Heating and Boiler Plant Mechanic

Department of Defense Fort Hood, TX
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: Fort Hood rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove and is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas, and 150 miles north of San Antonio. For everyone who enjoys the outdoors, The Great Place is the ideal location, because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities.

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* Serves as steam, hot water-boiler, heating, ventilation, and pipe-fitter mechanic, performing repair and/or maintenance of air conditioning systems or units.

* Overhaul and repair industrial and domestic heating systems, gas and oil fired steam and hot boilers, gas and oil fired furnaces, etc.

* Overhaul and repair a variety of complex auxiliary components, automatic controls, motors, pumps, impellers, steam and hot water generators, pressurized steam and hot water distribution and circulation systems, receivers, heat pumps, etc.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

5309 Heating & Boiler Plant Equipment Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.

* This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

* Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

Selective Placement Factor: Incumbent is required to maintain a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) certification type universal as required by section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990 EPA mandatory technician certification. A Universal Certification is Required, this entails all of the following certifications (Type I, Type II and Type III). (NOTE: You must upload a copy of your certification with your application package.)

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Heating and Boiler Plant Mechanic without more than normal supervision. I can repair, maintain, and/or service industrial steam, hot water, or forced air heating systems, water softeners, chemical treatment equipment, associated steam piping, water piping, and equipment. I can repair or troubleshoot large complicated heating units and systems in boiler plants which produce steam or high-temperature hot water to provide heat or hot water for buildings. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision

* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

* Knowledge of Materials

* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

* Trouble Shooting

* Physical Effort: Frequently lifts, positions, and carries parts, equipment, tools, and other objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; items weighing more than 50 lbs. are generally moved with the assistance of other workers or by use of mechanical lifting devices. Frequently works in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods. The work frequently requires standing, walking, bending, crouching, and similar strenuous physical effort, such as working from scaffolds, platforms, ladders, and hard to reach places.

* Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, requiring frequent exposure to inclement weather and temperature extremes. Subject to abnormal heat from boilers, high noise levels, falls, burns, and exposure to chemicals and toxic substances. Hearing protection and similar safety equipment must be worn during all periods of exposure to hazardous conditions.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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