This position is located in the Quality Assurance division within the United States Mint, Manufacturing Department and requires extended professional training and experience which has demonstrated leadership and marked attainments in the metallurgical field. The purpose of this position is to provide scientific support to the manufacturing and inspection of coins and coinage materials with a focus in the study and testing of metals used in the creation of critical parts (e.g. dies, collars, die holders, etc.) used throughout the manufacturing process.
Expertise in grain size analysis using specialized software
Knowledge of scanning electronmicroscophy with EDS detection a plus
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Experience with metallurgy and chemical principles, theories, practices and methodologies to chemically and metallurgically analyze a wide variety of metal samples and materials containing precious metals; AND - Make chemical determinations and proper assays for an industrial manufacturing environment.
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in metallurgy or metallurgical engineering at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included at least 20 semester hours in metallurgical subjects. OR B. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
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Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes
•Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. •Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year. •Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire. •A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums. •A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions. •Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
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STEM at the U.S. Mint
Many different careers use the problem-solving and innovation techniques taught in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and these skills are in demand now more than ever. In fact, there were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in the United States in 2015, according to a January 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Did you know the United States Mint uses STEM to make coins? We use science as a method of quality control, including chemistry to form the metal makeup of coins, special gas atmospheres in furnaces to soften coins for stamping, cleaning solutions that contain acids and oils, and special remote technology to monitor and control presses.