Department Of Veterans Affairs Tampa , FL 33602
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Repairs plumbing systems and related equipment.
Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing utilities, supply, and disposal systems.
Installs valves, traps, and unions needed for proper operation of systems.
Installs, repairs, assembles or replaces gauges, steam traps, thermostatic controls, unit heaters, toilets, urinals lavatories, sinks, tubs, physiotherapy equipment, showers, dishwashing machines, control valves, hot water generators, stills, autoclaves and sterilizers, expansion joints, and heat exchangers.
Cuts, threads, and installs pipe including: black iron, ductile, galvanized, lead, wrought iron malleable, copper, brass, plastic, and glass pipe.
Performs preventive maintenance on systems.
Installs, modifies, repairs, and maintains high temperature water and high-pressure piping system, such as hydraulic, nitrogen, oxygen, steam-heating, and steam-generating systems.
Installs and repairs steam generators, vacuum, air, water, and condensate pumps, radiators, automatic and manual valves and flash and expansion tanks.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Pipefitter / 673-0108-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE ON THE CLOSING DATE POSTED OR FIRST 50 APPLICANTS, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
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, 10/17/2018.
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 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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
Measurement and Layout
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision
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.
Must be able to read and be familiar with all building and system blueprints, schematics, drawings, etc. to enable him/her to trace out, locate, and determine corrective action to take in the event of a system failure. Pipefitter 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.
Working Conditions: Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the systems and equipment worked on are in hard-to-reach places. Frequently stands, stoops, bends, kneels, climbs, and works in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently handles, lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, lifts and carries items that weigh over 50 pounds with help. Will need to have previous welding experience to make necessary repairs and adjustments.
Will work within the medical facility's operating functions and must use all appropriate safety tools and clothing, etc. to protect himself/herself, other staff, visitors and patients. Other assignments can be in remote areas such as sub-basement, machinery rooms, rooftops, roads, and walkways. Work is done inside and outside and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy and may contain asbestos or in areas where bad smelling fumes are present, which may require respirator and will include working with flammable and toxic liquids. Works off ladders and scaffolds. Outside work will entail exposure to a variety of weather conditions. Frequently exposed to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions, live steam, and hot pipes.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.