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Maintenance Mechanic Leader

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Hines , IL 60141

Posted 4 months ago

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Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic/ PD#44144-0

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: May be authorized

Telework: Not authorized

Virtual Position: No

This recruitment is for one position with the Department of Veterans Affairs: Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics

  • Denver Logistics Center, Service Distribution Center located in Hines, IL.

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This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL), National Acquisition Center (NAC), Denver Logistics Center (DLC), Service and Distribution Center (SDC). This position serves as Lead Maintenance Mechanic for SDC. The purpose of this position is to lead and perform work involved in the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment 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, landscaping and other related trades.

The Maintenance Mechanic Leader independently performs maintenance at the journeyman level of several occupations. The duties for this position include but are not limited to: Uses electrical techniques to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, modify and test electrical wiring systems, controls, circuits, switches, distribution panels and outlet boxes.

Diagnoses system or equipment malfunctions and repairs as necessary. Measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles, and installs conduit and inserts, splices, and connects wires to fixtures, outlets, switches, receptacles, and power sources. Uses hand and power tools common to the trade.

Determines tools required and estimates necessary materials to accomplish the job such as pipes, fittings, etc., in the sizes, types or lengths required. Inspects, maintains, cleans, repairs, tests and adjusts electrical generators, commercial feeder systems, security light sets, light fixtures, fans, heating systems, appliances and thermostats. Performs a combination of maintenance, repair, manufacture, modification, equipment operation and equipment inspection/certification involving diverse skills.

Repairs sewage, gas, water, steam, fire protection and air type piping. Clears difficult stoppages in drain pipes, sinks, toilets and grease traps. Performs plumbing repairs, using plumbing skills to install, maintain, taps, places, cuts, welds, and/or replaces steam lines, pipes, valves, radiators, heaters, reducing valve and stations, vacuum pumps, storage and condensate tanks, and steam traps.

Works with minimal supervision and instruction. Independently performs maintenance used at the journeyman level of several occupations, to include but not limited to: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry and Painting.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment


You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

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

Physical Effort/Working Conditions: The incumbent works on benches and/or at work-sites Work may be located on ladders, scaffolds, etc., requiring overhead work in stretched, cramped and awkward positions.

The incumbent will operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment and is often required to lift and carry moderately heavy or awkwardly shaped items, such as lumber, tool boxes and heavy machinery normally no more than 50 pounds. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity. The work requires some physical exertion, also including long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.

Work is completed alone or as a member of a crew in a ship situation or at a work site, in all types of weather. Outside is exposed to both heat and cold' on rooftops, scaffolding and high ladders, and is subject to falls. Indoors is exposed to noise from power tools, dirt and dust, including sawdust and flying chips of wood or other building material.

The incumbent is subject to cuts, splinters, etc., and other injuries associated with the use of hand and power tools. The incumbent may be required to work with or around potentially hazardous carcinogenic substances, such as asbestos and is often required to use personal protective equipment such as hard hats, masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The incumbent must be able to complete operators training for equipment assigned to the section.

The operation may involve moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines. Safety requirements must always be met.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position.

Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordancewith the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire.

Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The screen-out element for this position is ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. The potential eligible applicants are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements.

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: and

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

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Maintenance Mechanic Leader

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs