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Department Of Veterans Affairs West Palm Beach , FL 33409

Posted 2 months ago

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The incumbent is assigned to the Facilities Management Service at the West Palm Beach, Florida VA Medical Center (VAMC) as a full journeyman Plumber. Incumbent is subject to call back for any emergency conditions which may arise outside of his/ her regular tour of duty.

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Responsibilities

  • Specifically he/she is responsible for the installation, modify, maintenance and repair of new and existing systems of water (hot and cold distribution systems), sewers, chemical waste drains, identification test to avoid cross connections, analysis pressure and flow tests, regulators, water fountains, hot water tanks, water closets, shower components, tubs disposal systems utilities (water, gas, compressed air, medical gases (air, oxygen and vacuums), oil lines, fire sprinkle systems, hydrants, well systems filter systems, distilled water system), emergency showers valves, eye wash units, flush valves, landscape irrigation sprinkles systems, strainer, oral evacuation, water purification systems,

  • Canteen equipment, dietetics equipment, laundry equipment, grease traps, sanitary waste disposal lift station systems, backflow prevention devices.

  • Duties also including soldering, brazing, repairing and replacing sections of pipe and or coverings, duct insulation and maintaining hanger spacing for proper level and scope.

  • Occasionally the incumbent will assist and be supervised by a higher grade pipefitter in repairing, replacing, testing, installing steam traps, valves, strainers, regulators, metal fabrication, replacing of existing piping and coving/insulation.

  • Performs preventive maintenance, repairs, replaces, services, installs, modifies fabricates cleans, adjusts, tests, lubricates, trouble shoots, building service and portable equipment requiring water, steam gas, or air connections all items in the scope of his/her duties. These include such items as plumbing and heating fixtures, pumps, thermostatic and pneumatic controls, waters stills, autoclaves sterilizers, glass washers, sanitizers, etc.

  • Maintains necessary logs and records for each unit of equipment or segment of system on which work or inspection is performed, noting date of inspection, condition of unit, work performed parts replaced, man-hours worked, etc.

  • Performs investigation of defects or malfunctions of water systems, drainage systems and gas systems and gas systems including piping and all auxiliary equipment.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday 08:00 am

  • 04:30 Shift may change depend upon the needs of the Service

Position Description Title/PD#: Plumber/548-001143-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
9

  • Job family (Series)
    4206 Plumbing

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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

Qualifications

  • Maintains necessary logs and records for each unit of equipment or segment of system on which work or inspection is performed, noting date of inspection, condition of unit, work performed parts replaced, man-hours worked, etc.

  • Performs investigation of defects or malfunctions of water systems, drainage systems and gas systems and gas systems including piping and all auxiliary equipment.

  • Eliminates defects or malfunctions, like leaks by repacking valves, replacing faulty fittings or sections of pipe, by joining, sealing and testing systems and equipment for proper pressures, leak-free joints and operations.

  • Incumbent is classified as an essential employee and as such is expected to report for duty when non-essential employees are excused for cogent reasons. Is subject to call around-the-clock for duty to assist in correcting problems in emergency situations.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/16/2018.

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 2 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:

  • Dexterity and Safety

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair

  • Follow Directions

  • Inspect

  • Operation of Equipment/Machinery

  • Troubleshooting

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.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The incumbent makes repairs and installation from ladders, scaffolding and platforms and hard to reach places such as crawl spaces, attics, etc. This requires him or her to stand,stoop, bend, kneel, climb and working in tiring uncomfortable positions. May be required to crawl over and/or under equipment/service lies to access work assigned. He/she may lift and move up to 40 pounds, unassisted, and occasionally life or move heavier items weighing 75 pounds with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.. Occasionally works on high ceilings, holding heavy power tools overhead or at arm's length. Incumbent must be alert at all times to recognize potential hazards and must be able to identify colors as established by the American Standards for identification of piping systems hazardous liquids and gasses and mechanical equipment. The incumbent is classified as an essential employee and as such is expected to report for duty when non-essential employees are excused for cogent reasons.

Working Conditions: The incumbent works either inside or outside and is usually dirty, dusty and greasy. The plumber is sometimes required to make repairs, installations outside in bad weather, in areas where bad smelling fumes are present and at times must wear self-contained breathing apparatus. There is frequent exposure to possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions, incumbent has occasional exposure to the possibility of broken boned, scrapes, cuts, bruises, burns and infections.

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