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Nondestructive Tester & Inspector

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Army Tank-Automotive And Armament Command (Tacom) Watervliet , NY 12189

Posted 5 months ago



About the Position: The Watervliet Arsenal is an Army-owned & operated manufacturing center located in New York. It is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations in 1813. Today it is relied upon by U.S. and foreign militaries to produce the most advanced, high-powered weaponry for cannon, howitzer, and mortar systems. The Arsenal is the only location in the DoD that has a weapons research facility (Bent Labs) collocated with a manufacturing facility.

Perform inspections through the application of a variety of nondestructive testing methods and techniques such as Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant.
Use a variety of test, measuring, and diagnostic equipment, which in many cases involves critical tolerances. Sets up, operates and adjusts a variety of NDTI and associated equipment.
Perform operator maintenance and adjustments on NDT equipment such as mixing and maintaining the proper liquid suspension for the magnetic particle wet method horizontal inspection unit.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 5%

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Required to have central certification by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing in the following levels: (1) Level II Magnetic Particle (MT) Test Methods; AND (2) Level II Liquid Penetrant (PT) Test Methods.
This position involves duties which are subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations regarding hazardous wastes.
A pre-appointment medical examination and annual thereafter, is required.
Due to the nature of this position, employees are required to work both planned and unscheduled overtime.
This position requires the employee to use personal protective equipment provided by the employer.
May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) NonDestructive Tester & Inspector without more than normal supervision which includes: (1) performing nondestructive inspections which includes magnetic particle testing and liquid inspection testing on production items; (2) determining physical characteristics, defects, and/or unacceptable conditions of the items/material under inspection; and (3) preparing inspection forms and/or reports on findings, evaluations and final inspection results.- Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision Screen Out
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Dexterity and Safety
Knowledge of Metals
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work involves prolonged periods of standing, walking, repeated bending and occasional climbing. Moderate lifting and carrying (approximately 40 pounds) of items is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent is subject to radiation from x-ray machines, fumes during penetrant inspection, and soiled clothes from splashed solutions.

Incumbent is also exposed to constant noise, dust, solvents, grease, and oils. Works around machinery with moving parts and around moving objects or vehicles. Incumbent is required to wear rubber gloves during magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection.

Work involves eyestrain during viewing of very small imperfections and examining indications of fractures. Work is generally done inside in areas that are well lighted, heated and ventilated with concrete or wood floors. May work in areas that are drafty, hot, poorly lit, noisy and dirty.

Subject to grease, scrapes, cut and bruises. Continuously wears safety glasses and safety shoes.


Additional information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) #15 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's .
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 . NOTES:

  1. For promotion to the full performance level of WG-3705-12, Level II certification in the Ultrasonic test methods (consisting of a physical exam, a 40-hour course with exam, and 1200 hours on-the-job training) will be required.

  2. For promotion to the full performance level of WG-3705-12, Level II certification in the Eddy Current test methods (consisting of a physical exam, a 40-hour course with exam, and 1200 hours on-the-job training) will be required.

  3. For promotion to the full performance level of WG-3705-12, Level II certification in the Radiographic (RT) test methods (consisting of a physical exam, a 40-hour course with exam, and 1200 hours on-the-job training) will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1.Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: . 2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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 .
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.

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.

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Nondestructive Tester & Inspector

Expired Job

Army Tank-Automotive And Armament Command (Tacom)