Machinist

Department of Defense Groton, CT
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

THIS IS A TITLE 32 DUAL STATUS POSITION

DUTY LOCATION: Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), Groton, CT

AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the CTARNG.

Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the CTARNG.

Area 3: Individuals eligible for membership in the CTARNG. Membership must be satisfied within four (4) months of selection.

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Responsibilities

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 716-3550 before applying for this position.

JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to fabricate tools and special equipment otherwise not available. The welding is primarily for maintenance of ground support equipment, fabrication of tools and special equipment, and repair of equipment such as gear box support castings, combustor housings, rocket launcher racks, missile racks, engine mount assembly repair, etc.

The major duties include, but are not limited to:

* Operates a variety of shop machines, including the engine lathe, milling machine, radial or sensitive drill press, grinding machine, bench lathe, bench grinder, shaper, planner, saws, horizontal and vertical boring mill, and jig boring machine.

* Interprets blueprints, drawings, sketches, and specifications.

* Manufactures, repairs, tests, inspects, and reworks metal devices and parts used with and on aircraft and related aircraft maintenance equipment.

* Maintains equipment in both machine shop and welding shop.

* Spends up to 20 percent of the time conducting on-the-job training.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside in areas that are usually noisy and dirty, and where there is a constant danger to the skin and eyes from flying metal chips and abrasive particles: skin irritation from contact with coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds; danger to fingers, hands, and other parts of the body from cutting tools, grinding wheels, rotating pieces, and moving parts of machines.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is performed inside in areas that are usually noisy and dirty, and where there is a constant danger to the skin and eyes from flying metal chips and abrasive particles: skin irritation from contact with coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds; danger to fingers, hands, and other parts of the body from cutting tools, grinding wheels, rotating pieces, and moving parts of machines.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

* Job family (Series)

3414 Machining

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* National Guard Membership is required.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.

* Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.

* Direct Deposit is mandatory.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience 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: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12 or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:

WG-05 REQUIRES 6 MONTHS:

* Experience which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools and make repetitive repairs.

* Experience that demonstrates knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series.

* Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

WG-08 REQUIRES 12 MONTHS:

* Experience performing machining operations on conventional and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools to include aligning parts.

* Experience in the use of measuring instruments such as scales, micrometers, vernier calipers, height gages and various standard or preset snap, plug or ring gages.

* Experience demonstrating the ability to follow detailed oral or written instructions.

WG-10 REQUIRES 18 MONTHS:

* Experience performing the full range of machining operations on most types of conventional or CNC machine tools and their various attachments.

* Experience in planning and lay out work from blueprints, worksheets and other drawings that may have missing or incorrect information.

* Experience demonstrating the 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.

* Experience demonstrating the skill in programming machining operations, setting up and operating CNC machine tools.

* Experience demonstrating the 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

* Skill and knowledge to perform the full range of machining operations on most types of conventional or computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools and their various attachments.

* Knowledge of various metals and other materials such as aluminum,brass, bronze, high carbon and alloy steel, chrome, nickel, titanium, molybdenum, super alloys, nylon, rubber, plastics, Teflon, etc. to produce the desired cuts and finishes on each material.

* Skill to plan and lay out work from blueprints, work sheets, and drawings that may have missing or incorrect information.

* Skill in determining work procedures, machine, tools, equipment, and attachments to be used; proper type and size of raw stock; sequence of machining operations, and the speeds and feeds necessary to attain the required finishes and dimensional tolerances.

* Knowledge of trade mathematics including plane geometry and the use of trigonometric functions and machinist handbook formulas in establishing needed dimensions such as those required for chasing threads or machining angular surfaces, locating and marking surfaces and angles to be machined, locating reference points, or performing other layout work necessary to facilitate accurate job setups on a variety of conventional or CNC machine tools.

* Skill in manufacturing an entire item, carrying out all the machining operations necessary for completion, and performing precision handwork such as filing, scraping and lapping to fit, assembling, and finishing machined parts.

* Skill in using many types of precision instruments and equipment such as vernier calipers, height gages, squares, protractors, inside, outside, and depth micrometers, surface gages, vee blocks, parallel bars, gage blocks, dial indicators, optical and mechanical comparators, and "go" and "no -go" thread, ring, bore, and plug gages to attain accurate dimensions and maintain tolerances.

* Knowledge of a wide range of welding processes involving oxyacetylene, oxyhydrogen, heli-arc (Tungsten Inert Gas), and other industrial gases, as well as applying knowledge of various arc-welding and resistance welding processes.

* Knowledge of various heat-treating processes.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

MILITARY GRADE (Prior to Application): Enlisted: E-3 through E-6

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: EMOS: 91E/Z

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any aviation unit within the state.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.

Education

No substitution of education for specialized experience.

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