Machinist
Department of the Air Force - Duluth, MN

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MINNESOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

This position is located in the Aircraft Metals Technology Shop, Fabrication Section of the Field Maintenance Branch at ANG Wing/& Group Flying Activities. The primary purpose of this position is to perform machining operations and welding to accomplish the manufacture and repair of aircraft components, tools, equipment, parts, and special tools.

UNIT:
148th Fighter Wing, Maintenance Squadron, Duluth IAP, MN

SELECTING OFFICIAL:
SMSgt Dennis Dieryck Comm:
218-788-7379

DSN:
825-7379

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible AFSC in the Minnesota Air National Guard 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 currently enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 651-268-8967.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard is REQUIRED

Enlisted (TSgt/E-6 and Below)

Higher grades may apply; however, may need to take a reduction in rank.

This position is also posted as Merit AGR Vacancy # ANG 13-162.

Current 148th employees will not convert to indefinite status

This position may require you to work a night shift

DUTIES:
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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.

Welds ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys such as cobalt, chrome, nickel, aluminum, magnesium, and titanium.

Compares machine parts with drawings, technical orders, or specifications for conformance with established tolerances, fits, and surface finish.

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 be aircraft welder certified.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
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:
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.

COMPATIBILE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
AFSC: 2A7X1

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:
Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.

Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.

Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

EVALUATION FACTORS:
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
AREAS OF PRIORITY:
In accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), applications will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews by area of priority listed below:

Area 1:
Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians assigned to the 148th Fighter Wing.

Area 2:
Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians statewide (133rd Airlift Wing and MN Army National Guard) who were initially hired based on a posted job vacancy.

Area 3:
Minnesota National Guard technicians who have not previously competed and traditional Minnesota National Guard members.

Area 4:
National Guard technicians from other states and civilian persons eligible for membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard.

BENEFITS:
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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.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:
https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance

  • The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/

Leave

  • Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance

  • The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance

  • The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:
http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
D1489000

REMARKS:
No PCS Available.

This position is also posted as Merit AGR Vacancy # ANG 13-162.

Sensitivity Level 2.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
ENLISTED (TSgt/E-6 and Below)

Acceptance of a Technician position will result in the termination of youe Selected Reserve bonus.

IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to:
http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/minnesota.php

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.

The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.

HOW TO APPLY:
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You MUST submit a Resume or form OF 612. It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

The Minnesota National Guard Human Resources Office (HRO)

DOES NOT

accept hardcopy applications for a job announcement published on USA Jobs. You must upload these documents after completing the TAG: Online Questionnaire or fax them to 1-478-757-3144 using the OPM supplied fax cover sheet

https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

using the Vacancy Identification Number833752.

To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

Your supporting documents: Resume or OF 612. It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

OF 612 and AGO 163 can be downloaded from:
http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/assets/OF%20612%20and%20AGO%20163.doc

Use the

Online Qualifications Questionnaire

(Option A) for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
Complete and save your supporting documents before starting the Online Qualifications Questionnaire and upload these documents online.

You can upload or fax supporting documents during or after you complete the Online Qualifications Questionnaire process.

You must click

Submit My Answers

for your questionnaire to be processed.

You must complete the entire process by 11:00pm central time on the closing date --

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

You can save your work and come back later. Just click both

Save

and

Logout

. (When you want to return, go to

https://applicationmanager.org/Login.aspx

and log in using the User Name and Password you created.

Select the job you would like to update to complete the questionnaire or upload documentation. It is important for you to complete this process in its entirety.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:

You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

or by calling

USAJOBS by Phone

at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

Complete the OPM Form 1203-FX using the information listed under

Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

below.

You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume or OF 612, and any supporting documents by fax. It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.

If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here --

https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

-- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

TAG: Text-Questionnaire

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORMS TO SHOW EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:

RESUME OR OPTIONAL APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF-612)

MILITARY EXPERIENCE (AGO FORM 163)

Copies of OF 612 and AGO 163:
http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/careers/assets/OF%20612%20and%20AGO%20163.doc

Your application must include the following information:
A detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on the vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, to include time frames.

Job Information:
Vacancy Identification Number (833752), title (

Machinist

) and grade(s) for which you are applying.

Personal Information:
Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

Social Security Number. Giving your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, we cannot process your application without it.

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.

Education:
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.

If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

Number of hours per week.

Employer's name and address.

Supervisor's name and phone number.

Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

Salary.

Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Military Experience:
Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying:

Starting and ending dates of assignment.

Duty title of position.

Description of duties.

MOSs/AFSCs.

Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

Other Qualifications:
Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).

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.)

CONTACTING US

:

After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (651) 282-4155.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Human Resources Office

Phone: (651)282-4155

Agency Information:
Minnesota Air National Guard

Human Resources Office

20 West 12th Street

Saint Paul,
MN

55155

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