Welder
Department of the Army - Chambersburg, PA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: These 16 positions as a Welder is located in Chambersburg, PA at the Letterkenny Army Depot's (LEAD). LEAD is subordinate to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, which is subordinate to the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Both commands are headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. LEAD is determined to provide the very best to our Nation's deserving Warfighers.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a US Citizen

Must undergo a physical examination

Must be able to obtain/maintain welding certification

DUTIES:
Performs welder duties using electric, oxyacetylene, MIG and TIG welding processes. Work involves planning, laying out work, cutting material to size, positioning, and clamping work, preheating metal, and maintaining temperature to prevent distortion. Uses blueprints, sketches, and other guides; develops templates, jigs, and dies to repair, modify or fabricate metal items for all types of electronic and structural equipment. Uses equipment such as band saws, shears, brakes, and folders to cut and shape metal. Makes a wide range of welds from simple to precision welding; determines disassembly or repair necessary and materials to be used. Works with light, heavy gauge and hardened metals, such as steel, aluminum, cast iron, brass, bronze, and magnesium; applies welds using flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions. Work processes include pre-heating, brazing, bead welding, tack welding, flame cutting, pressure welding, and heat treating; selection of type of rod and/or size of tip to accomplish weld, determining heat necessary, setting up and adjusting equipment, maintaining proper speed, flame, motion, tip angle and position to produce desired results.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Screen-Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Welder, WG-3703-10 without more than normal supervision. (Screeen out element):

In addition to the above element the candidates will be rated against the following elements:

Use of Measuring Instructions

Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading).

Ability to use and Maintain tools and equipment.

Knowledge of Metals

Dexterity and Safety.

Physical Conditions: Work requires standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing and crawling. Works in cramped and awkward positions. Handles objects weighing up to and sometimes greater than 50 lbs. in setting up and performing work.

Working Conditions: Works indoors and outdoors, both in shop and TDY sites in varied weather. Work is usually performed on concrete floors or in equipment being repaired. Work areas may be dirty, noisy and smoky. Is exposed to a variety of potentially hazardous situations that are considered in evaluation of the job. Subject to discomfort from wearing protective equipment.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

You May Claim Military Spouse Preference.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Permanent change of station (PCS) is not authorized

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accomodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accomodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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