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5701 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operating
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5700 Transportation/ Mobile Equipment Operation Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Ability to do the work of a Coal and Rail Equipment Operator (MVO) without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN-OUT)
Ability to operate motor vehicles related to railroad operations.
Knowledge of work practices involved in hauling ash and keeping areas neat, clean and in order.
Ability to interpret instructions and specifications related to mobile equipment operation.
Ability to safely drive motor vehicles in all working conditions.
Ability to safely operate non-motor vehicles such as dump trucks, tractor-trailers, loaders and dozers, and forklifts.
Demonstrates reliability and dependability as a Coal and Rail Equipment Operator (MVO).
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Active, standing, walking and climbing of steps, lifting up to 75 pounds, working around and climbing on machinery, such as locomotives, dozer, grader, rail cars, and loaders. Strenuous effort is involved in shoveling coal spillage or ballast for rail track or when removing ice and snow from crossings and switches, removal and replacement of ties, rails, etc.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposed to temperatures up to 120 degrees from boilers and down to -60 degree outside arctic weather. At times, subject to considerable amounts of coal dust and may be required to wear protective equipment. Subject to noise of machinery and is required to wear hearing protection devices. Subject to cuts, scrapes, and bruises from equipment and tools. Works both inside and outside all year. Inside work area somewhat dirty and greasy. Subject to dermatitis from contact with solvents, lubricants, and fuels. Danger of slipping and falling between moving cars while performing braking duties. Danger of severe injury from moving parts such as coupling devices and wheels. Subject to dangerous fumes when servicing preco heaters.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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