The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Pipefitter in Minneapolis, Minnesota Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Pipefitter – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 329390Start Date: 09/21/2020End Date: 09/28/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2020. 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. 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 qualifying experience for this is defined as ability to do repairs of faucets and toilets, trouble shoot general plumbing issues, able to operate drain cleaning equipment in a safe manner. Have basic knowledge of steam system and components. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Measurement and LayoutTechnical PracticesUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision 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/Working Conditions: The pipefitters make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms, and where the systems and equipment worked on are in hard-to-reach places. This requires the pipefitters to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The pipefitters frequently handle, lift, carry, and set up parts and equipment that weight up to 501bs. On occasion, the pipefitter may lift and carry items that weight over 50 lbs.. Work is performed inside and outside during the winter and summer usually dusty, dirty and greasy. Frequently in wet, cold, cramped locations. Pipefitters are subject to bums from steam pipes, gas burning equipment, welding, torches and molten solder. Pipefitters are subject to infection from unsanitary working areas such as sewers, waste traps, and lines. Also, working around areas where bad smelling fumes are present.
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