Air Force Materiel Command Engineering Equipment Operator, WG-5716-10 in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Job Overview

Job Overview

From Paul Revere's lantern to sophisticated global networks today! Hanscom Air Force Base outside of Boston, MA, is home to several dynamic organizations with the important mission of providing the latest in command, control, and information systems for the Air Force, the Department of Defense and America's allies.

Joining our team will give you access to some of the nation's best academic, cultural, and historical resources, while providing a vital service to our nation's armed forces.

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

Hanscom Air Force Base, MA is located in a "high cost of living" area.

Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to operate engineering and construction equipment and perform functions such as: cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials.



  • Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications on such projects as breaking new ground for trails, roads, airfields, or other construction sites.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Uses and maintains tools and equipment. Performs maintenance, such as checking and replenishing fluids to proper levels, examining and changing filters, lubricating equipment, and making necessary adjustments.
  • Maintains records and documents action. Initiates or annotates forms or reports.


  • Heavy physical effort is used by the operator in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls to operate the equipment and attachments. Requires physical and mental coordination and depth perception. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. Work becomes increasingly strenuous because of the larger type of equipment handled and the requirement for more frequent adjustments under adverse operating conditions.

  • The employee works outside in all kinds of weather, often in an open driver's seat. Works near moving parts of equipment and machinery. The operator is exposed to injury due to the possibility of the equipment overturning, and to slipping and sliding on ice or snow. Employee is subject to noise, vibration, dust, dirt, and fumes from the motor and exhaust. May be required to wear protective clothing, such as hard hats, steel-toed shows, gloves, masks, and aprons.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work will require travel away from the normal duty station
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance
  • Travel expenses will not be paid
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives may be used
  • Requires a pre-employment Physical Examination
  • Requires a Class 2A Hoisting License
  • Requires a Commercial Class A Driver's License

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, 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 of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

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 per week.


  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.
  • The position requires a Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Class 2A Hoisting License.

  • This position requires a Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Class A Commercial Driver's License.

  • Employee safeguards budget-related information and/or files.

  • May be required to train/guide other employees.

  • The employee will be required to work other than normal duty hours and shift hours. Overtime and shift will include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to serve "on call" and may be required to be available after duty hours when problems arise. The incumbent is subject to call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operations Exercises and Real World Threats and Events.

  • Employee will be required to support Special Events (i.e., Annual Air Show, Base Exercises) not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.

  • Employee will be required to augment the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary skill code. Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practice and would receive appropriate safety equipment.

  • Employee will be required to carry an electronic beeper or cell phone.

  • Employee will be required to travel away from the normal duty station.

  • Hand, foot, and eye coordination, good depth perception and a high degree of concentration are required in handling and manipulating controls to perform the work of this position.

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required.

  • This position may be designated mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.


Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for this special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant as defined in 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 330.604(k) is one whose competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on the Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

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: $24.31 to $28.38 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5716-10/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 472432700

Job Announcement Number: AFMCD-1976037-891535-7W-PRB