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The government’s Personnel Classification System includes Wage Grade occupations grouped into families of like jobs. The 36 occupational families range from WG-2500 to WG-9000. Each occupational family has its own group number and title which makes it distinctive from every other family grouping. The following is a list of the Wage Grade families with links to current job vacancies.

There were 192,520 federal wage grade workers employed in this group as of March 2016 of which 1,236 work overseas in foreign countries. Most cabinet level agencies and some large and small independent agencies employ wage grade workers. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense with 136,069 civilians employed.

Each occupational family has a three part identifier: the Pay System, Occupational Group Number, and Title. In the example WG-2500, Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Family, WG means the job is in the Wage Grade Schedule (or blue collar) pay system; 2500 is the Occupational Family Number; and Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance is the Occupational Family Title. Each occupational family lists the individual jobs that comprise the family with their corresponding Job Series Numbers and Titles. A brief description is provided for each of the occupational Wage Grade families and the jobs within that family.

Because of the scope and variety of Federal Government operations, and the continuing changes taking place in wage grade occupations, a separate occupation is not always established for each identifiable line of work. The “01” code in each job family, therefore, is designated as a general code, and is used for jobs which cannot be identified with an established occupation within the family but which can be identified with the family itself.

The following information is compiled from numerous federal documents including qualification standards, job announcements, career articles, occupation flysheets, FEDSCOPE, OPM, Agency websites, interviews with federal employees, The United States Government Manual, and from the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Wage Grade Occupational Families

 

Click on the occupational family for job listings of federal government and related private sector jobs. You will also find a general description of that group, the number employed, and the hiring agencies. Direct links to USAJOBS listings are also provided for each occupation. To search by job title visit our Alphabetical Job Listings Page.


WG-2500   Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Family
WG-2600   Equipment Installation and Maintenance Family
WG-2800   Electrical Installation & Maintenance Family
WG-3100   Fabric & Leather Work Family
WG-3300   Instrument Work Family
WG-3400   Machine Tool Work Family
WG-3500   General Services & Support Work Family
WG-3600   Structural & Finishing Work Family
WG-3700   Metal Processing Family
WG-3800   Metal Working Family
WG-3900   Motion Picture, Radio, Television, and Sound Equipment Operation Family
WG-4000   Lens and Crystal Work Family
WG-4100   Painting & Paperhanging Family
WG-4200   Plumbing & Pipefitting Family
WG-4300   Pliable Materials Work Family
WG-4400   Printing Family
WG-4600   Wood Work Family
WG-4700   General Maintenance & Operations Work Family
WG-4800   General Equipment Maintenance Family
WG-5000   Plant and Animal Work Family
WG-5200   Miscellaneous Occupations Family
WG-5300   Industrial Equipment Maintenance Family
WG-5400   Industrial Equipment Operation Family
WG-5700   Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Family
WG-5800   Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
WG-6500   Ammunition, Explosives, & Toxic Materials Work Family
WG-6600   Armament Work Family
WG-6900   Warehousing & Stock Handling Family
WG-7000   Packing and Processing Family
WG-7300   Laundry, Dry Cleaning, & Pressing Family
WG-7400   Food Preparation & Servicing Family
WG-7600   Personal Services Family
WG-8200   Fluid Systems Maintenance Family
WG-8600   Engine Overhaul Family
WG-8800   Aircraft Overhaul Family

 

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WG-2500 Wire Communications Equip. Installation & Maintenance Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the construction, installation, maintenance, repair and testing of all types of wire communications systems and associated equipment which are predominantly electrical-mechanical. Work involved in the installation and repair of communications equipment which requires in-depth knowledge of operating electronic principles should be coded to electronic equipment installation and maintenance family, 2600.

There are 511 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 488 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs  13.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Telecommunications Mechanic WG-2502 - Work includes installing, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining voice and non voice communication systems including central office, private branch automatic exchanges (PBAXs), local area network systems, telephone sets, wire carrier equipment, communication cable, alarm systems, intercom and public address systems, and teletype equipment. The work requires knowledge of telephone and data circuitry equipment and installation procedures; knowledge of basic electrical and electronic principles as they pertain to voice and nonvoice transmissions; the ability to understand and follow such technical guidance as circuit descriptions, schematics, and layout sheets; and the ability to locate and repair trouble within the telecommunications system.

Wire Communications Cable Splicing WG-2504 - This occupation includes jobs involved in splicing; diagnosing trouble; repairing; and testing aerial, ground, underground, and/or submarine multiple-conductor cables.

 

WG-2600 Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance Family

 

This job family includes occupations involved in the installation, repair, overhaul, fabrication, tuning, alignment, modification, calibration, and testing of electronic equipment and related devices, such as radio, radar, loran, sonar, television, and other communications equipment; industrial controls; fire control, flight/landing control, bombing-navigation, and other integrated systems; and electronic computer systems and equipment.

There are 10,299 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 68 work overseas or in the U.S. Territories. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with 8,411 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 233, and the Treasury Department 144. Other cabinet level and a few large independent agencies employ small numbers of this group.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Electronic Measurement Equipment Mechanic WG-2602 - involved in maintenance, repair, calibration, and certification of electronic test, measurement, and reference equipment used for precise measurement of a variety of electrical and electronic values, quantities, and relationships such as voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, and inductance. This equipment is also used to maintain and assure the functional accuracy and operational precision of industrial, experimental, airborne, marine, and ground electronic systems and equipment. This work requires a working knowledge and practical application of electronic principles and the ability to perform precise measurement of electrical and electronic values, quantities, and relationships. The work also requires skill in performing such processes as troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, overhauling, testing, installing, and calibrating a variety of measurement equipment, instruments, and consoles.

  • USAJOBS WG-2602 (Electronic Measurement Equipment Mechanic Federal Job List)

Electronics Mechanic 2604 - Work is involved with fabricating, overhauling, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining ground, airborne, and marine electronic equipment, such as: radio; radar; sonar; cryptographic; satellite; microwave; micro computers and peripherals; laser; infrared; industrial x-ray; marine, aeronautical, and space navigation aid; TV receiver; surveillance; and similar devices. The work requires knowledge of electronic principles; the ability to recognize improper operation, locate the cause, and determine the best method to correct the defect; and the skill to disassemble, assemble, and adjust electronic equipment. The work includes using both manual and automated test equipment. The work may require the use of a personal computer and numerous software packages to program or realign various components or systems, download information, and detect equipment deficiencies.

Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic 2606 - Work is involved with installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of electronic controls and indicating and recording systems used on industrial machinery or engines, in automated materials storage and handling systems, in aircraft engine and similar test facilities, or in energy monitoring and control systems. This work requires knowledge of the practical application of electronics theories and circuits that are applicable to power, timing, motion control, indicating devices, and pulse and counting mechanisms, including special purpose digital computers (microprocessors) dedicated to control functions, as well as a knowledge of industrial equipment operation and processes.

  • USAJOBS WG-2606 (Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic Federal Job List)

Electronic Digital Computer Mechanic 2608 - This occupation includes jobs involved in the repair, troubleshooting, calibration, and testing of electronic digital computer systems and their components and peripheral devices when used for scientific engineering or administrative computation and recordkeeping; includes repairing and maintaining computer subsystems/components of integrated aircraft and weapons control systems where the work does not require considering the interaction of the items worked on with the total integrated system. The work requires knowledge of the operating electronic principles and mechanics of the computer and auxiliary components, understanding of computer logic, and ability to use a variety of electronic test equipment.

  • USAJOBS WG-2608 (Electronic Digital Computer Mechanic Federal Job List)  

Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic 2610 - These jobs are involved in rebuilding, overhauling, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, calibrating, aligning, and maintaining integrated electronic systems, i.e., where the output of a number of sensor subsystems is integrated in a logic subsystem and the resultant used to modify the operation of the total system. Examples are: fire control, flight/landing control, automatic test equipment, flight simulators, combing navigation, and electronic warfare or multiple integrated electronic systems composed of several of these systems which are closely interrelated and interdependent. This work requires knowledge of electronics principles involved in a number of applications such as radar, data processing, and data display and usually mechanical and hydraulic knowledge's involved in operation of equipment such as control valves, gyros, turrets and mounts, and mechanical computing devices.

 

WG-2800 Electrical Installation and Maintenance Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the fabrication, installation, alteration, maintenance, repair, and testing of electrical systems, instruments, apparatus, and equipment.

There are 9,059 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 52 work overseas or in the U.S. Territories. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with 6,539 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 821, and the Energy Department 639. Most cabinet level and a few large independent agencies employ small numbers of this group.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

 

WG-3100 Fabric & Leather Work Family

This job family includes occupations involving the fabrication, modification, and repair of clothing and equipment made of (a) woven textile fabrics of animal, vegetable, or synthetic origin; (b) plastic film and filaments; (c) natural and simulated leather; (d) natural and synthetic fabrics; and (e) paper. Work involves use of hand tools and mechanical devices and machines to lay out, cut, sew, rivet, mold, fit, assemble, and attach bindings to articles such as uniforms, rain gear, hats, belts, shoes, briefcases, holsters, equipage articles, tents, gun covers, bags, parachutes, upholstery, mattresses, brushes, etc.

There are 819 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with 591 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 69 and the DOD 17. 

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Fabric Working WG 3105 - - Fabric work involves taking measurements, making patterns and layouts, marking, cutting, fitting, and sewing or cementing parts together, using hand or power tools and equipment and knowledge of fabrics and construction methods.

Upholstering WG 3106 - - Upholstering work involves taking measurements, making patterns and layouts, cutting fabrics, fitting and joining cover pieces, and installing and fastening upholstery materials in place, using hand or power tools and equipment and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods.

Sewing Machine Operating WG-3111- - involves operating power sewing machines to sew, alter, or repair wearing apparel, linens, blankets, and other fabric articles. This includes operation of automatic sewing machines when the operator must know how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, adjust tension, and oil parts

 

WG-3300 Instrument Work Family

This job family includes occupations that involve fabricating, assembling, calibrating, testing, in-stalling, repairing, modifying, and maintaining instruments and instrumentation systems for measuring, regulating, and computing physical quantities such as movement, force, acceleration, displacement, stress, strain, vibration or oscillation frequency, phase and amplitude, linear or angular velocity, voltage, current, power, impedance, etc. Examples of such instruments and equipment are: gyro, optical, photographic, timekeeping, electrical, metered, pressure, and geared instruments, test equipment, and navigation, flight control, and fuel totalizing systems. The work requires knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, optical, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic principles. Work that primarily involves fabricating and repairing electronic instruments should be coded to the electronic equipment installation and maintenance family, 2600.

There are 866 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 751 civilians employed.  The Department of Agriculture employs 83 and the Interior Department employs 18.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Optical Instrument Repairing WG 3306 - Work involved in troubleshooting, overhauling, modifying, maintaining, and testing optical instruments such as binoculars, telescopes, cameras, sextants, gun sights, periscopes, and cinetheodolites. These jobs primarily require knowledge and application of optical principles, procedures, and materials and, in addition, knowledge of mechanical and electrical methods of mounting and controlling optical systems

Instrument Making WG 3314/strong - Work involved in planning and fabricating complex research and prototype instruments that are made from a variety of materials and are used to detect, measure, record, and regulate heat, pressure, speed, vibration, sound, illumination, biomedical phenomena, and other areas of interest to scientific, engineering, or medical personnel.

Instrument Mechanic WG 3359/strong - These jobs are involved with installing, aligning, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, testing, and calibrating a variety of instruments containing electric, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and/or electronic components, assemblies, and controls. The work includes using both manual and automated test equipment such as pneumatic, hydraulic, or vacuum test stands or computer controlled electronic test consoles to test, align, and calibrate instruments. The work also includes maintaining, repairing, and calibrating precision instruments and standards such as dial indicators, concentricity gauges, sine bars, micrometers, and plug and ring gauges. The work requires knowledge and application of electrical and mechanical principles; knowledge of pneumatic and/or hydraulic mechanisms; and, in some work situations, knowledge of electronic principles and theory.

 

WG-3400 Machine Tool Work Family

 This job family includes occupations that involve setting up and operating machine tools and using hand tools to make or repair (shape, fit, finish, assemble) metal parts, tools, gages, models, patterns, mechanisms, and machines; and machining explosives and synthetic materials.

There are 4,204 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 4.016 civilians employed.  The Department of Treasury employs 91, Homeland Security employs 35, and the Government Printing Office employs 21.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

 

WG-3500 General Services & Support Work Family

 

This job family includes occupations not specifically covered by another family that require little or no specialized training or work experience to enter. These occupations usually involve work such as moving and handling material (e.g., loading, unloading, digging, hauling, hoisting, carrying, wrapping, mixing, pouring, spreading); washing and cleaning laboratory apparatus, cars, and trucks, etc.; cleaning and maintaining living quarters, hospital rooms and wards, office buildings, grounds, and other areas; and doing other general maintenance work, by hand or using common hand tools and power equipment. They may involve heavy or light physical work and various skill levels. Skills are generally learned through job experience and instruction from supervisors or, in some instances, formal training programs lasting a few days or weeks or longer.

There are15,424 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 13 work overseas. T. The largest employer is the Veterans Administration with 11,828 followed by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 1,295. and the Interior Department with 710. Most cabinet level agencies and some large independent agencies employ workers in this family.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Laboring WG-3502 - Work that primarily requires physical effort and ability to perform laboring duties that involve little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. The work typically involves duties such as loading and unloading trucks; moving office furniture, equipment, and supplies by hand or with various moving devices (e.g., dollies and/or hand trucks); mowing lawns and trimming shrubs; washing vehicles; and clearing and digging ditches. These duties are commonly found in a variety of work situations such as roads and grounds maintenance, industrial operations, warehouses, office buildings, printing facilities, supply centers, and production areas.

Laboratory Working WG-3511 - Work requiring ability to clean, prepare for sterilization, sterilize, and assemble laboratory and hospital glassware, instruments, and related items. This work includes such tasks as sorting and loading items into washing machine baskets; operating washing machines, sterilizers, water stills, and centrifuges; preparing flasks, beakers, vials, test tubes, and dishes by capping, corking, plugging, and wrapping; of glassware, instruments, tubing, adapters, connectors, etc., into a composite unit.


Coin/Currency Checking WG-3513 - These jobs are involved with visually examining: (1) finished coins and medals for finish, appearance, discoloration, missing letters, etc.; or (2) U.S. currency, stamps, bonds, and other paper securities and documents to detect imperfections.

Laboratory Support Working WG-3515 - This occupation includes jobs involved in performing manual work in laboratories, clinics, etc., in support of educational, research, or similar activities. Work includes such tasks as preparing samples by measuring, grinding, drying, sieving, chopping, and mixing materials and solutions; transporting, setting up, dismantling, and arranging models, exhibits, equipment, and supplies; checking equipment for proper operation; and operating and making minor repairs to auxiliary equipment such as water stills, electric power distribution panels, pH meters, and spectrophotometers. It does not include jobs that primarily require technical knowledge of the biological or agricultural sciences, physical sciences, medicine, or other scientific activities.

Railroad Repairing WG-3546 - This work involves installing, removing, aligning, maintaining, and repairing rails, ties, ballast, switches, frogs, joints and other parts of railroad tracks and roadbeds using hand operated power tools and other manually operated equipment. The work requires a knowledge of the layout and maintenance requirements of tracks, roadbeds, and their parts, and ability to find and repair defects in them using specialized railroad maintenance equipment.
Custodial Working WG-3566

 

WG-3600 Structural & Finishing Work Family

 This job family includes occupations not specifically covered by another family that involve doing structural and finishing work in construction, maintenance, and repair of surfaces and structures, e.g., laying brick, block, and stone; setting tile; finishing cement and concrete; plastering; installing, maintaining, and repairing asphalt, tar, and gravel; roofing; insulating and glazing.

There are 1,056 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 786 civilians employed.  The Interior Department employs 125, the Department of Housing and Urban Development employs 124, the Veterans Administration employs  92, and 22 work for the Smithsonian Institute. 

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.

 

WG-3700 Metal Processing Family

 This job family includes occupations which involve processing or treating metals to alter their properties or produce desirable qualities such as hardness or workability, using processes such as welding, plating, melting, alloying, annealing, heat treating, and refining.

There are 4,442 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 4.119 civilians employed.  The Department of Homeland Security employs 72, the Treasury Department 46, the Department of Justice with 27,  the Veterans Administration employs 18 and the Agriculture Department employs 14

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Nondestructive Tester WG-3705 -- This occupation includes jobs involved in the nondestructive examination of metals, composites, ceramics, plastics, and other materials for internal and external structural defects, delaminations, corrosion, and moisture penetration using magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, eddy current, radiographic, ultrasonic, or other types of nondestructive test processes and equipment. The work includes equipment setup, operation, adjustment, and evaluation or interpretation of test readings or results within established parameters for acceptance or rejection. This occupation does not include jobs that primarily require: (1) journey level knowledge and skill of the work processes involved in producing or repairing the items or materials tested; or (2) technical knowledge of engineering, physical, or other sciences in the direct support of laboratory or research operations.

Metalizing Worker WG-37077 - This occupation includes jobs involved in dipping or spraying molten metal coatings, such as tin, zinc, or copper, or metal objects by hand or by use of equipment such as metal spraying machines or galvanizing equipment.

Lead burning WG-3716 - This occupation includes jobs involved in burning (welding) lead and lead alloy parts in fabricating, repairing, and installing lead fixtures and equipment.

Shot Peening Machine Operator WG-3769 - This occupation includes jobs involved in setting up and operating an air blast shot peening machine to harden or strengthen metal surfaces (e.g., the bending and twisting surfaces of landing gear struts, propeller caps, master rods, fulcrums, propeller shafts, and crankshafts). The work includes examining parts received to determine areas to be shot peened and to reject those with imperfections; setting up machine; making test runs on identical parts using Almen metal testing strips, and making necessary adjustments after test runs to obtain adequate peening prior to peening parts on a production basis; and checking and maintaining shot peening machine in operating condition.

 

WG-3800 Metal Working Family

 

This job family includes occupations involved in shaping and forming metal and making and repairing metal parts or equipment. Includes such work as the fabrication and assembly of sheet metal parts and equipment; forging and press operations; structural iron working, stamping, etc. Doesn’t include machine tool work.

There are 9,414 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with8,802 civilians employed. The Treasury Department employs 424, the Department of Homeland Security employs 123, the Department of Justice with 25, and the Veterans Administration employs 16.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Metal Forger WG-3802 -- This work involves the fabrication and repair of various types of ferrous, ferrous-alloy, and nonferrous metal tools, parts, equipment, and structural plates by forging and other methods such as hardening, tempering, stress relieving, and annealing. Forging methods include forging, drop forging, upset forging, and the shaping of metal parts utilizing heat and the force of power or hand hammers to produce required dimensions and contours.

Sheet Metal Mechanic WG-3806 - Work with sheet metal materials requires skill and knowledge in repairing, fabricating, modifying, and installing sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies. The work also requires skill and knowledge in using tools and equipment required in the sheet metal trade and knowledge of shop mathematics and principles.

Mobile Metal Equipment Mechanic WG-38099 - This work involves repairing mobile equipment bodies and mainframe groups. The work requires a knowledge of mobile equipment body construction, the ability to determine the extent of damage and most economical methods of repair, and the skill to remove, fabricate, reshape and replace or repair such damage as, dents, tears, wrinkles, cuts and creases by cutting, knocking out, welding, filling and sanding. Work is performed on such mobile equipment as passenger cars, trucks, buses, warehouse tractors, fork lifts, ambulances, cranes, fire trucks, and mobile construction equipment.

Shipfitter WG-3820 - jobs involved in the modification, fabrication, repair, assembly, and installation of various metal structural parts of ships and other vessels. The work requires knowledge of shipfitting equipment, structures, and metals; skill in laying out, cutting, and shaping of metal parts; and ability to position, align, and secure parts and subassemblies on ships or other vessels.

Metal Forming Machine Operator WG-3869 - This work involves setting up, adjusting, and operating metal forming machines such as sheet metal rolls, brakes, shears, hydraulic or mechanical presses, band saws, blanking presses, punch presses, cut-off saws, flank machines, combination beading machines, planishing machines, shrinking machines, nibblers, power riveters, turret punches, metal stitching machine, drop hammers, and rivet making machines that cut, punch, stamp, draw, shape, and roll cold metal sheets, strips, or wire into desired shapes or contours. The work includes removing and installing dies, punches, and other accessories; aligning the mating parts, allowing for clearances; replacing worn or damaged parts; feeding the sheet metal into the machines; and manipulating the controls to perform the operations required to form sheet metal parts such as for the skin and frame of aircraft, and proof and finished coins, through extrusion and/or other methods.

 

WG-3900 Motion Picture, Radio, TV, & Sound Equip Operation Family

 This job family includes occupations involved in setting up, testing, operating, and making minor repairs to equipment such as microphones, sound and radio controls, sound recording equipment, lighting and sound effect devices, television cameras, magnetic videotape recorders, motion picture projectors, and broadcast transmitters used in the production of motion pictures and radio and television programs. Also includes occupations that involve related work.

There are 84 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers is the Broadcast Board of Governors with 65. A few work for other agencies.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

 

WG-4000 Lens and Crystal Work Family

 This job family includes occupations involved in making precision optical elements, crystal blanks or wafers, or other items of glass, polished metals, or similar materials, using such methods as cutting, polishing, etc.

There are 111 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employer is the Department of the Navy with 49, the VA has 36, and the Department of the Army employs 26.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

 

WG-4100 Painting & Paperhanging Family

 This job family includes occupations which involve hand or spray painting and decorating interiors and exteriors of buildings, structures, aircraft, vessels, mobile equipment, fixtures, furnishings, machinery, and other surfaces; finishing hardwoods, furniture, and cabinetry; painting signs; covering interiors of rooms with strips of wallpaper or fabric, etc.

There are 4,101 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 3,418 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 449,and Homeland Security 73. A few work for other agencies.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

 

WG-4200 Plumbing & Pipefitting Family

 This job family includes occupations that involve the installation, maintenance, and repair of water, air, steam, gas, sewer, and other pipelines and systems, and related fixtures, apparatus, and accessories.

There are 4,563 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 3,490 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 698, the Justice Department 226, and the Smithsonian Institute employs 22. Small numbers of this group work at other agencies. 

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Fuel Distribution System Mechanic WG-4255 - This occupation includes jobs involved in the maintenance and overhaul of pumps, control valves and meters, gauges, filters, separators, tanks, pipelines, and other equipment of one or more mechanical, aqua, or hi-speed hydrant fueling and de-fueling systems.

 

WG-4300 Pliable Materials Work Family

This job family includes occupations involved in shaping, forming, and repairing items and parts from non-metallic moldable materials such as plastic, rubber, clay, wax, plaster, glass, sand, or other similar material.

There are 1,190 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 1,175 and Homeland Security employs 12.

Job Series Titles:(The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)
 

Composite/Plastic Fabricator WG-4352 - This work involves the repair, fabrication, modification, removal, and installation of composite and/or plastic items, parts, assemblies, and structures. Composite/plastic fabricating work requires knowledge of the physical properties and working characteristics of plastic, composite, and compound ingredients, with a working knowledge of metals, metal properties, and metal characteristics.

Molding Worker WG-4373 - This occupation includes jobs involved in making bench, floor, or sweep molds for producing foundry castings. This includes the operation of screw core making machines and core blowing machines.

 

WG-4400 Printing Family

This job family includes occupations involved in letterpress (relief), offset-lithographic, gravure (intaglio), or screen printing; including layout, hand composition, typesetting from hot metal type, platemaking, printing, and finishing operations.

There are 1,051 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Government Printing Office with 560, the Treasury Department with 434, and the Department of Justice with 15.

Job Series Titles: (The USAJOBS selection lists all federal job vacancies for this job series. Click on "Private Sector Job Listings" to search for related occupations in the private sector.)

Bindery Machine Operator WG-4402 - This work involves setting up and operating manual and powered bindery machines such as cutters, collators, binders, drills, folders, stitches, sorters, joggers, and punches in order to assemble and process a variety of paper stock and printed materials, such as maps, charts, books, manuals, pamphlets, circulars, and other publications. The work requires skill in the setup, adjustment, operation, and minor maintenance of bindery machinery and a general knowledge of the quality, use and machinability of various types of paper stock.

Hand Composing WG-4403 - This occupation includes jobs involved in the setting and breakdown of type by hand, combined with the proofreading of work for composition and typographical detail.

Negative Engraver WG-4413 - work involving the use of lithographic and engraving processes in making free-hand corrections, revisions, additions, or modifications on new or existing plastic, and/or film negatives and positives in connection with the reproduction of items such as charts, maps, and other similar publications. The Negative Engraver may make corrections on metal printing plates with pen and tusche. The work requires skill in using standard engraving hand tools and solutions (e.g., water color brushes, various kinds of engraving and etching pens, rulers, lithographic pens, various opaques), and a number of drafting machines.

Offset photographers WG-4414 - This occupation applies knowledge and skill in the evaluation of copy; adjustment of camera and other equipment control settings; use of lenses, filters, halftone and special pattern screens, and photographic materials; selection and arrangement of lighting; determination of the type and number of exposures needed; use of photographic procedures and methods such as enlarging and reducing, dropout, dodging, compositing, vignetting, process color separation, and color correction; and film processing. The work also involves skill in mounting and registering copy, and in the use of instruments such as timers, light and light integrating meters, densitometers, dot percentage readers, and exposure computers.

Offset Press Operator WG-4417 - This work involves the setup, adjustment, operation, and operator maintenance of offset printing presses to produce a variety of single-color, two-color and multicolor printed materials such as manuals, reports, handbooks, pamphlets, maps and charts, and medical atlases. The work requires knowledge of offset press operations, techniques, and processes, and a practical understanding of the relationship between offset press operating and other offset reproduction processes.

Bookbinder WG-4441 - This occupation includes jobs involved in hand binding, rebinding, recasing, and restoring hardback books, manuscripts, musical scores, unbound material, etc. The work includes all hand operations entailed in affixing covers to form books and in finishing same.

Electrolytic Intaglio Platemaker WG-4449 - This occupation includes jobs involved in manufacturing intaglio printing plates by electroforming or galvanoplastic reproduction and in examining and coating or recoating electrolytic and steel intaglio printing plates and miscellaneous machine parts with chromium by electroplating.

 

WG-4600 Wood Work Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance of wooden buildings and other structures, and the fabrication and repair of wood products such as furniture, foundry patterns, and form blocks, using power and hand tools.

There are 2,018 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense with1,247 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 498, the Interior Department employs 101, and the Treasury Department employs 12.  

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Blocker and Bracer WG-4602- This work involved blocking, bracing, staying, and securing cargo for shipment by land, sea, or air. It requires skill in constructing, placing, and installing wooden blocks, wedges, bracing structures and other staying devices, as well as skill in securing items using wires, ropes, chains, cables, plates, and other hardware.

Patternmaker WG-4616 - This work involves planning, laying out, and constructing patterns and core boxes used in forming molds for castings of ferrous and nonferrous metals and other substances. The patterns and core boxes are made from a variety of materials such as wood, wood products, and wood substitutes.

Timber Workman 4639- This occupation includes jobs involved in constructing, installing, maintaining, and repairing piers, wharves, moorings, gangways, and similar docking facilities; fender piling around wharves and dolphin structures for offshore mooring of ships; pontoons, camels, rafts; wooden bridges and trestles; tunnel and sewer supports; and other framing or supporting structures from timbers and planking.

Form Block Maker WG-46544 - This occupation includes jobs involved in laying out and constructing solid wood and wood substitute form blocks used by sheet metal, plate metal, plastic, and fiber glass workers to produce commercial and aircraft parts. The work includes laying out parts with multiple contours and irregular shapes from assembly blueprints, and studying and interpreting technical information such as loft tables, blueprints, technical orders, and microfilm.

 

WG-4700 General Maintenance & Operations Work Family

This job family includes occupations which (1) consist of various combinations of work such as are involved in constructing, maintaining and repairing buildings, roads, grounds, and related facilities; manufacturing, modifying, and repairing items or apparatus made from a variety of materials or types of components; or repairing and operating equipment or utilities; and (2) require the application of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations in more than one job family (unless otherwise indicated), and the performance of the highest level of work in at least two of the trades involved.

There are 15,187 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense with 6,279 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 2,773, the Interior Department employs 2,913, Health and Human Services employs 623, and the Smithsonian employs 230. There are smaller numbers employed at a good number of other agencies in this group.

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Model Maker WG-4714 - jobs involved in planning and fabricating complex research and prototype models which are made from a variety of materials and are used in scientific, engineering, developmental, experimental, and test work.

General Equipment Operator WG-4741 -- This occupation includes jobs involved in operating a combination of transportation, construction, or other mobile equipment and stationary or portable industrial equipment, machinery, tools, or utility systems. The work requires application of skills and knowledge falling within two (or more) job groups, neither of which predominates for recruitment, promotion, reduction-in-force, pay setting, or other personnel processes.

Maintenance Mechanic WG-4749 -- This work involves the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, cement work, painting, and other related trades.

Cemetery Caretaker WG-4754 - Work involves the maintenance upkeep of cemeteries, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as motor vehicle operating, gardening, tractor operating, laboring, and fork lift operating. Such work includes digging graves, setting and aligning headstones, erecting mourners' shelters, setting up casket-lowering devices, and maintaining the appearance of the surrounding grounds.

 

WG-4800 General Equipment Maintenance Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the maintenance or repair of equipment, machines, or instruments which are not coded to other job families because the equipment is not characteristically related to one of the established subject-matter areas such as electronics, electrical, industrial, transportation, instruments, engines, aircraft, ordnance, etc., or because the nature of the work calls for limited knowledge/skill in a variety of crafts or trades as they relate to the repair of such equipment, but not a predominant knowledge of any one trade or craft.

There are 511 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 1,558 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs  221.

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Office Appliance Repairman WG-4806 - This work involves the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of office machines and appliances such as typewriters, calculating and adding machines, addressing and embossing machines, cash registers, time-stamping, numbering, and check writing machines, and duplicating machines such as mimeographs. Work is performed on machines and appliances which incorporate mechanical and electrical features

Aircraft Survival and Flight Equipment Repairman WG-4818 - This occupation includes jobs involved in disassembling, repairing, testing, troubleshooting, examining, fitting, modifying, maintaining, installing, and determining serviceability of aircraft survival and flight equipment such as helmets, torso harness assemblies, preservers, parachutes, life rafts, chemical and biological protective devices, survival kits, oxygen masks, and anti-Gsuits. The work includes operational and circuit checks of emergency signaling and communication devices such as survival radios and beacons. The work requires knowledge of mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance procedures, pyrotechnic and explosive devices, and aircraft egress systems. In addition, the work requires familiarity with aircraft assigned to the unit, detailed knowledge of the operation and characteristics of aircraft survival and flight equipment, and the ability to demonstrate and explain proper usage and operation of the equipment.

 

WG-5000 Plant and Animal Work Family

This job family includes occupations involved in general or specialized farming operations; gardening, including the general care of grounds, roadways, nurseries, greenhouses, etc.; trimming and felling trees; and propagating, caring for, handling, and controlling animals and insects, including pest species.

There are 1,518 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with 589 civilians employed.  The Agriculture Department employs 341, the Interior Department employs 286, the Veterans Administration employs 251 and Health and Human Services employs 26.

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Gardener WG-5003 - This work requires the knowledge of gardening procedures and skill in growing and tending lawns, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The work includes preparing soil for plants, seeding, thinning, transplanting, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, aerating, mulching, spraying, and dusting of grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Insects Production Worker WG-5031 - These jobs involve reproducing, collecting, and caring for insect collections. The work requires practical knowledge of the characteristics of insects and their needs, and skill in observing and handling them.

 

WG-5200 Miscellaneous Occupations Family

This job family includes occupations which are not covered by the definition of any other job family or which are of such a general or miscellaneous character as to preclude placing them within another job family.

There are 2,638 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The Department of Health and Human Services employs 35, the DOD 23, the Interior Department 17 and the Transportation Department 13. 

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Rigger WG-5210 - This work involves the selection, installation and use of cables, ropes, chains, and other weight handling gear to lift, move, and position heavy loads; and the assembly, repair, and installation of standing and running rigging used to support, secure, or operate equipment, machinery, and other items. This work requires a knowledge of rigging practices and weight handling techniques; the ability to plan and select t

Lofting WG-5221 - This occupation includes jobs involved in laying out the lines of a ship and its parts to scale on the mold loft floor and developing and making full-size wooden or paper templates or molds to conform to these layouts.

 

WG-5300 Industrial Equipment Maintenance Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the general maintenance, installation, and repair of portable and stationary industrial machinery, tools, and equipment such as sewing machines, machine tools, woodworking and metal working machines, printing equipment, processing equipment, driving machinery, power generating equipment, air conditioning equipment, heating and boiler plant equipment, and other types of machines and equipment used in the production of goods and services

There are 10,212 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 8,303 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs  827, the Interior Department 307 and the Department of Justice employs 241. There are small numbers employed at other agencies.

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Oiling and Greasing Mechanic WG-5323 - This occupation includes jobs involved in lubricating the moving parts or wearing surfaces of mechanical equipment such as shaft and motor bearings, sprockets, drive chains, gears, and pulleys; forcing grease into bearings with grease guns; filling grease cups; filling or changing oil in machine slumps, using hand, pneumatic, or electric pumps, and changing filters; and cleaning dust, dirt, grease, and other adhering material from machinery and equipment, using rags, brushes, or a compressed air blower. The work includes making minor repairs to equipment.

Production Machinery Mechanic WG-5350 - This work involves the dismantling, repairing, relocating, modifying, maintaining, aligning, and installing of fixed and semi-fixed production machinery, equipment, and systems such as various standard and numerically controlled (N/C) machine tools, woodworking and metalworking machines used in the production of goods. They are located in such places as industrial plants and machine tool repair shops. The work requires a practical knowledge of the mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components of diverse industrial production machinery and their attachments. This includes detailed knowledge of the operating characteristics of the involved machinery, equipment, and systems, their functional relationships, and the applicable installation and repair procedures, methods, and trade practices.

Physiological Trainer Mechanic WG-5365 - This occupation includes jobs involved in the overhaul, modification, installation, relocation, and testing of physiological training devices including altitude indoctrination flight chambers. Physiological training equipment simulates altitude, weightlessness, acceleration and deceleration, and other conditions or forces of gravity and space. The equipment is used for the purpose of training, testing, and conditioning personnel in the safety, emergency, and counter procedures that are a necessary part of high altitude or space flight.

 

WG-5400 Industrial Equipment Operation Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the operation of portable and stationary industrial equipment, tools, and machines to generate and distribute utilities such as electricity, steam, and gas for heat or power; treat and distribute water; collect, treat, and dispose of waste; open and close bridges, locks and dams; lift and move workers, materials, and equipment; manufacture and process materials and products; etc.

There are 5,515 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. T. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 3,972 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs  752, the Interior Department 246 and the Department of Energy employs 198. There are small numbers employed at other agencies.

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Electric Power Controller WG-5407 -- This work involves controlling the generation or distribution of electric power. The jobs are located at power generating plants, power distribution centers, and substations. This work requires the ability to anticipate load changes due to such items as work schedules and weather in order to engage or cut out power sources, to interpret wiring diagrams for a complete primary power system in order to plan routings and locate failures, and to determine the need for and, if warranted, follow emergency procedures in order to insure safety and provide continuous electric service. Employees know how to operate electric power generating and controlling equipment such as high voltage generators, rotary converters, transformers, motor-generators, and remotely operated switches and circuit breakers.

Sandblaster WG-5423 -- These jobs are involved in setting up, operating, and performing preventive maintenance on complete stationary and portable sandblasting equipment and machines used for cleaning metal and nonmetal surfaces. The work requires a knowledge of the operating and preventive maintenance features of sandblasting equipment and machines, cleaning characteristics of metals and nonmetals, cutting or abrasive quality of a wide variety of sand-like abrasives, and the optimum air pressures with specific abrasives to obtain the desired finish without damage to work pieces. The work requires the skill to position and hold work pieces and blasting nozzles, and carry out blasting operations and procedures in a safe manner.

Aircraft Weight and Balance Operator WG-5485 - This occupation includes jobs that involve examining single and multiple engine aircraft for weight and balance purposes, weighing the aircraft, computing weight and balance factors, and releasing the aircraft for flight with respect to weight and balance. This work requires knowledge of the general aircraft structure and the location of various aircraft components, operation of aircraft weighing scales, procedures for weighing each type of aircraft, and methods of computing weight and balance data.

 

WG-5700 Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the operation and operational maintenance of self-propelled transportation and other mobile equipment (except aircraft) used to move materials or passengers, including motor vehicles, engineering and construction equipment, tractors, etc., some of which may be equipped with power takeoff and controls to operate special purpose equipment; ocean-going and inland waterway vessels, harbor craft, and floating plants; and trains, locomotives, and train cars.

There are 10,858 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 276 work either overseas or in the U.S. Territories. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 5,652 civilians employed.  The Veterans Administration employs 2,151, the Interior Department 1,370, the Department of Agriculture with 411, and the Defense Department with 397. The Smithsonian Institute employs 337 and most cabinet level agencies and some large independent agencies employ workers in this group.

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Engineering Equipment Operator 5716 - - These jobs are involved with the operation of gasoline-or diesel-powered engineering and construction equipment with wheeled or crawler type traction. Jobs covered are those involving the operation of equipment such as graders, tractors with bulldozer or angledozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments. This equipment is used to perform such functions as cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials, and to maintain ditches, road shoulders and beds, and fire lines.

Braking-Switching and Conductor WG-5736 - This work involves coordinating (onsite) the movement, make up, or break up of trains, locomotives, and train cars. The work requires knowledge of the layout of a railroad track system; knowledge of and ability to follow numerous safety, signaling, switching, track use, train car, and train movement procedures, restrictions, and requirements; and knowledge of the movement and braking characteristics of locomotives, train cars, and various sizes of trains under a variety of weather, visibility, speed, cargo, track, and other operating conditions. Some work covered also requires ability to plan efficient work sequences in making up, breaking up, and overseeing (onsite the safe movement of trains; ability to coordinate the work of a train crew, and the ability to enforce numerous operational and safety procedures and requirements.

Small Craft Operator WG-5786 - - This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the operation of small oar, sail or mechanically propelled craft, generally under 55 meters (180 feet) in length, to transport personnel and supplies, control harbor pollution, remove aquatic plants, conduct hydrographic surveys of rivers and harbors, or carry out similar functions. The operations are characterized by regular daily tours of duty followed by employees' physical departure from the boat rather than watch and watch, which is characteristic of maritime industry practices. This work requires the ability to steer and navigate the small craft, operate the engines and, in some assignments, to make operating repairs to the engines and the boat itself.

 

WG-5800 Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic

This job family includes occupations involved in repairing, adjusting, and maintaining self-propelled transportation and other mobile equipment (except aircraft), including any special-purpose features with which they may be equipped.

There are 15,808 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 14,690 civilians employed.  The Department of Homeland Security employs 404, the Justice Department 222, the Interior department employs 206, the Veterans Administration 97, Agriculture 73, and 15 work for the Smithsonian Institute.

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Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic WG-5803 -This work involves maintenance, repair, and modification of heavy duty vehicles and mobile equipment which have utility systems or special hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, or electronic systems, features, or controls designed for such purposes as construction, combat, earth moving, ship loading, firefighting, and comparable industrial or special applications. Examples of heavy duty equipment covered by this series include bulldozers, road graders, crawler tractors, power shovels, locomotives, combat tanks, cranes, large missile transporters, and fire trucks. The repair of major systems (such as diesel, gasoline, multifuel, and turbine engines; automatic, standard, and cross-drive transmissions; heavy duty drive line systems; and hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical utility systems) is included, whether accomplished as part of or apart from repair of the total piece of heavy mobile equipment involved. The work requires knowledge of how heavy duty machinery, engines, parts, and systems work; ability to detect faulty items, determine causes of malfunction, and determine best repair methods; and skill to assemble, disassemble, repair, or modify components and systems.

Electromotive Equipment Mechanic WG-5876 - This occupation includes jobs involved in overhaul and repair of electric-powered material handling and other self-propelled mobile equipment such as electric-powered fork lifts, cranes, platform lifts, and electric tugs, including magnetically controlled types. The work requires the application of general mechanical skills and knowledge together with a specialized knowledge of electric motors and circuitry from which such equipment derives motive power.

 

WG-6500 Ammunition, Explosives, & Toxic Materials Work Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the manufacturing, assembling, disassembling, renovating, loading, deactivating, modifying, destroying, testing, handling, placing, and discharging of ammunition, propellants, chemicals and toxic materials, and other conventional and special munitions and explosives.

There are 1,685 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All are employed by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 488 civilians employed. 

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Explosives Operating WG-6502 - This work involves the manufacture of powder, propellant grains, solid or liquid explosives, and mixtures for flares or signals, and the manufacture, assembly, disassembly, renovation, modification, and deactivation of ammunition, explosives, or chemical or toxic filled munitions. Included are jobs which involve operation of equipment, jigs, or machines that were designed or modified to perform particular munitions operations. This work requires a knowledge of explosives and explosives safety practices, the ability to operate equipment that is designed or modified for munitions operations, and the skill to safely perform operations with explosives.

Missile/Toxic Materials Handler Wg-6511 - This occupation includes jobs involved in readying and handling, for storage, transfer or shipment, of explosive or toxic munitions such as poison gases, radioactive materials, or solid propellant ballistic missiles that require strictly controlled temperature or humidity, limitation of shock and vibration, or frequent checks to prevent physical or chemical changes that would make them unsafe or prevent proper operations. This work requires knowledge of the explosive or toxic munitions materials and of mechanical details of containers and controls. Readying and handling include mechanical assembly and disassembly of munitions and containers, such as checking and replacing environmental controls, attaching pads, positioning pads precisely and tightening to close tolerance; frequent checking of condition for replacement or repair of containers or components; and often, careful transporting in order not to exceed critical acceleration, vibration, temperature, or similar characteristic limitations.

 

WG-6600 Armament Work Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the installation, repair, rebuilding, adjusting, modification, and testing of small arms and artillery weapons and allied accessories. Artillery includes, but is not limited to, field artillery, antitank artillery, antiaircraft weapons, aircraft and shipboard weapons, recoilless rifles, rocket launchers, mortars, cannon, and allied accessories. Small arms includes, but is not limited to, rifles, carbines, pistols, revolvers, helmets, body armor, shoulder-type rocket launchers, machine guns, and automatic rifles.

There are 2,911 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All are employed by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with the exception 13 that work for Homeland Security. 

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Ordnance Equipment Mechanic WG-6641 - This work involves maintaining and overhauling major items and assemblies of ordnance systems and equipment. The work requires the knowledge and application of mechanical and electrical principles and the skill to perform intricate repair and adjustment of hydraulic and pneumatic components and devices. The work also requires skill in such processes as troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, rebuilding, assembling, testing, and installing a variety of equipment such as missiles, torpedoes, mines, depth charges, and associated testing equipment and transporting, handling, erecting, and launching devices.

 

WG-6900 Warehousing & Stock Handling Family

This family includes occupations involved in physically receiving, storing, handling, and issuing supplies, materials, and equipment; handling, marking, and displaying goods for customer selection; identifying and condition classifying materials and equipment; and routing and expediting movement of parts, supplies, and materials in production and repair facilities.

There are 15,958 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 773 work either overseas or in the U.S. Territories. The largest employers is the Department of Defense with 6,723 followed by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 6,362. The Veterans Administration employs 853, and the Treasury Department employs 296. Smaller numbers are employed at the majority of cabinet level agencies and at some large independent agencies. 

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Materials Expeditor WG-6910 -- These jobs are involved in routing and expediting the movement of parts, end items, supplies, and material within production and repair facilities to meet priority needs. This work requires knowledge of material characteristics, uses, condition, industrial production shop procedures, shop layout, and internal supply sources.

Store Worker WG-6914 -- This work involves in handling, marking, and preparing displays of merchandise or other items for selection by customers. This requires skill in observing, counting, and maintaining stock levels, and in matching names, codes, numbers, or sizes of items on shelves or counters to lists on which these items are shown. Workers acquire and use a knowledge of the various kinds, sizes, and locations of stocked items, and how they should be displayed. They also use knowledge of the general characteristics of items handled in recognizing obvious poor or unacceptable quality or in identifying items by type, kind, or variety for pricing.

 

WG-7000 Packing and Processing Family

This job family includes occupations involved in determining the measures required to protect items against damage during movement or storage; selecting proper method of packing, including type and size of container; cleaning, drying, and applying preservatives to materials, parts, or mechanical equipment; and packing, equipment, parts, and materials.

There are 918 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. The largest employers are the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with655 civilians employed.  The Defense Department employs 240 and the Transportation Department employs 15.

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Preservation Servicing Specialist WG-7006 - This work involves preserving mechanical and metal items, and large, powered mechanical systems, vehicles, craft, and weapons against corrosion, deterioration, and similar damage, and performing related disassembly and assembly. Fighter planes, combat tanks, automobiles, ships, trucks, engineering equipment, engines, transmissions, weapons and combustion powered generators are examples of the mechanical equipment processed.

 

WG-7300 Laundry, Dry Cleaning, & Pressing Family

This job family includes occupations involved in receiving, sorting, washing, drying, dry cleaning, dyeing, pressing, and preparing for delivery clothes, linens, and other articles requiring laundering, dry cleaning, or pressing.

There are 1,111 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. The largest employ is the Veterans Administration with 943 followed by the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 105 civilians employed and the Justice Department with 57.

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WG-7400 Food Preparation & Servicing Family

This job family includes occupations involved in the preparation and serving of food.

There are 12,910 federal wage grade workers employed in this group of which 358 work either overseas or in the U.S. Territories. The largest employ is the Veterans Administration with 8,243 followed by the Department of Defense with 1.605, the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with 1,091  civilians employed, the Interior Department with 236, Agriculture with 124, and Health and Human Services with 24.  .

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WG-7600 Personal Services Family

This job family includes occupations concerned with providing grooming, beauty, or other personal services to individuals, patrons, guests, passengers, entertainers, etc., or attending to their personal effects.

There are 19 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All work for the Department of the Army.

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WG-8200 Fluid Systems Maintenance Family

Includes occupations involving repair, assembly, and testing of fluid systems and components of aircraft, aircraft engines, missiles, and mobile and support equipment. These fluid systems store, supply, distribute, and move gases or liquids to produce power, transmit force, and pressurize, cool, and condition cabins.

There are 2,442 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All work for Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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WG-8600 Engine Overhaul Family

This job family includes occupations concerned primarily with the manufacture, repair, modification, and major overhaul of engines (except where covered by another job family) including the disassembly, reassembly, and test phases of engine overhaul programs.

There are 2,849 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All work for Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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Small Engine Mechanic WG-8610 -- This occupation includes jobs involved in diagnosing malfunctions, determining needed repairs, repairing, and testing small gasoline and diesel engines such as those found on motor boats, lawn mowers, power saws, and other similar equipment.

 

WG-8800 Aircraft Overhaul Family

This job family includes occupations concerned primarily with the overhaul of aircraft, including the disassembly, reassembly, and test phases of aircraft overhaul programs.

There are 12,862 federal wage grade workers employed in this group. All work for Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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Aircraft Attendant WG-8862 - This work is concerned with the servicing of military and civilian aircraft both foreign and domestic. The work involves meeting and guiding incoming aircraft to appropriate parking areas, directing aircraft into parking position through hand signals, securing aircraft (e.g., chock wheels, attach ground wires, and install lock pins and engine covers), refueling aircraft, obtaining and operating aircraft ground support equipment (e. g., gas turbine compressors and auxiliary power units), and servicing (i.e., checking and replenishing) aircraft with oil, hydraulic fluid compressed air, nitrogen, liquid oxygen, demineralized water, and other consumable materials. Most work requires the incidental use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as motor vehicle operating, tractor operating, and fuel distribution system operating.

 

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