Air Force Materiel Command Metalizing Equipment Operator in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Tinker AFB, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission.

The full performance level: 10

NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.

This register is being established and may be used to fill:

(A) Full time permanent positions; OR

(B) Full time term positions exceeding 1 year but will not exceed 4 years from the date of the initial term appointment; OR

(C) Full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year.

CUT-OFF DATE: Complete application packages processed by the first cut-off date of *14 OCTOBER 2016 *may be rated and receive first consideration for employment. If your application is submitted and processed after this date, you will receive consideration on an "as needed basis".


The primary purpose of this position is: To operate metallizing equipment to build up, restore original dimensions and relevant corrosion of aircraft engine parts: repair special treatment and processing to ensure adherence of the metallic deposit or coating; Inspect, rework and repair aircraft jet engine parts and components in accordance with applicable orders and process orders; provide the customer with serviceable parts and end items within the specific time frames necessary to meet organizational requirements.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to travel in accordance with JTR
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:


  2. Knowledge of metalizing processes to coat limited or precisely defined areas on a part, apply special treatment and processing procedures to insure adherence of metallic deposits or coatings, or require extensive or precise controls of the metalizing process; and identify, faulty adhesion; locate probable causes; and make corrections and adjustments.

  3. Knowledge of tool, equipment, material accounting and security safety regulations, practices and procedures; production acceptance certification (PAC) program and its certification procedures.
  4. Skill to restore worn metal surfaces to original dimensions with successive precision buildups of a variety of wires, metal powder and gases; monitor the temperature, gas flow, powder flow, turntable speed, amperage and/or voltage and adjust distance/angle of nozzle in relation to the part; mask engine parts having unusual shapes and sizes; use a grit blaster to obtain proper cleanliness and desire degree of roughness of part, selecting the correct grit grade outlined in technical data.
  5. Skill in aligning parts in machines according to set methods and given reference points and in keeping material holding fixtures free of overspray by applying anti-adhesive paint; set up and operate metalizing equipment to accomplish precision, protective, and decorative metallic or nonmetallic finishes on a wide array of metal and metal alloy objects, and in using precision measuring instruments such as thickness gages, dial bore gages, micrometers, and calipers; parameters; and scales.
  6. Ability to use computer terminals to maintain records and document actions. 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 worked per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: 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.

Other Significant Facts:

1) Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.

2) Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.

3)*This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing*

4) May be required to work more than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

5) May be required to work overtime, sometimes on short notice in emergency situations.

6) May be required to work rotating shifts.

Physical Demands:

Requires frequent standing, stooping, bending, reaching, and lifting, at shoulder level. Objects handled vary in shape, size, and intricacy and require extensive handling in coating processes, and in preparing and installing a wide variety of handling and holding devices. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 20 pounds and occasionally objects weighing up to 75 pounds. Hoists, lifts, and other workers are available to assist in moving heavier items.

Working Environment:

Work is usually performed in areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated, and safety controlled. Danger from burns and metal particles; cuts from sharp edges. Eye strain from flames and heated metal. Work in high noise area of 85 decibels or above. Protections from exposure to burns, scalds, and skin irritations often require the workers to wear uncomfortable safety equipment such as leather gloves.

NOTE: If you want to change and/or add information to your application package (resume with acceptable format) during the open period of this announcement, you will need to reapply (to include completing the online questionnaire) and include the changed and/or added information with your application package. This will ensure you receive full consideration for this position.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire ALONG WITH the documentation you submitted to support your responses. You will receive written notice via email that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position. In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704. Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50.

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Salary Range: $21.08 to $27.08 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-3707-08/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452595900

Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1798874-773945-9V-MS