Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Sheetmetal Mechanic (Aircraft) in Groton, Connecticut

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Groton, CT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 11/5/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview



This position is located within the National Maintenance Project (NMP) and may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the TASMG Commander.

DUTY LOCATION: 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Group (TASMG), Groton, CT

JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to perform sheetmetal maintenance on aircraft and components.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 716-3550 before applying for this position.


  • Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
  • Area 2: All current members of the Connecticut Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Connecticut Army National Guard.

The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects aircraft and determines nature and extent of repairs to be made using applicable TMs as guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tail, wings, cowlings and stabilizers.
  • Aligns component structures and airframe using precision optical measuring instruments, plumline and level.
  • Performs fabrication of local manufactured items required for facility support.
  • Sets up and operates power shears, brakes, and rolls, dimpling machines, drill presses, saws, heat-treating furnaces, hardness testers and other metal working equipment, including use of all hand tools of the trade.


Subject to danger involved in or resulting from: use of powered shop equipment, high pressure gas cylinders and high electrical voltage; swiftly activated hydraulic or pneumatic metal aircraft assemblies, such as landing gear, speed brakes, flaps, and other components; working near aircraft jet blast, heat, fuel, oil, high noise levels, icy amps, wet or slippery surfaces of aircraft and work stands. Subject to cuts and burns, eye strain and skin irritation from fumes, paints, and fluids. Works outdoors and indoors.


Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing 50 pounds or over.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.
  • Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • Pre-employment Physical.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the ability to plan, manufacture, and install cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastenings such as single and double-hem edges and single, double or grooved seams.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12, or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:


  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools, power tools, measuring instruments and make repetitive repairs.
  • Experience demonstrating basic knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series.
  • Experience providing assistance to the journeyman by performing the simpler and routine duties of the trade.


  • Experience planning, manufacturing, and installing cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastening.
  • Experience cutting and forming by using basic hand and powered tools such as hammers, chisels, hand snips, band and circle saws, squaring shears, seamers, bar folders, breaks, and stakes.
  • Experience assembling parts by seaming, bolting, screwing, riveting, tacking, spot-welding, or soldering.
  • Experience demonstrating a basic understanding of using measuring instruments.


  • Experience in planning, layout, and construction skills to manufacture items and systems with dovetailed seams, set-in-bottom seams, burred-bottom seams, or wired or lock seams.
  • Experience using more complicated shop tools and equipment.
  • Experience in using metals including stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material and alloys.
  • Experience demonstrating the use of more complicated mathematical calculations and complicated measuring instruments.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Education that was successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school which can be used at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience. (Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.)


  • Knowledge of and skill in the selection and use of special sheetmetal tools and equipment without instructions, and develop modifications to prototype or test equipment.
  • Ability to plan, construct, assemble, disassemble, repair, fabricate, and install irregular items and systems having combined shapes to exacting tolerances using the least number of seams and amount of metal.
  • Ability to independently develop plans and make decisions.
  • Skill in making layouts using recognized trade methods and practices.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

  • MILITARY GRADE (Prior to appointment): Enlisted: E-3 through E-6
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any Army Aviation unit within the state.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment.

STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.

Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut National Guard. Good luck!


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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 (see

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG - G1 or CTANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.

Salary Range: $17.81 to $32.74 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-3806-05/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: AREAS I & II

Control Number: 417917500

Job Announcement Number: CT-15-191 (1525093)