MOTOR VEHICLE OPRATOR (FORK LIFT OPERATOR) Job in Lackland AFB, Texas – Department of the Air Force



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Air Education and Training Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 262887
Start Date: 05/20/2020
End Date: 06/11/2020

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5700-Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Group, Motor Vehicle Operating. 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 work of a MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR (FORK LIFT OPERATOR 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 operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of over 32,000 pounds such as truck tractors with semi or full trailers, heavy load in-line trucks, or interstate motor coaches. 2. Knowledge of cargo handling and hauling and techniques for safeguarding and protecting cargo. 3. Knowledge of traffic and safety regulations, practices, and procedures pertaining to motor vehicle and fork lift operation. 4. Knowledge of operating one or more electric, LPG, or diesel powered fork lifts. 5. Knowledge of accepted warehousing methods, procedures, and material handling techniques; and of warehousing functions such as material receiving, storage, issuing, and preservation. 6. Ability to judge road/traffic conditions and read maps to determine the shortest and safest route, and meet pickup and delivery deadlines and schedules. 7. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. related to motor vehicle, fork lift, and power take-off unit operation and preventive maintenance. Physical Effort:
Physical effort is moderate to heavy. Work requires reaching, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Operate hand held tools and equipment. Associated duties require stooping, bending, and climbing. Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 40 pounds and heavier objects with assistance. Working Conditions:
Drivers work mostly outside and operate vehicles in all kinds of traffic and weather on public roads (or equivalent), and are exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Drivers are exposed to dirt, fumes, and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and broken bones as a result of accidents when loading and unloading the vehicle. They drive in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems. Forklift operator and material handling duties require the employee to work inside in areas that are sometimes hot, damp, cold, drafty or poorly lighted. Employee may occasionally work outside in all kinds of weather. Cuts, bruises, and broken bones may result from shifting loads, toppling stacks, fork lift truck’s overturning, falling objects, or accidents with other moving equipment. Additionally, employee is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapers, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock or mechanized work areas. When working in hazardous materials areas, they may be subject to exposure from radiation, toxins, explosive hazards, or chemical fumes. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hardhats, steel toed shoes, rubber gloves, masks, and rubber aprons. 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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