Utility Systems Repairer Operator
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Preferred Experience: Operating/performing operational and preventive maintenance on high pressure steam plant and auxiliary equipment. WG-10 Qualifications: Your background must demonstrate as a Utility Systems Repairer Operator, WG-4742-10. Some of the knowledge skills and abilities of a Utility Systems Repairer Operator include: Ability to operate and performs operational/preventive maintenance on a semi-c, gas/oil-fired, high pressure steam plant consisting of three 13,500 pound fire tubed type power boilers Ability to operate auxiliary equipment and monitoring the overall operation of the plant to maintain the required steam production for heat and process use throughout the VANIHCS. Ability to operate auxiliary equipment such as deaerating's feed water heater, water softeners, city water booster pumps, feed water and condensate pumps, microprocessor control systems, automated chemical feed system, deionization system and automated boiler blown-down system, makes various operational adjustments to maintain plant efficiency and safety. Knowledge to maintain records and logs of plant operating conditions, Ability to performs daily boiler water test to determine chemical treatment required to prevent scale and corrosion of the boilers, maintains proper chemistry control of boiler water, condensate, and chilled water through daily testing and adjusts chemical injection and blown-down rates as required.. NOTE: Your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide. If you do not clearly document your experience in your resume, you will be rated ineligible. 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. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Candidates must possess an current valid State Driver's License. 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: You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT) Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading) Measuring Instruments Operation of Equipment 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: Subject may have to complete an initial and/or annual medical examination. Incumbent may frequently work in hot, humid, confined spaces around equipment and systems associated with facilities. He/she must climb ladders, bend, crouch, stoop and ensure prolonged periods of standing and walking. Incumbent must lift parts and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be physically fit as work involves lifting, pulling, climbing, crawling, working with hands over head, working in confined areas, and using arm and back muscles. Incumbent must possess ability to be on feet for long periods either standing, walking, working off ladder, or staging materials, and lifting equipment. WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent may be required to work in areas of high temperatures, cold temperature, constant noise, chemical fumes, dirt, soot, rotating equipment, oil and grease. Work is performed inside and outside, sometimes in bad weather, wet cramped locations; is frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises, toxic fumes, gases, and acids. Assist in other crafts within the Engineering Service. Must be aware of safety hazards and know what action should be taken to avoid them. Observe all local and National Safety Codes. Must know and comply with the safety factors of the various trades to prevent fires and injury to patients and personnel. May be in an environment where it will be required to wear a respirator and disposable clothing including coveralls and cover for head, hands and feet.