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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC – Scott AFB, Illinois
Air Mobility Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 141607Start Date: 08/27/2019End Date: 09/17/2019
This position is Term NTE 2 years an may be extended up to 6 years without further competition. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4700 General Maintenance Operations and Work Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and 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 the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the position without more than normal supervision. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.) Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration and properties of refrigerants: mechanical and electomechanical. DDC controls, and pnuematic principles to inspect, install, test, maintain, and repair power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment: construction and operation of a variety of large industrial and commercial refrigeration and A/C systems.
2.) Knowledge of electrical equipment, i.e., meggers, test lamps, voltage testers, ammeters, and polarity testers.
3.) Knowledge of saftey reulations, practices, and procedures; and reulationsprocedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.
4.) Skill in dismantling, repairing, and reassembling pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators to include balancing, aligning, and maintaining turbines, pumps, generators, and ash shredding equipment and preheaters: troubleshooting complex problems on large projects; and applying prescribed test procedures.
5.) Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools, and a variety of test equipment.
6.) Ability to red and interpret instructiosn, blueprints, drawings, sketches, and specifications; and maitain difficult balances of a variety of refigerant controls and complicated motor controls. Physical Effort:
The employee lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance. Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or craamped areas where equipment, parts, and tools are hard to reach. Work requries frequent stoopiong, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positionsfor long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys as required. Working Conditions:
The employee works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas. Subject to discomfort from face masks or other protective devisces when there is a possibility of exposure to chemicals, heat, steam, noise, noxious gases, fumes or acids. Occasiona;;y works outside on top of buildings, in draffty attic spaces, and in crampled areas with low overheads. Subject to possible burns, electric shocks, cuts, strains, bruises, and chemical irritations. To reduce dangers from these and similar consitions, follows prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safty glasses, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hard hats, and fire-retardant gloves. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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