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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
United States Mint
Position Title:
Metal Forming Machine Operator
Open Period:
12/01/2016 - 12/15/2016


WG - 3869 06
USD $18.83 - USD $21.98
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Denver, CO, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Applicant Call Center


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 4 yrs
Appointment Type Details:
Term (NTE 1 year, may be extended up to 4 years)
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
This is a term appointment position for a Metal Forming Machine Operator located in the Manufacturing Coining Division, which is physically located in Denver, CO. This position temporarily assists with numismatic projects during periods of high coining demands. Includes skills such as packaging, laboring and the adjustment and operation of several different types of high speed automatic and semiautomatic machines.   
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


As a Metal Forming Machine Operator, you will:

  • Perform maintenance tasks such as cleanup, greasing and oiling of equipment. Continually check the machines to assure that moving parts do not overheat, bind, or jam. 
  • Perform various hand operations required or associated with the operation of the presses. Operate a one ton bridge or overhead crane to pick up, move and position boxes of coin blanks to fill hoppers. Move filled boxes of coins with material handling equipment.
  • Operate or assists in operating various equipment as required by production schedules, e.g. operate upsetting (milling) machines, counting and bagging machines, annealing machines, and coil weighing machines. Perform various operations in the receiving area such as operating forklift trucks and recording shipments.
  • May be required to operate a forklift (after training) with (2,000 - 10,000) pounds capacity to load or off-load precious metals, supplies, and or equipment. Possess and maintain training certificate on forklift operation and use. Conduct initial quality check of forklift before using the equipment, and refers any discovered problems to others for repair.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Physical Requirements:

Operators frequently handle objects weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) and occasionally lift objects in excess of 23 kilograms (50 pounds). Heavy physical effort is sometimes required to maneuver coils of sheet metal weighing up to 4500 kilograms (5 tons) onto presses using a chain lift or other mechanical devices. They are required to push, pull, bend, reach, walk, and stand for prolonged periods of time.


Working Conditions

Operators usually perform work in areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated, frequently noisy, and sometimes dusty, dirty, greasy, humid, and wet. They are exposed to fumes and the possibility of skin and eye irritation when working with chemical compounds; to varying degrees of heat due to seasonal temperature changes; to the possibility of sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones from moving parts of machines, abrasive particles, and hot metals; and to the possibility of falls from ladders when positioning boxes of blank coins to empty into overhead hoppers. Various protective devices such as gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes, glasses, and shields are used.


You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position. You must meet the screen-out element, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions.  In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) on all other elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. 

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.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Education Requirements:
    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen Out), Knowledge of Equipment, Structure, Materials, etc. (includes constructing repair, and forging), Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading), Ability to Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, etc., for Metal Work. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, superior, good, and acceptable, depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.  Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. 

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
    You must meet the following requirements within 14 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Appointees to this temporary position will be eligible to earn annual (vacation) and sick leave. This includes earning at least 13 days of vacation leave as well as 13 days of sick leave each year. Learn more about temporary and term appoints here: Temporary and Term positions
    Other Information:
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - This is a bargaining unit position.

    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis, 5 days a week.  Work schedules may vary and assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed.  The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
    - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position.  This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    - Pass a pre-employment physical examination.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    The United States Mint has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization.  Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    The United States Mint provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    You will be re-directed to The United States Mint's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
    Required Documents:
    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). 

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
    Next Steps:
    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.