Air Force Materiel Command Shot Peening Machine Operator in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Tinker AFB, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission.

The full performance level: 08

NOTE: New appointment shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise.

CUT-OFF DATE: Complete application packages processed by the first cut-off date of *27 October 2016 *may be rated and receive first consideration for employment. If your application is submitted and processed after this date, you will receive consideration on an "as needed basis".

This register is being established and may be used to fill:

(A) Full time permanent positions; OR

(B) Full time term positions exceeding 1 year but will not exceed 4 years from the date of the initial term appointment; OR

(C) Full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year.


The primary purpose of this position is to set up and operate a variety of air blast shot peening machines manual and automatic to increase the resistance of metal parts to possible fatigue cracks. Interpret blueprints and technical orders in performing the following typical tasks. Examine parts received to determine areas to be peened, rejecting those with imperfections that do not conform to specifications. Operate particle blasting, vapor blasting, and nozzle blasting machines. Prepare chambers, portable units, booths, or open areas, and set operating controls. Perform preventive maintenance by lubricating equipment, chaning filters, and screens. Control tools and accomplish maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with shot peening operations. Document work performed through the use of Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) and other systems as appropriate. Utilize safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations, and maintain a safe and clean work environment.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to travel in accordance with JTR
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:


  2. Ability to interpret blueprints and technical orders in performing shot peening tasks.

  3. Ability to use and maintain shot peening/sandblasting tools and equipment.

  4. Knowledge of technical practices regarding cleaning/peening characteristics.

  5. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.

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 worked per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: 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.

Other Significant Facts:

  1. Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.

  2. Incumbent will be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing. (This is a drug testing designated position)

  3. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.

  4. May be required to possess a valid operator's license to drive and operate a motor vehicle to and from work sites.

  5. May be required to become certified on systems and operations contained within assignment.

  6. May be required to work overtime, on rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc.

Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, climbing, crawling, and crouching in strained and awkward positions for prolonged periods to blast interior and exterior surfaces at various heights up to 100 feet. Uses hands, legs, and arms to climb vertical ladders to stagings or suspended platforms. Lifts, carries, and sets up equipment and components that weigh up to 75 pounds and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds. May be required to control blasting hose with nozzles subject to extremely high pressures (e.g., in excess of 100 psi).

Working Environment:

Work is normally performed inside and outside in open and enclosed work locations under varied temperature, illumination, ventilation, and weather conditions. May be subjected to the possibility of cuts, burns, strains, and broken bones. Will be exposed to noise, dust, and flying abrasives, rust, scale, paint chips, slag, or loose objects, and all kinds of weather at work locations. Is required to wear heavy protected gloves, clothing, ear protection, air-fed hoods, or helmets, respirators, and safety shoes.

NOTE: If you want to change and/or add information to your application package (resume with acceptable format) during the open period of this announcement, you will need to reapply (to include completing the online questionnaire) and include the changed and/or added information with your application package. This will ensure you receive full consideration for this position.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Upon the submission of your application package to, you will receive an automatic reply from OPM informing you that your application has been submitted, received and is being processed.

After the announcement closes you will receive a Notice of Results. This will inform you of your eligibility according to the information you input when answering the occupational questionnaire questions. At this point you have completed the application process.

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a manual review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your online questionnaire, along with your resume and any documentation you submitted to support your responses will be reviewed. You will receive written notice via email that designates whether or not you are found to be eligible to be referred for consideration for the position.

If you are ultimately deemed ineligible, from your Notice of Results, you will receive no further correspondence concerning the position. If or when the position is re-announced or re-opened, you may wish to re-apply.

Applicants considered eligible for the position, will receive notification of referral for employment consideration. If you are referred for consideration, you may receive additional correspondence via email or phone pertaining to a position. Should you be referred for consideration and not selected, you will receive a Disposition letter informing you that the position has been filled.

Even though you are considered eligible for the position, you may not receive notification of referral due to several possible reasons, i.e., no current vacancies to fill, ample veterans for initial consideration, not in the first cut-off, etc. You may, however, be referred for consideration in the future.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Applicants must be US Citizens and proof (such as Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers, etc.) will be required during in-processing.

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position. In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704. Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50.

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $21.08 to $24.59 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-3769-08/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453177900

Job Announcement Number: AFMC-1823602-779559-9V-RW