U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
$17.27 to $20.13
Open & closing dates
$17.27 to $20.13 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS CLAIMING PREFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS PREFERENCE CRITERIA.
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As a Production Machinery Mechanic Helper, you will be responsible for the following duties:
• This position has noncompetitive promotion potential to the intermediate positions of Production Machinery Repairer, WG-5350-08; Production Machinery Mechanic, WG-5350-10, and the target position of Production Machinery Mechanic, WG-5350-11. Incumbent participates in formal and on-the-job training designed to prepare him/her for advancement to the target level based on completion of training, supervisor’s recommendation, and availability of work at the time of promotion.
• At the full performance level, performs installation, maintenance, repair, rebuild, retrofit and remanufacture of a wide variety of complex multi-axis, multi-function machine tools and industrial equipment.
• Sets up, precision levels, power operates and analytically inspects machine tools to determine if all feeds, speeds and cycling operations are functioning properly and whether they conform to specified test patterns.
• Performs precision hand work such as scraping or lapping of machined ways and sliding surfaces for proper alignment.
• Repairs, rebuilds, remanufactures and replaces broken and worn parts, components, subassemblies and sub-systems such as precision bearings, gears and gear trains, linkages, shafts, gibs, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic systems, lubrication systems, etc.
• Uses mechanical hand and power tools, precision gages and testing instruments, and special tools to obtain precision tolerances.
Physical Effort: Required to do some heavy lifting, not to exceed 70 pounds and carrying for short distances. However, lift trucks, hoists and cranes are available for the movement and placement of heavy machinery. Assignments are performed in standing, kneeling, stooping and, at times, in rather awkward positions. May work at various height levels and will work in close coordination with other employees in the movement of large sections of machines. Must have hand-eye coordination.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in well-lighted, adequately heated buildings. May be required to work in unheated areas or outdoors. Hazards exist due to the movement of heavy machinery by overhead cranes, lift truck and jib cranes. May be exposed to solvents, oils and preservatives, fumes, dust, sharp objects, buffing wheels, electrical shock, falling objects, etc. Performs TDY assignments. When on TDY assignments may work in tight congested areas on ships or large industrial settings.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required (20 - 25%)
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Permanent DoD Federal Employee In Commuting Area. ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities are not required to be in the commuting area: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/AOC Eligibility Definitions 20140611.pdf
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
5350 Production Machinery Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/Secret
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Preemployment Physical: Required
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, 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 at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job.
To qualify for a Production Machinery Mechanic Helper, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
• Ability to do the work of a Production Machinery Mechanic Helper without more than normal supervision (Screen Out Element)
• Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
• Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. and technical practices
• Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment and knowledge of materials.
Please review the General
Information and Definitions at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a
Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA
employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen
for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested
will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy
extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy
testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive
Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's
drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances:
marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin),
phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine),
methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA),
oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
FOR VETERANS is available at http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a
review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and
compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The
questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills,
and abilities (KSAs) for this position. The rating you receive is based on your
responses to the questionnaire, and is a measure of the degree to which your
background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities required of
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/SupportingDocumentation.pdf
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Pay and leave
For information on Employee Benefits visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on How To Prepare A Resume
- Completed Questionnaire – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 22, 2018.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
Log into your USAJOBS account.
Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.
If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf
using the following Vacancy ID 2028110 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/downloads/HowToApply.pdf
Agency contact information
DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
3990 E Broad Street
Bldg 11 Section 3
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive
a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure
you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will
receive a notification. A review may be completed of your online
questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.
Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to
the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of
referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part
of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional
supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you will receive a
notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique
Based Interviewing (BBI)
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
Website : http://www.dla.mil/Pages/default.aspx
As America's combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and combined and allied forces with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The Agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 84 percent of the military's spare parts. In addition, the Agency manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides catalogs and other logistics information products, and offers document automation and production services. The Defense Logistics Agency is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. As a global enterprise, wherever the United States has a military presence, DLA is likely there as well.