Maintenance Worker

Department of Defense Grafton, WV
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: Incumbent serves as a Maintenance Worker and Facility Maintenance Inspector for the Project Lake Office/Area Office with a duty location of Grafton, West Virginia.


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* Applies a variety of standardized methods, procedures and techniques to install, maintain and repair equipment such as, but not limited to, hydraulic gates and systems, gate hoists machinery, gear boxes, cranes, elevators, sump pumps, and etc.

* Inspects electrical items such as, but not limited to, circuit breakers and fuses for proper condition and size, replacing defective breakers. Tightens connections in circuit breakers, distribution panels, light switches, outlets and light fixtures.

* Welds similar metal components together to fabricate or repair equipment. Uses gas welding, brazing or arc welding. Repairs broken or cracked parts. Positions and clamps components together before welding. Welds in flat or horizontal positions.

* Constructs, installs, repairs or modifies items and structures, such as, windows, doors, screens, roofs, siding and floors by removing damaged parts and replacing on toilets, gate houses, storage buildings and similar structures.

* Installs, repairs, replaces and maintains such things as pipe, tile, union joints, faucets and drains.

* Maintains project water supply and sewage facilities. Repairs or replaces pumps, valves, faucets, broken waterlines, hand pumps and hydrants. Sets pressure gauges on water pumps and pressure tanks. Collects water samples for testing.

* Operate overhead shop cranes and various forklift trucks and mobile lifting equipment including man lifts.

* Operates a variety of vehicles and vessels, such as, sedans, gasoline or diesel-powered trucks or truck tractors with trailer or semi-trailer, tractors, fork lifts, motor boats, work barges, skid steer and all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

* Operates dump truck equipped with a pintle hitch and pulling heavy equipment trailer (Combined weight over 26,000 pounds with trailer weight over 10,000 pounds).

* Collects humidity, temperature and wind velocity readings from weather instruments and makes gage readings pertaining to water storage. Reports weather information and operating data to the District Office in accordance with established schedules.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 5% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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

* Pre-employment physical is required.

* Pre-employment drug test is required and will be required annually.

* Obtain and maintain all Corps of Engineers licenses associated with this position.

* Obtain and maintain a current Corps of Engineers motorboat operator's license.

* Possess and maintain a valid State motor vehicle operator's license.

* Lift objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds and up to 100 pounds with assistance.

* Wear the appropriate uniform for this position.

* Valid State Driver's License is required.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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 a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision. Ability to perform various maintenance skills including, but not limited to minor electrical and mechanical work, carpentry, painting, plumbing, welding, maintenance of water supply and sewage facilities, and roofing work; operate a variety of vehicles and vessels such as sedans, gasoline or diesel-powered trucks or truck tractors with trailer or semi-trailer, tractors, fork lifts, motor boats, work barges, skid steer and all terrain vehicle; operate heavy equipment to include but not limited to graders, dozer, and backhoe in the construction of boat ramps, roads, campsite extensions and related facilities. - 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 Screen Out

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

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

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

* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

* Use of Measuring Instruments

* Physical Effort: Uses moderate physical effort to stack, load, unload, move and carry tools, equipment and materials ranging in weight from 10 lbs to 50 lbs unassisted. Occasionally lifts heavier objects with assistance (e.g., using a hand truck). Required to reach, walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Occasionally works in cramped quarters, or from ladders, scaffolds or platforms.

* Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside in all types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.) and usually in a dirty, dusty and/or greasy environment. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shocks, burns, cuts bruises, maimed fingers and scrapes. Occasionally is required to wear uncomfortable protective clothing.