Nondestructive Tester

Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command | March AFB, CA

Posted Date 11/18/2022
Description This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month.

Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information.The primary purpose of this position is: This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position located in the Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Section/Laboratory of Aircraft Maintenance. The purpose of the position is to inspect aerospace components, parts, and materials by applying the full range of ultrasonic, eddy current, radiographic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrate, or other accepted NDI processes in accordance with inspection guidelines. Additionally, the position may be established in a one-worker shop operation and, as such, be held fully and technically responsible for the NDI function. In addition, trains reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.
  • Using the ultrasonic-eddy current processes, performs inspections of aerospace components, parts, and other materials for which inspection procedures and/or acceptability standards are inadequate or not available.
  • Conducts industrial radiography (x-ray) tests on aerospace components and parts.
  • Performs Magnetic Particle/Fluorescent Penetrant inspection duties.
  • Performs Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP) work.
  • Performs Complete Oil Breakdown Rate Analyzer (COBRA) work. Prepares for, trains, and participates in the training of reservists. Additionally, utilizes safety practices and procedures and complies with security regulations, directives, and policies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-3700 Metal Processing Family. 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 Nondestructive Tester WG-3705-10, 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. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret a variety of technical data such as schematic diagrams, blueprints and technical orders relating to the Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) trade.
2. Skill in the use of standard hand and power tools of the industrial radiology trade. Skill in the selection and use of testing equipment.
3. Knowledge of and ability to use radiology systems, equipment or accessories. Knowledge of basic shop mathematics or handbook formulae to calculate basic values or specifications. Knowledge of safety and security requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations and technical orders.
4. Ability to operate a computer. Ability to use a variety of test and measurement equipment. Ability to calibrate equipment used in the industrial radiology trade.
5. Ability to locate component/part deficiencies and recommend resolution. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
6. Knowledge of tool, equipment, and materials accounting and security. Knowledge of USAF Technical Order program and its procedures. Knowledge of requirements and skill in the use of SOAP and COBRA.

1. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow the incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.

Heavy lifting (45-79 pounds). Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds). Light lifting (under 15 pounds). Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds). Light carrying (under 15 pounds). One hour per week of straight pulling. One hour per week of pushing. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Four hours per week of walking. Ten hours per week of standing. One hour per week crawling. One hour per week of kneeling. Three hours per week of repeated bending. Climbing, 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 at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (without aid).

Outside. Outside and inside (other than normal commuting). Excessive heat. Excessive cold. Excessive humidity. Excessive dampness or chilling. Dry atmospheric conditions. Excessive noise, intermittent. Dust. Solvents. Solvents (degreasing agents). Grease and oils. Radiant energy. Electrical energy. Slippery or uneven walking surface. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects and vehicles. Working on ladders or scaffolding. Vibration. Working closely with others. Working alone.

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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