SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT/PAINTER) Job in Niagara Falls, New York – Department of the Air Force



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Air Force. The opening is for a SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT/PAINTER) in Niagara Falls, New York Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 498319
Start Date: 11/30/-0001
End Date: 11/30/-0001

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-3800-Metal Work Group, Sheet Metal Mechanic. 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. The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT/PAINTER) without more than normal supervision. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of the characteristics and properties of any metals used in the trade, e.g., stainless steel, magnesium, and alloys; of advanced shop mathematics and principles of radial-line development combined with parallel-line development to calculate and devise patterns involving combined straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles, and planes; and of a wide range of trade practices, accepted surface preparation and coating methods, and paints and thinning additives. 2. Knowledge of safety and environmental standards, regulations, and requirements. 3. Skill in planning, laying out work in manufacturing aircraft sheet metal parts and components that have combined straight and curved edges, and irregular angles, planes, and curves; in using complicated measuring instruments such as protractors, calipers, snap ring, height, depth, dial, and screw pitch gauges; and other hand measuring devices; in selecting and applying the proper coating materials for a variety of sheet metal surfaces of aircraft; and in using a wide variety of hand and power tools such as crimping, burring, turning, and bending machines, and soldering and welding machines; and painting tools such as brushes, rollers, spray guns, graining devices, viscosity tester, thickness gauges, and compressors. 4. Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and technical specifications. 5. Ability to examine aircraft sheet metal structures to locate cracks, breaks, holes, bulges, dents, and loose or missing rivets and determine the type and extent of repairs needed to restore original strength; and to make repairs by manufacturing and installing new parts and reinforcing, patching, and replacing defective parts. 6. Ability to use computer terminals to maintain records and document actions. Physical Effort:
Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion when bending and shaping the more complex items in handling larger and bulkier items. Physical exertion is moderate and includes prolonged standing; climbing up and down ladders and scaffolding; working in cramped and awkward positions while installing items; and reaching, lifting, and bending while using hand and powered tools. Weight lifted seldom exceeds 50 pounds. Working Conditions:
Works both inside and outside and is subjected to a moderate amount of noise and vibration from shop machines and to a variety of weather conditions. Subject to cuts, bruises, falls, and burns. Required to wear safety glasses when performing eye hazardous operations. 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.

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