Materials Handler
Department of the Army - Indianapolis, IN

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The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED

DUTY LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN (USPFO)

JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in a maintenance facility, warehouse, training site, supply or support type facility. Its purpose is to oversee one or more product lines, a segment of a large warehouse, or serve as the senior employee in a smaller warehouse or supply facility.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Army National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace. As members of a unit of the Indiana National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Indiana Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This position is an Permanent Excepted Service position.

MILITARY RANK REQUIREMENTS: E-3 thru E-7

MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS: Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible MOS in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: CMF: 91 MOS: 36B, 51C, 74B, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92Y

AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard
Traditional M-Day Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Soldiers willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard

Civilians with no prior military service willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E3-E7
  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit
  • Must have or be able to obtain secret securty clearance within one year

DUTIES: As a Materials Handler with the Indiana Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Performs a full range of warehousing activities to include receiving, storing, selecting and, shipping bulk and bin materials and equipment. Assists in the development of plans for storage and arrangement of stock to determine warehouse configuration, setup, movement, rearrangement and traffic flow. In larger warehouse facilities, the incumbent may participate in developing, storage and space utilization plans in accordance with materials storage areas, The assignment may include insuring the safe receipt, storage, and movement of hazardous items such as ammunition, explosives, chemicals, or radioactive materials in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements. In smaller warehouses, the incumbent serves as the senior non-supervisory worker of the facility, laying out storage space, establishing item locations, determining organization and arrangement of stock, identifying high and low usage items. Serves as the senior member of a warehouse project team comprised of material handlers involved m a special project such as relocating a major commodity or equipment group, or setting up a new commodity group area. Prepares items for processing, utilizing appropriate Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) such as computer terminal and bar code reader to read, store, track and prepare material documentation. Performs classification inspections for material within range of authority. Ensures formal accountability when receiving, storing or issuing. Insures that special documentation remains with materials throughout the storage/issue process, i.e. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) certificate, and applicable annexes, Departments of Anny Form 581, Ammunition residue certificate. Performs quality assurance inspections of materials in storage. Prepares a variety of supply documents and reports.
  • Coordinates incoming and outgoing shipments and placement of materials within docking area. Schedules personnel to facilitate movement .in accordance with priorities, scheduling requirements and space allocations Operates large warehouse perimeter vehicles such as cargo tractors, stake trucks, mobile cranes, and forklifts ranging in size up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Prepares inventory and production reports, screens and identifies shipping and receiving documents for discrepancies, and directs shipments to shipping or storage areas. May be required to store hazardous materials. This requires knowledge or specialized handling, storing, and safety procedures that can only be gained through formal course of study amid on-the-job training to insure adherence to governing regulatory procedures and policies. Operates numerous hand and stationary power tools.
  • Identifies, examines, classifies, accepts and disposes of a wide variety of materials and properly including electronic equipment, aircraft and automotive components and assemblies. Determines physical condition and serviceability of material and property. Checks stock numbers and part numbers in supply catalogs to adequately identify property. Advises supervisor about inconsistent shipment information, defective material or property, and damage from shipping. Recommends action to be taken. Prepares statements of facts pertaining to loss, damage or destruction of property. Routes items to maintenance activity for technical inspections when defects, excessive wear, corrosion, missing parts or damage is discovered.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician¬ís performance standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Materials Handler position at the WG-06 grade level, you must have at least 9 months of:
    • Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to compare item identification against receiving reports and issue request forms; skill in using hand trucks, dollies, and other equipment to move stock; ability to use hammers, pliers, and other hand tools; and to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Experience or training in receiving, packaging, and preparation for shipment. Experience in compiling reports, overall warehouse planning, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures and techniques. Experience in setting up and rotating storage locations considering factors such as life expectancy, available space, product turnover, etc.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Exercises knowledge of the overall warehousing plan, documentation requirements, and accepted warehousing methods, procedures, and techniques. Applies knowledge of basic design and construction principals for the construction of standard and non-standard shipping and storage containers. Demonstrate ability to read or understand complex verbal or written instructions pertaining to warehousing duties, responsibilities and procedures. Exercises technical knowledge of transportation, security, environmental laws, and regulations in daily warehouse duties Applies technical knowledge of automation systems in daily operations. Must be able to work as a team member to accomplish the mission assigned. Must possess knowledge of various supply classes and distinguish characteristics of similar classes. Must have knowledge to identify materials and their condition. Incumbent must know how to route materials for technical review, storage, repair or disposal. Utilize knowledge of wide variety of material to perform required research for item identification

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. Incumbent is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock or mechanized conveyor systems. May be exposed to dust dirt, grease, and solvents and to high noise levels in working areas, the incumbent may be subject to exposure from radiation, toxins, explosive hazards,or chemical fumes. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hard hats, steel-toed shoes, rubber gloves, masics, and rubber aprons.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Incumbent often stands on hard surfaces for extended periods of time. Work involves bending, stooping, and working in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions. May lift and carry items that weigh up to 70 lbs. The heavier items are moved with material handling equipment, or with assistance from other workers.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD. You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx .

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. 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 rating.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

BENEFITS: Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION: Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard Human Resources .

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