Marine Electrician

Department Of Defense Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 4 weeks ago

  • Duties




About the Position: This position requires service aboard the Class 1 Hopper Dredge McFarland which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is home ported at the Fort Mifflin Dock in Philadelphia, PA.

THIS POSITION IS ANNOUNCED AS A STANDING REGISTER (OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT): First cut off date to evaluate candidates will be 02 January 2020 at 11:59 PM with subsequent cut off dates on the first of the month. Announcement will be opened for six months (12 June 2020).

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  • You will be assigned to a Class 3140 cubic yard hopper dredge. The dredge is characterized (electrically) by units ranging from fractional HP to several hundred or, several thousand HP with the majority carrying from 240 to 720 volts.

  • Makes scheduled and special operational checks of equipment to include switchboards, rheostats, relays, circuit breakers voltage regulators, dredge pump speed control system, telemotor steering system, engine order telegraph, etc.

  • Observes gauges, pistons, notes unusual conditions (heating, oil or grease loss, loose fittings, broken or inoperative units, etc.) and makes repairs or adjustments as required.

  • Makes periodic or special preventative maintenance checks of units.

  • Listens, dismantles, observes, replaces scheduled or worn elements, lubricates, packs, repairs, etc., as indicated.

  • Installs replacement or new equipment (floodlights, signals, fixtures, etc.)

  • Repairs, or participates in the repair, of any electrical unit on board (motors, pumps, generators, control panels, special equipment, etc.)

  • Itemizes materials and parts used. Changes instrument charts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2805 Electrician

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Must be able to take and pass a pre-employment physical and one annually thereafter.

  • Possess or be willing and able to obtain and maintain a Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as a Able-Seafarer Engine and an Electrician's Endorsement on their valid Merchant Mariner Credential within 24 months of entrance on duty.

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • This position requires the incumbent to work an irregular work schedule of 15 consecutive working days (to include evenings, weekends, and holidays) followed by 13 consecutive days off.

  • Must be willing to serve a two year probationary period, if applicable.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 5% of the time for business related purposes.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Your resume must demonstrate you have the ability to perform common maintenance duties on electrical equipment aboard a sea-going vessel such as repairing electrical equipment, using hand tools, and determining when there is an issue.

  • Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Selective Placement Factor: This position requires that the incumbent possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential. (Note: You must attach a copy of the Credential with your application package or it will be ruled as incomplete and will not receive any further consideration)

This position also requires the incumbent to possess a valid Transportation Worker's Identification Credential. (Note: You must attach a copy of the Credential with your application package or it will be ruled as incomplete and will not receive any further consideration)

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

JOB ELEMENTS: The skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal characteristics listed below are important to succeed in the job:

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision

  • Ability To Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)

  • Ability To Use Electrical Drawings

  • Knowledge of Electrical Equipment

  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

  • Theory and Instruments (Electrical Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices

  • Trouble shooting (electrical)


Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the parts of the system worked on are in hard-to-reach places. Duties require long periods of time standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up tools and equipment, and parts that weigh up to 40 lbs.


Work is performed primarily in closed areas with some work outside. Considerable time is spent in or adjacent to the engine room area with its attendant noise, heat, and fumes. Works in very close places and in awkward positions. Subject to the usual electrical hazards involving shock, strain, burns, cuts, falls from ladders, and fumes and heat while working in confined quarters.


This position does not have an education requirement.

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Marine Electrician

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