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    Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM)
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Illinois, Rockisland Rockisland USA

SummaryAbout the Position: These positions will be filled temporarily not to exceed one year, with provisions to extend up to five years, and provisions to be made permanent without further competition.ResponsibilitiesPerform welding processes, which require setup and programming of robotic and electron beam welders.Operate computer/numerically controlled welding equipment.Develop tapes/programs for production welding processes.Repair and fabricate all types of metal and alloy parts and equipment using electric, gas, inert shielded-gas and robotic welding processes.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsWho May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center employees with competitive status. Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligibles Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Welder without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. The work of the position normally incudes: planning and layout work by reading blueprints and/or shop orders; setting up and adjusting equipment to produce desired weld contour; determining appropriate welding technique to prevent distortion; selecting proper material to assure the weld meets accepted trade standard, and programming and operation of robotic welders - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, ability) in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentDexterity and SafetyKnowledge of MetalsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) PHYSICAL EFFORT: Moderate and heavy physical effort required most of the time in lifting and positioning heavy parts and material. Work is usually performed standing on concrete floors, or as required, to climb and/or crawl, on equipment being worked on. Works in awkward and cramped positions, also requiring bending, twisting, pushing and pulling, squatting, kneeling, walking, sitting, climbing, standing, and lifting. Frequently lifts or carries objects weighing up to 60 pounds; and frequently, handles objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds; mechanical hoist, cranes and fork lifts are available for lifting and locating the heavier objects. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside, usually in a welding booth, subject to electric shock, burns from molten metal, injury to eyes from welding fumes, infra-red and ultra-violet radiation and flying sparks , cuts, bruises or broken bones when working with sharp and/or heavy objects. Constant exposure to dirt, grease, fumes and noise, and discomfort when wearing protective clothing such as masks, aprons, gloves, and eye protection. Occasionally performs work outside, being exposed to existing weather conditions on equipment which is too large or cumbersome to bring inside.EducationAdditional InformationMale applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Material Maintenance Management - position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Announcement may be used in filling subsequent vacancies for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the closing date of the announcement.

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