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Pipefitter – Manhattan, Kansas
Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 82951Start Date: 04/16/2019End Date: 04/29/2019
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the 04/29/2019:
Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. (For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a, Pipefitterwithout more than normal supervision. Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration.
Examples of experience for this position demonstrates the ability to perform work as a Pipefitter using any of the accepted methods of the trade including 1)installing and repairing new and existing high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steamheating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum and circulating pumps, and radiators; 2) setting up plumbing systems routes, placing and cutting route openings, placing hangers for proper pitch and elevation and determining and installing such things as risers, flexible branches, expansion joints, pumps, gauges, and pressure regulators in the combination needed to support the pressure of the systems; 3)installing, repairing, and maintaining new and existing utility, supply and disposal systems and equipment; 4) installing and repairing water meters, hot water tempering valves, mixing valves, backflow preventers, pressure reducing valves (25 to 150 psi), pressure relief valves, 5) working with materials common to the plumbing trade such as copper, galvanized iron, PEX, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) and polyethylene pipe and fittings and hangers; 6) Installing, maintaining, and repairing sewer and drain systems and fixtures associated with the plumbing trade; 6) testing, repairing and installing reduced pressure principle backflow valves and double and single check backflow preventers and air gaps. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. Physical Effort: The incumbent makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms and where the parts of the systems worked on are in hard to reach places. The incumbent is required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The work involves frequently lifting, carrying, and setting up parts of equipment that weigh over 50 pounds. May be required to help move other large items. Working Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside, and the incumbent is required to make repairs and installations in bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; and in close quarters. The incumbent is exposed to the possibility of injury from falling, scrapes, burns, and infections. The incumbent is required to wear safety equipment such as, but not limited to coveralls, ear plugs, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, and safety shoes. The incumbent works with and around hazardous chemicals while cleaning and repairing tans, sewers, and plumbing fixtures.
The incumbent is required to attend all training assigned for the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals and be able and willing to understand and execute all safety precautions when working with hazardous chemicals.
The incumbent may be required to frequently wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks or respirators, eye and ear protection, boots, gloves, and coveralls when working in any of the laboratories. PPE provides necessary protection against biological and chemical hazards but may increase the risks of of accidents due to decreased vision, hampered communication, limited mobility and dexterity. Physical well-being may be compromised by the prolonged usage of the PPE may lead to labored respiration, heat stress and dehydration.
The health status of personnel is monitored periodically using biologic and serologic tests and physical examinations.
The incumbent must possess and maintain Backflow Device Tester Certification.
The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle license.
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