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Air National Guard Units MOBILE EQUIPMENT METAL MECHANIC in Otis ANG Base, Massachusetts

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a MOBILE EQUIPMENT METAL MECHANIC, Position Description Number Legacy 02050 and is part of the MA ANG 102nd IW, National Guard. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: David Piekarski, Responsibilities Repairs and replaces damaged body components such as mainframes, body structural members, skeletal framework, various support members, fenders, panels, windows, etc. Determines extent of damage, estimates material and labor, lays out work and carries through to completion. Uses metal working tools and machinery to cut, bend, straighten form or fabricate components. Straightens and welds wrinkles, folds, and holes in body and fenders. Fills or builds up depressed areas to obtain smooth finish. Removes and replaces fenders, doors, windshields and all body parts and aligns as required. Performs arc or acetylene welding of iron and steel parts of mobile, accessories and components. Uses acetylene and oxygen gases and torch at proper temperature to soften metals and welding rods and joins broken parts. Welds body frames, bumper guards, plow blades, bulldozer blades and tracks, etc. independently selects proper type of welding rod, controls flow of gases, and uses proper jigs, clamps and vises as required to perform work. Prepares various surfaces of interior and exterior vehicle sheet metal structures by mechanically and chemically removing old paint and rust, filling cracks, sanding, and applying fillers and base coats. Applies coating materials that ensure surfaces have a smooth texture and decorative appearance and meet thickness and level requirements to a variety of vehicle sheet metal structures and parts. Mixes, thins, blends, matches, tints, and tones coating materials. Sets up, adjusts, and operates spray painting equipment or other power painting equipment. Sands between coats and rubs or polishes final coats as necessary to obtain proper finish. Utilizes paint mixing station to obtain correct specifications for paint match. Cleans, lubricates and performs minor adjustments and repairs to painting equipment. Applies lettering and identification markings in accordance with Air Force Directives. Performs various repairs such as cutting and fitting glass to doors, widows and windshields, repair or replace radiators and repairs, patches or recovers upholstered areas of vehicles and covers. Measures and grinds and smoothes glass to fit frames for installation. Repairs radiator leaks by soldering, removes, repairs or replaces radiator cores and tests for leaks. Repairs, patches and/or recovers cloth and leatherette upholstered areas in vehicles and canvas covers utilizing sewing machines and other related upholstery tools. Prepares work orders for man hour data collection and other required forms. Participates in review of technical orders and other directives and publications. Assists in research and requisition of stock, materials and parts. Performs assigned duties in a safe manner, utilizing safety practices and procedures, and complying with established safety rules and regulations. Follows federal and state rules when storing, using, handling, labeling, and disposing of hazardous materials and waste in accordance with environmental standards. Performs clean-up duties such as cleaning equipment, sweeping, straightening, and lining up tools, and other property in the assigned area. Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing. Performs other duties as assigned Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education or training which has provided a knowledge of mobile body construction; and the skill to remove, fabricate, reshape and replace or repair such damage as, dents, tears, wrinkles, cuts and creases by cutting, knocking out, welding, filling and sanding.. Knowledge of safety and environmental standards, regulations and requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least 18 months of Experience or training which has provided knowledge of mobile equipment construction and how all components and parts are installed and determine the total extent of damage and repair alternatives. Experience in the use of gas, arc, and welding equipment to cut out damaged or deteriorated areas, remove rusted nuts and bolts, strengthen brackets and braces, weld simple cuts and breaks, and apply heat to bend, reshape damaged areas. Experience in the use of trade equipment. Experience applying body filler to build up depressed areas, and the skill to smooth by grinding and sanding, until the contour is uniform with the adjoining areas. Experience applying primers paint with brush or spray gun, gravity feed and HVLP (high volume low pressure) equipment. Experience in mathematical calculations and scribe patterns in the fabrication of wood or metal parts having straight lines or irregular curves. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open Nationwide- All current US Citizens 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 months/years. 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. Education Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( 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.