Department Of Veterans Affairs San Diego , CA 92140

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This announcement is for one (1) Pipefitter at the Veteran Administration Hospital, located in San Diego ,CA. The incumbent serves as a Pipefitter in an complex medical facility, which is constantly evolving within a highly complex and competitive geographic area.

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1.Repairs plumbing systems and related equipment.

2.Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing utilities, supply and disposal systems.

3.Tests and makes needed adjustments to systems and equipment for proper operation, flow, drainage, and sanitary conditions with national Plumbing codes.

4.Repairs systems and equipment such as waster, oil, and Medical Gas distribution systems as well as water closets, tubs, fire sprinkler systems, and showers.

5.Installs, repairs, assembles, or replaces gauges, steam traps, thermostatic controls, unit heaters, toilets, urinals lavatories, sinks, tubs, physiotherapy equipment, showers, dishwashing machines, control values, hot water generators, stills, autoclaves, and sterilizers, expansion joints, and heat exchangers.

6.Cuts, thread and install pipe including: black iron, ductile, galvanized, lead, wrought iron malleable, copper, brass, plastic and glass pipe.

7.Performs all other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5:00am-1:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Pipefitter/PD12049O

Physical Requirements:Incumbent must be able to read and be familiar with all Building and system blueprints, schematics, drawings, etc. to enable them to trace out, locate, and determine corrective action to take in the event of a system failure. Incumbent must be willing to work odd hours, if required, to include but not limited to weekend and shift work, although the normal tour of duty will be day shift, Monday through Friday. Pipefitters must monitor and maintain Facility Management Service utility systems such as potable water, hot water, fire alarm, pumping stations, water conditioning units, medical oxygen/ vacuum units, dental, medical, and utility air compressors. He/she monitors and controls the building systems and all associated equipment.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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4204 Pipefitting

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job

  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • May serve a probationary period

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

  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 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 accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:


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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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