Maintenance Mechanic

Department of Defense Arlington, VA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is part of the WHS Facilities Services Directorate, and is located in the Washington Headquarters Services, Facilities Services Directorate (FSD), Federal Facilities Directorate (FFD), Alterations Work Group (AWG). The AWG performs major and minor buildings and facilities repair in the National Capital Region..

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As a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-4749-8/10, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

* Interpret mechanical, electrical and structural drawings, and blueprints prior to repairing and installing mechanical systems and equipment.

* Interpret blueprint, schematics, technical manuals, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes pertinent to the repair and installation of mechanical systems and equipment.

* Replace piping, values, sump pumps, and bathroom fixtures utilizing a variety of tools and equipment.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required

* Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,

* Total salary varies depending on location of position

* This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

* Must be determined suitable for federal employment

* Required to participate in the direct deposit program

* This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing

* This position will require you to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and annual physical examinations thereafter.

* This position may require you to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.


Your background must demonstrate a full range of various trades and crafts used to operate, repair and maintain buildings and building support systems; knowledge of the refrigeration cycle of a variety of commercial and industrial systems; Ability to interpret mechanical, electrical and structural drawings and blueprints; Ability to disassemble, repair, and rebuild component parts of industrial equipment.

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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C:

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; religious; 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.

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 potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is:

Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

* Knowledge of equipment Assembly, installation, repair, etc.

* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

* Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)

* Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent performs work on hard surfaces and in areas that require standing, stooping, bending and work in prolonged tiring and uncomfortable positions. Physical strain is frequent as the incumbent carries parts, equipment and tools, sometimes weighing over 70 pounds. The incumbent must be in good physical condition because he/she may wear a respirator for long periods of time while working in an asbestos and lead abatement work area. Incumbent must be able to climb on ladders, scaffolds, and platforms.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is in the Pentagon Building, Pentagon reservation and other locations within the NCR. Work is usually confined to indoor locations but occasionally requires outdoor work where exposure to inclement weather, heat and cold is possible. Work environment is subject to quick variations in temperature, exposure to acids and fumes from soldering, welding, batteries and various other agents, steam, gas, hot water, electric shock, high voltage conditions, falls from ladders, and cuts and bruises from tools and heavy equipment. Frequently works in awkward positions and potentially hazardous areas. The employee could be subject to exposure to dust, insulation and asbestos particles while working in ceiling areas. When work is being performed in an asbestos contaminated area, special precautions must be taken. These include but are not limited to following the guidelines for working above - ceilings and for the wearing of personal protective equipment; i.e., Tyvek Suits, respirators, etc.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.