Pipefitter Job in Marion, Indiana – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Pipefitter – Marion, Indiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 433509
Start Date: 04/02/2021
End Date: 04/22/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/22/2021. 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. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. NOTE: This position entails both plumbing and steam piping duties. If your resume does not detail both types of experience, you will not receive consideration for the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Possess and maintain a valid, current Journeyman’s Plumbing/Pipefitter License in any state. Master (or better) Pipefitter or 4 years job experience (up to 2 years can substituted for formal education or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting). Certificate of Completion in Plumbing and Pipefitting. WG-10 QUALIFICATIONS: The job requires the ability to perform the duties of a Pipefitter without more than normal supervision. Your background must demonstrate as a Pipefitter, WG-4204-10. Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities of a Pipefitter include: The incumbent performs all duties of a journeyman Pipefitter and is assigned to the Pipe Shop with-in the Maintenance and Repair Section of Facilities Management Service (FMS). The work involves installing, modifying, repairing, and maintaining new and existing low, medium, and high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, circulating pumps, and radiators. Also covers existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil, and gas distribution systems, and water closets, tubs, fire sprinkler systems, and showers. The incumbent works from building plans, blueprints, and sketches to plan and lay out the routing, placement, pitch, elevation, pressure reduction, expansion, and operation of various piping systems and equipment as described above. The incumbent installs, modifies, and repairs systems like those described above by setting up system 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, pressure regulators, valves, traps, and unions in the combination needed to support the pressures and proper operation of the systems. Also installs plumbing fixtures, vents, drains, mixing valves, flush valves, etc. Incumbent installs or repairs new or existing copper, galvanized, black iron, cast iron, and PVC pipes for utilities and medical gases. The incumbent also installs equipment like that described above by planning and completing the routing and placement of systems leading to the equipment, determining and placing the equipment at the proper levels and points in the systems, and joining, sealing, and testing systems and equipment for proper pressures, leak-free joints, and operation. The supervisor and/or work leader checks the incumbent’s overall work to see that it meets accepted trade standards. The incumbent is subject to recall for emergency repairs during non-administrative hours. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration. We will not re-rate your application due to errors on your part. 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. You must have a valid state issued driver’s license. (SCREEN OUT) You must have the ability to perform the duties of the Pipefitter without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT) The potential eligible are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading) Measurement and Layout Technical Practices Troubleshooting Use and Maintain Tools and 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the systems and equipment worked on are in hard to reach places. Stands, stoops, bends, kneels, climbs and works in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently handles, lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, lifts and carries items that weigh over 50 pounds. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. Sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. Frequently exposed to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions, live steam, and hot pipes. Frequently exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, and infections. Occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones.

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