect program to eliminate possible hazards or substandard material. Monitors petroleum/chemical materiel by regularly checking and inspecting all petroleum and chemical products stored to ensure test dates are within prescribed time frames. Coordinates with responsible agency by telephone, message, or correspondence to determine the serviceability of assets. Ensures all shelf life items are inspected quarterly for serviceability. Coordinates with base Medical Group's Bioenvironmental Health Technician on all hazardous items to ensure all items are identified on the item record. Monitors functional check program by coordinating inputs and routing items to the maintenance/supply liaison to ensure all functional check assets are ready for issue. Identifies and controls required Technical Order Compliance (TCTO), inventory, code and tags material in accordance with TCTO furnished by Maintenance Quality Assurance (QA). Endorses letter back to QA upon completion. Identifies incomplete items. Assigns applicable condition code, affixes tag, initiates requests for component items to restore to serviceable condition. Follows established guidelines in assignment of demilitarization codes for disposal items. Monitors demilitarization, required documentation, and transfer of items to disposal. Downgrades low dollar value property to scrap, prepares documentation and transfers to Cargo Movement Element for disposal for lot processing. Requests special inventory for items found on base. Manages the Precious Metals Recovery Program (PRMP). Assists in formulating policies and procedures to ensure proper management, security, and control of all supplies and equipment in storage. Ensures procedures are written that direct a resource protection survey be accomplished on designated controlled areas within prescribed time frames. Manages unserviceable holding area. Ensures disposition is received in a timely manner. Monitors Material Deficiency Reports (MDR) and Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) pending disposition. Process turn-ins and Coordinates with Quality Assurance for disposition instructions. Trains all supply personnel requiring an inspector's stamp or those performing inspector duties, by signature. Some training may be accomplished during drill status. Assists in providing bench stock support to customer organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: LOCATION OF POSITION: 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Salt Lake City, Utah



APPOINTMENT TYPE: Indefinite Obligated Position


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE: Rance Moody

SELECTING SUPERVISOR: MSgt Randall J. Buchmiller

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This position has known promotion potential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed. Please make sure to include beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

1. Knowledge of the overall warehousing methods, procedures, and techniques.

2. Ability to read and understand and execute verbal and written instructions pertaining to shop duties, responsibilities, and procedures.

3. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot issues and provide corrective action.

4. Knowledge of rules and regulations pertinent to warehouse functions.

WG-6 requires 9 months of specialized experience.

WG-5 requires 6 months of specizlized experience.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Airman who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.


BENEFITS: The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

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Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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