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Army National Guard Units FABRIC WORKER in Indianapolis, Indiana


THIS IS AN INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is part of the IN CSMS 1, Indiana National Guard under Position Description Number D1210000. If you would like the complete list of duties, please contact the POC of this announcement.


Fabricates canvas covers, tarpaulins, and other canvas and leather items that are difficult to plan, lay out, construct, and fit because of figure irregularities, uncommon shapes and sizes, unusual designs, or intricately constructed parts.

Cuts out patterns and all parts of the item determining thickness and gauge of material needed. Sews/bonds parts of canvas, leather, and synthetic materials together.

Replaces hardware on canvas and webbing. Attaches tack buttons by clinching tack and buttons to material with hammer and wood block or by fastening with tack-button machine.

Inserts eyelets, attaches tabular or belt rivets to canvas and webbing items, installs tent slips, and attaches other types of hardware to canvas equipage and tentage slips byclasps.

Repairs worn or damaged leather equipment and attachments. Hand sews leather using saddler?s stitch or running stitch; using tools such as stitch maker, awl, fid, and needles.

Repairs or replaces upholstery on tactical, commercial, and combat vehicles and equipment. Examines vehicle to determine extent of repair.

Cleans, maintains, and makes necessary adjustments to tools and power sewing machines used.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment


MILITARY GRADES: E-4 thru E-8 COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS: ENL CMF: 12, 91, 92 GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to take measurements, make patterns and layouts, mark, cut, fit and sew or cement parts together, using hand or power tools and equipment and knowledge of fabrics and constructions methods. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 18 months experience or training reading and interpreting designs and blueprints, technical manuals, and prints, and drawing individual patterns, making alterations or adjustments to difficult patterns. Experience computing dimensions, lay out circles, angles, curves and irregular shapes. Experience planning, laying out, altering and constructing different, new or one-of-a-kind items. Experience applying mathematical principles such those used in the calculation and measurement of fabric. Experience operating, repairing, and maintaining sewing machines, punch presses and other related equipment. Experience using a variety of hand and power tools and measuring devices such as flexible measuring tapes, straight and curved rules, protractors, compasses, dividers, squares, patterns and templates. Specialized Experience Requirements for NGB Federal Wage System Positions for claiming civilian job experience: Creditable experience must have been performed at least 30 consecutive days and be properly documented. Experience in the same line of work can only be credited on the basis of a regular 40-hour workweek. Hours per week MUST be documented on resume to receive any credit. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

Indiana National Guard Federal Technicians will wait 18 MONTHS after being selected for a tenure 1, 2, or 3 position before applying for another Indiana National Guard Federal Technician position on USAJOBS. This includes new appointments, reassignments, promotions, and changes to lower grade.

IF you were selected for any tenure 0 Temporary position, this does not apply to you. IF you were selected for a Temporary Promotion, your 18 month period does not restart and will remain the effective date of your tenure 1, 2 or 3 position. If you would like to request a waiver, download the memorandum template from

The memorandum will be written by the employee and signed by their supervisory chain. Supervisors will submit the signed memorandum for final review to the HRO Staffing inbox: The Human Resources Officer is the final approval for all waivers. If approved, the memorandum will be returned. To be considered, the completed memorandum must be submitted with your application documents before the closing date of this announcement


Additional Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( 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 Alternate Application.