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Engineering Technician

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Department Of Transportation Bedford , MA 01730

Posted 4 months ago

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Serves as an entry level (developmental) Field Maintenance Program (FMP) Engineering Technician assigned to facility improvement projects throughout the Eastern Service Area.

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A Developmental Technician contributes to the organization as a construction team member for projects that may have direct and/or indirect impact on air traffic control operations. Work is completed using various general and specialized trade skills, including but not limited to: electrical, carpentry, metal & composite roofing, concrete, plumbing, welding, dry wall, chain-link fencing, painting, masonry, gasoline & diesel mechanic, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, operations of heavy machinery and commercial vehicles. A Developmental Technician is expected to help senior technicians, develop cost estimates for various projects, gather technical data, evaluate/formulate safety procedures, and determine manpower requirements for assigned projects. The Developmental Technician is expected to review technical manuals and FAA Orders as well as become familiar with National Electric Code (NEC) and OSHA standards for work place safety. Developmental Technician is expected to learn and apply electrical, mechanical, structural and civil engineering skills in diagnosing, adjusting, modifying, testing, overhauling, demolishing, installing, repairing and servicing plant and structure systems, equipment and component parts. A Developmental Technician applies experience and detailed technical construction knowledge in order to plan and complete assignments in support of National Airspace Systems (NAS). A Developmental Technician shall develop the ability to converse with a variety of contacts to successfully complete an assigned project. Contacts include but not limited to: District personnel, managers, airport authorities, material and equipment suppliers, as well as other FMP technicians from other areas of the US. 95% travel is required for this position. Approximately 95% of the work is performed in travel status at remote locations. Must be able to perform appropriate trades and skills in all types of inclement weather from 120 degrees F to 60 below zero - in rain and snow.

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76% or greater - The job may require 76% or more travel.

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    0802 Engineering Technical

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

  • Successful completion of a security investigatin will be required

  • A most recent SF-50 is required (See Required Documents for requirements)

  • A one-year probationary period may be required


OPM Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for Engineering Technical Series in conjunction with Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions. To qualify for this position at the FV-F level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG/GS-4 grade level, with six months of Specialized experience may include, but is not limited to specialized experience in heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment mechanic, engine generator technician, surveyor, electrician, welder, plumber, pipefitter. Experience in a trade or craft (such as carpentry, concrete, roofing, masonry, gas & diesel mechanic, etc.) may be credited as specialized if the work experience provided knowledge of techniques, methods, and procedures.

If qualifying based on education, you must upload or fax a copy of your college transcripts or certificates at the time of application.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Incomplete Applications: Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.lifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

  • Skill and experience in construction trades and practices, (Examples include, but are not limited to HVAC installation, concrete slab installation, stick frame carpentry (wood or metal) metal and composite roofing, suspended ceiling installation, plumbing, welding, general labor, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.


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Engineering Technician

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