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The primary purpose of this position is to install, modify, troubleshoot,maintain, and repair industrial or domestic high-temperature water and high-pressure piping systems and equipment.
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Install, modifies, repairs new and existing high-pressure piping systems/ equipment such as steam heating, steam generating, and hydraulic systems, syteam generators, flash/ expanisoin tanks condensate, vacuum, and circulating pumps and radiators.
Plans and lays out installation, repair, and/or modification of high pressure pipping systems and equipment applying and interpreting information in blueprints, charts, and sketches.
Troubleshoots/inspects high-pressure piping systmes and equipment and determines need for modification and/or repair to insure proper and safe operation.
Utilizes safety practices and procedures following estavlished safety rules and regulations and maintains safe and clean work environment.
Uses and maintains tools
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service. See Legal and Regulatory Guide
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the postion.
May be required to be certified for workin with and/or removing hazardous materials
As required, may train and/or guide other personnel in performance of pipefitting duties.
The incumbent is equired to obtain and maintain a SECRET secuirty clearance
Recruitment and/or relocation incentive may be offered. Incentive for prior non-federal work expericence may be offered
QUALIFICATION: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4200 Plumbing And Pipefitting 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.
The Screen Out Element for this position is the ability to do Pipefitter Without Normal Supervision
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as, steam heating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators , flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, and circulating pumps, and radiators, and technical practices in order to determine need for modifications and repairs.
2.Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
3.Skill in troubleshooting/inspecting piping systems to identify irregularities and existing and/or potential problems and system malfunctions.
4.Skill in using and maintaining hand and power tools such as wrenches, pipe threaders, cutters, dividers, chalk lines, drills, grinders, and ground fault interrupter equipment.
5.Ability to install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair industrial or domestic high-temperature water and high-pressure piping systems and equipment without more than normal supervision.
6.Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc. (including blueprint reading); and to interpret information in blueprints, charts, and sketches to plan and lay out installation, repair, and/or modification of high pressure piping systems and equipment.
Employee makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lifts items that weigh over 50 pounds with assistance from other workers.
The work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. The pipefitter is sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. There is frequent exposure to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions. The pipefitter is frequently exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, bums, and infections. The incumbent is occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones. Employee uses and maintains prescribed safety/protective clothing and equipment such as the following: hard hat, safety glasses, shoes, belts, fac.e shields, respirators, gas masks, ear protection devices, gloves, coveralls, and foul weather gear.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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