Wood Craft Instructor

Department Of Defense Elmendorf Air Force Base , AK 99506

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




About the position:

This position will be assigned to the Arts & Crafts Center.

Flexible employees have work schedules that depend on the needs of the Facility. You may work a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

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Operates and maintains a woodworking shop for patron use. Equips shop with a variety of woodworking and wood crafting equipment.

Maintains stock of wood, wood products, and other woodworking shop supplies to complete a variety of woodworking projects. Prepares shop budget. Prepares requests for supplies and equipment required for shop operation.

Registers patrons, collects appropriate fees, and issues materials, tools, and equipment. Requests supplies and equipment for shop operations. Controls and accounts for funds.

Develops curriculum for skills development woodworking classes. Demonstrates proper techniques and methods used in building, refinishing and repairing wood projects.

Assists patrons in completing layouts and provides general guidelines involved in estimating material, cost and waste minimizing techniques, selection or substitution of materials. Examines various characteristics of wood, such as soft/hard/plywood, veneers and wood substitutes, gluing, bonding agents and other woodworking materials. Determines various materials that will give items required strength, durability, fit, match and high-grade appearance.

Instructs patrons in proper use of a wide range of woodworking machines such as routers, lathes, power shapers, and jointers. Demonstrates development of curved, contoured and shaped surfaces and features such as inlays, miniature parts, matched panels, complex joints, etc.

Demonstrates and follows safety practices in operating machines and using tools and equipment, protective ear and eye devices, respirators to protect against sawdust and vapors and machine guards to protect against injury. Assists other Wood Crafters in making or repairing squadron/division property and equipment when necessary.

Ensures working area is clean, floor is swept and mopped and all equipment is cleaned and replaced in proper places before opening and closing the facility. Adheres to established safety and fire regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Effort: Works in tiring positions for prolonged periods.

Work requires frequent standing, bending, stooping, crouching and arm movement. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 45 pounds. May occasionally lift heavier items with assistance. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and serious injuries, such as loss of fingers from accidents while operating woodworking machines.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

4605 Wood Crafting

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.

  • Must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical.

  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone.

Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 08/11/2021

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:

Must have experience which demonstrates knowledge of wood crafting methods and techniques to make and repair a variety of wooden items with unique and intricate shapes and designs. Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of a wide variety of hardwoods, softwoods, plywood, veneers, wood substitutes, gluing and bonding agents and other woodworking materials.

Ability to compute and ensure consistency of dimensions on interlocking parts. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures; ability to prepare operating budget, control and account for funds, prepare supply requisitions and maintain stock and equipment levels. Knowledge of set up, operation and maintenance of precision wood crafting machines and woodworking hand and power tools.

Skill in interpreting complex instructions, sketches, blueprints and specifications to make jigs, templates and fixtures to extend and/or adapt machines. Ability to instruct and assist wood shop patrons. In addition, must be able to follow written and/or oral instruction, work orders and specifications related to wood crafting work.

Requires frequent standing, stooping, bending, and arm movement. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 45 pounds.

Must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Must have ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Must possess skill in dealing with the public. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). "This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use."


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.

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Wood Craft Instructor

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