Utility Systems Repair Operator Leader

Department Of Defense Bethesda , MD 20813

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

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Responsibilities

  • You will determine when to raise or lower fires in boilers, use pressure reducing valves, or start and stop water pumps to maintain operational performance.

  • You will direct the operational maintenance of boilers, chillers, and auxiliaries.

  • You will operate equipment (e.g., single and multiple fuel power boilers, related auxiliary equipment) in a steam or high temperature water boiler plant.

  • You will perform diagnostic checks on electronic control devices in a system to determine source of system malfunctions of boiler or chillers.

  • You will determine the amount of chemical to be fed into boilers or chillers for treatment of water or control corrosion and chemical concentrations.

  • You will conduct on-the-job training for utility system installation, repair, or maintenance to junior level worker or trainees.

  • You will observe a flow meter and charts to determine the amount of steam being produced to verify it is meeting demands.

  • You will use specialized test equipment to troubleshoot and identify utility system problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

4742 Utility Systems Repairing-Operating

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.

  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.

  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

  • You will be required to become CPR certified and wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.

  • This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.

  • May be required to obtain certification as a State Visible Emissions Evaluator if testing is provided.

  • May be required to attend NOx/Combustion Optimization training if provided.

Qualifications

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must 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 quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Utility System Repairer Operator Leader without more than normal supervision performing the following duties: 1) operating, maintaining and repairing, at the Journeyman level, large high pressure, high temperature, duel fuel fired steam electric generating plants and auxiliary equipment including compressed air, emergency diesel generators, potable and waste water plants, and electric distribution systems/equipment; 2) maintaining and reviewing operational logs and data; and 3) adhering to required safety and housekeeping standards.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.

Physical Demands: Work requires standing, walking, crouching, stooping, bending, and climbing ladders. Incumbent must have keen hearing in both ears and normal vision. Close attention of eyes to meters, gauges, charts, screens, etc., and the ability to distinguish primary colors is also required. Position requires working in and around boilers, chillers, and associated equipment. Moderate physical exertion is required in manipulation of valves, controls and other boiler related tasks. Lifts weights up to forty (40) pounds unassisted but heavier items are lifted with assistance. Also, incumbent must have full use of arms, legs, feet, and fine versatility in finger and hand movements necessary in the manipulation of controls. Incumbent shall be physically fit to work continuously in areas with intermittent pollutants such as toxic fumes, boiler flue gases, dust, smoke, and chemicals used in boiler water and steam treatment.

Working Conditions: Hazards encountered in the provision of these services are not unusual. Adequate ladders, stairways, and protective guards are provided where feasible. Personnel could be injured by falling or by bumping into overhead pipes or beams while performing the services. There is danger of cuts, burns, broken bones, and/or bruises. Utility plants may contain asbestos insulation and lead paint. Job site working environment involves exposure to dynamic equipment, pumps, air compressors, combustion fans, energized electrical equipment, sharp edges, boilers, un-insulated valves, and piping. Work may result in temporary exposure to potentially harmful fumes such as boiler gasses and water treatment chemicals. Work will be indoors 90% of the time and outdoors 10% of the time where personnel may encounter icy or wet conditions. Work may involve uncomfortable conditions at times such as excessive heat, dry atmospheric conditions, constant machinery noise, dust, dirt, and soot. Contractor shall be required to follow all posted safety instructions at all times.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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