Department of the Air Force - Lompoc, CA

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight



…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.



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You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.

**Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Employment of People with Disabilities


Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans


U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

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This is a

Temporary position NTE 120 DAYS


The individual selected for this position may be extended without further competition.

Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days


be required prior to appointment to this position.

The primary purpose of this position is to produce machined parts in support of the design, construction, and/or repair of training aids and devices produced by the Training Device Design and Engineering Center, and to maintain the machine shop area in a safe and clean operational manner.


Designs, engineers, plans, fabricates, and repairs or modifies scale models and training devices (i.e. mechanical models, cut away displays, dioramas, and procedures, part task and electrical system function trainers) used in the training of space and missile crews and maintenance technicians from work orders and general instructions.


Uses a wide variety of wood working machines and tools and advanced shop mathematics to construct, modify, or repair wood or wood substitute items such as basic cabinets, boxes, and other containers and surrounds used in housing or displaying a variety of training aids and devices.


Estimates amount of time and material needed for the construction of training devices; advises customers on matters such as errors in their plans or dimensions, problems of fit or installation, and selection of substitution of materials.


Uses ovens, heat guns, machine tools, wood working equipment, and vacuum chamber to form, shape, carve, bond, and machine plastics from die blocks, tooling, or sheet stock to replicates scale model parts, and build support structures and panels for projects.


Manufactures devices for mounting electronic and computer equipment; builds card cages and makes bezels to receive printed circuit boards to match mount connectors for ribbon cable.


Uses various computerized and mechanical engraving equipment and tools to produced drawings and photographs; and to design and engrave layouts of projects.

Prepares, repairs and applies coating to furnished projects; complies with safety rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.

This is a bargaining unit position.

This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.

$24.05 - $28.10 PH

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Applicants will be rated in accordance with the

OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; WG-


, dated May 1969


Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.

Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Ability to do the work of a


without more than normal supervision.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:


Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the use of accepted methods and techniques, and the various types of tools of the trade to fabricate and repair a wide range of metal items.


Knowledge of carpentry methods and techniques and skill in using precision carpentry equipment to construct, install, repair, and modify wood and/or wood substitute structures; knowledge of safety (to include hazardous waste and air pollution) regulations, practices, and procedures.


Knowledge of advance shop mathematics to plan, compute, and layout complex and exact projects; knowledge of the methods and techniques used in mold making, casting, and plastic fabrication; knowledge of accepted welding, brazing, cutting and soldering methods, techniques and practices.


Skill in using machine tools and their attachments to perform processes that require special adaptation of the equipment and/or processes for which not specially designed.


Basic knowledge of electronics, electrical systems, electronic components and hardware; and digital imaging and graphic software.


Basic knowledge of accepted surface preparation and coating methods, technique, devices and materials best suited to obtain the surface condition and finish required.



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.




May be required to perform temporary duty travel by either government or commercial air transportation in accordance with JTF, VOL. II.


May be required to operate a government vehicle.


This is a drug test designated position.

The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

Work requires standing, stooping, bending, reaching, and working in awkward and uncomfortable positions.

Lifts, carries, pull, push, and position assemblies weighing up to 45 pounds.

Incumbent is subject to normal working hazards encountered in a busy shop environment, including cuts, burns, bruises, and potential injury to hands, finger, and eyes; subject to eye strain form working to close tolerances.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -



for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
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To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8


or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)

: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click


for more information.


: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees

may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments:
If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register:
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.


: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...