Maintenance Mechanic Leader

Department of the Air Force Holloman AFB, NM
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The primary purpose of this position is to The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Leader over three or more military and/or civilian Federal Wage System (FWS) workers performing carpentry, lock smithing, painting, masonry, sheet metal, sign making and wood crafting work in constructing, installing, maintaining, repairing, and modifying structures, associated systems, locks, ductwork and other associated items requiring close tolerance fit, structural soundness, fine finishes, and decorative effects.

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* Performs Work Leader duties and responsibilities over military and civilian workers, of various trade skills, within the Structures Shop.

* Trains, guides, demonstrates proper methods and oversees work tasks of lower grade or lesser experienced military and civilian workers in aspects related to the Structures career field to include carpentry,

* lock smithing, painting, masonry, sheet metal, sign making and wood crafting.

* Plans and lays out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders in the construction and maintenance of installation facilities.

* Trains, guides, demonstrates and applies proper methods and techniques to lower grade or lesser experienced military and civilian workers for advanced shop mathematics.

* Uses and maintains tools, equipment, computers and software. Maintains bench stock levels of parts, materials, tools, and equipment at prescribe levels.

* Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

* A Non-sensitive security clearance is required

* The work will require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

* Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

* Employee must maintain current certifications

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* Will be required to train/guide lower graded (or other trades) military/civilian employees.

* May be required to be certified for working with and/or removing hazardous material.

* May be required to take occupational health examinations due to exposure to toxic paints, chemicals, or other hazards.

* Employee may be required to support special events, distinguished visitors/inspections, etc.

* Must obtain and maintain training and licenses to drive and operate general and/or special purpose vehicles to include automobiles and mobile platforms such as scissor lifts and boom lifts.

* Must be able to lift and move materials up to 40 lbs. unassisted or greater with assistance of lifting devices or other workers.



QUALIFICATIONS: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C); for additional information click here. To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.


JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:


2. Knowledge of carpentry, lock smithing, painting, masonry, sheet metal, sign making and wood crafting work methods and techniques.

3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures and environmental standards and requirements; and regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.

4. Knowledge of advanced shop mathematics to plan, compute, and lay out more complex projects.

5. Skill in stencils, templates, or paper patterns to reproduce designs or shapes; applying a variety of graphic arts techniques such as freehand, mechanical lettering, and silk screen printing to produce signs, posters, and displays; and the fundamentals of lettering, spacing and layout.

6. Skill in cutting and shaping to complete corners; constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying structures; formulating plans and templates involving straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes; developing patterns to include geometric projection and triangulation; setting-up, operating, and maintaining a variety of precision equipment and power and hand tools/equipment; and fabricating complex items from a variety of materials, such as galvanized or stainless steel, black iron, aluminum, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material, and alloys.

7. Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and technical specifications; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Physical Effort

The work requires considerable bending, kneeling, standing, and stooping. On-site work typically requires crawling, climbing on ladders, scaffolds, and roof tops. Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion when bending and shaping the more complex items in handling larger and bulkier material. Requires physical effort which includes prolonged standing on production lines; climbing up and down ladders and scaffolds; working in cramped and awkward positions while installing items; and reaching, lifting, and bending while using hand and powered tools in uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Is frequently required to perform heavy lifting up to 90 pounds in carrying bricks, block, stone, mortar, cement, and sand.

Working Conditions

Works inside shops and outside at job sites. In shops, is exposed to moderate or high noise levels from operating machinery, sawdust in the air, glue fumes, and hazards associated with woodworking and related power equipment. At job sites, may be exposed to weather conditions and hazards of working on and around scaffolds and ladders and are subject to cuts, bruises, burns, and contusions. May work in confined areas, such as crawl spaces and attics that may be dusty and dirty. Uses protective devices such as ear plugs, safety glasses, respirators, and gloves.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.