U.S. Mint Metal Forming Machine Operator (Coin Manufacturer) in MANY vacancies West Point, New York

U.S. Mint
  • MANY vacancies - West Point, NY
Work Schedule is Career/Career Conditional - Full-time/Temporary (not to exceed 1 year)

Opened Thursday 5/5/2016 (173 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (13 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The first list of candidates from which management may make a selection will be issued after the job has been open 2 weeks. Additional lists of candidates will be issued as needed until the announcement closes on November 7, 2016. Candidates need not reapply to receive consideration after the initial cutoff. This position is for a Coin Manufacturer assigned to the West Point Mint, Office of Production. Duties and responsibilities for this position include a variety of processes used in the making of circulate, uncirculated precious metal gold, silver, platinum and other metals, coins and medals (domestic foreign).


As a Metal Forming Machine Operator (Coin Manufacturer), you will:

  • Operate various automatic and manual machines and equipment such as packaging,sealing, inspecting, weighing and shipping.

  • Load and unload hand trucks carrying gold, silver and platinum bars (bullion bars weigh between 30 and 100 pounds), coins, blanks, materials or packaged coins.

  • Perform tasks associated with robotics, packing, encapsulate, assembly, bin and bulk items,materials, supplies, and equipment using mechanized, automated, and manual material moving supplies, equipment, devices and systems within the production facility.

  • Must use local personal computer at stations to access email and perform training as required.

  • Personal protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, and aprons are mandatory and must be worn with adherence to all safety rules and regulations.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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You must meet the following requirements within 14 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent frequently works with objects weighing up to 60 pounds and on an occasional basis in excess of 100 pounds (bullion bars weigh between 30 to 100 pounds); however, hand trucks, lifts, carts, pallet jacks are available. Required to push, pull, reach, walk, stoop, stand, kneel, bend, carrying of parts, supplies, coins, blanks, trays, packages, tools, etc. Must be able to work in cramped quarters positions for sustained periods of time and have good vision and eye hand foot coordination to perform the full scope of inspecting, cleaning, drying and packaging operations. Work requires sitting and or standing for prolonged periods of time.


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.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.


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Other Information
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.


  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto 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.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

  • Undergo an income tax verification.

  • Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. 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.

Salary Range: $14.37 to $16.74 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-3869-03/03

Promotion Potential: 03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: ; no prior Federal experience is required.

Control Number: 438085000

Job Announcement Number: 16-MINT-209-P