Air Force Materiel Command Painting Worker in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

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

Opened Friday 9/23/2016 (29 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 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: 07

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

CUT-OFF DATE: Complete application packages processed by the first cut-off date of * 3 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".

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.


The purpose of this position is to perform standard surface preparation and prime coat painting of aircraft and to assist in final coat painting, decaling and marking of all types of aircraft. Sand, feather, edge using orbital sander, apply sealant, wash/treat surface using a variety of chemicals. Mixes, thins, blends, matches, tints and tones coating materials. Combines agents with coating materials according to instructions or under the guidance of a supervisor or higher graded employee. Applies coating materials such as primers, paints, teflons, anti-static and corrosion preventive coatings using standard application techniques with conventional, air assisted, airless, electrostatic equipment in such a manner that coating finishes meet protective requirements and surfaces are routinely free from skips, runs, or drips, thereby minimizing the need for rework.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations (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 trade theory and up-to-date practices used in performing painter work.

  3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, regulations and technical orders.

  4. Ability to use and maintain tools, instruments, and equipment as related to painting.

  5. Knowledge of materials in aircraft painting.

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 may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

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

  4. Shift work may be required, i.e., day shift, swing shift or grave shift.

Physical Efforts: Heavy lifting (45-74 pounds). Heavy carrying (45-74 pounds). Hours of straight pulling are 4+ hours/day. Hours of pulling hand over hand are 4 hours/day. Hours of pushing are 4+ hours/day. Reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required. Hours of walking are 4 hours/day. Hours of standing are 4+ hours/day. Hours of crawling are 4+ hours/day. Hours of kneeling are 4 hours/day. Hours of repeated bending are 4 hours/day. Climbing with use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable perception at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of color. Hearing (without aid). Must pass hearing test, works in noise level area exceeding 85 decibels. Emotional and mental stability.

Working Conditions: Outside and inside (other than normal commuting). Excessive heat and humidity. Must pass respirator test of 80% humidity. Excessive and intermittent noise. Must pass hearing test, works in noise level area exceeding 85 decibels. Dust, silica, asbestos, etc. Fumes, smoke or gases. Solvents (degreasing agents). Grease and oils. Electrical energy. Slippery or uneven walking surface. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working on ladders or scaffolding. Unusual fatigue factors, including: Air-supplied respirators. Working with hand in water. Vibration. Working closely with others. Working alone. Required to wear safety devices as prescribed by AFOSH and other appropriate safety standards and regulations. These may include but are not limited to protective clothing, safety lanyards, masks and respirators. Required to work up to heights of 40 feet.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Upon the submission of your application package to, you will receive an automatic reply from OPM informing you that your application has been submitted, received and is being processed.

After the announcement closes you will receive a Notice of Results. This will inform you of your eligibility according to the information you input when answering the occupational questionnaire questions. At this point you have completed the application process.

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a manual review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your online questionnaire, along with your resume and any documentation you submitted to support your responses will be reviewed. You will receive written notice via email that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible to be referred for consideration for the position.

If you are ultimately deemed ineligible, from your Notice of Results, you will receive no further correspondence concerning the position. If or when the position is re-announced or re-opened, you may wish to re-apply.

Applicants considered eligible for the position, will receive notification of referral for employment consideration. If you are referred for consideration, you may receive additional correspondence via email or phone pertaining to a position. Should you be referred for consideration and not selected, you will receive a Disposition letter informing you that the position has been filled.

Eventhough you are considered eligible for the position, you may not receive notification of referral due to several possible reasons, i.e., no current vacancies to fill, ample veterans for initial consideration, not in the first cut-off, etc. You may, however, be referred for consideration in the future.


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: $20.01 to $23.38 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4102-07/07

Promotion Potential: 07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451467300

Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1806925-XXXXXX-9V-MS