Maintenance Worker

Department of Defense Walla Walla, WA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: Employees occupying these positions will provide emergency support to disaster stricken areas throughout the US. Employee must pass a stringent medical screening and be prepared to live and work in extremely austere conditions. Work schedule will initially be arduous, with much overtime. Sleeping arrangements may be limited to using a sleeping bag or in the vehicle used to move from location to location. The duty station for pay purposes for these positions is Kennewick, WA.

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* Operate and maintenance duties to include: computing and making flood releases, inspecting, repairing and maintaining the appurtenant structures and systems of the dam.

* Maintain and repair facilities such as public restrooms, camp sites, picnic areas, park roads, etc.

* Perform carpentry, painting, plumbing and welding work.

* Maintain and repair equipment such as, hydraulic gates, hoists, hangers, cranes, elevators, sump pumps, water systems pumps, chlorinators and stand-by generators.

* Inspect circuit breakers and fuses for proper condition and size, replacing defective breakers.

* Construct, install, repair or modify items and structures, such as, panels, bins, concrete forms, dry walls, shelves, framework, doors, finished paneling, interior and exterior trim, bulletin boards, cabinets, bookcases and counters.

* Paint a variety of surfaces such as, wood, metal and concrete using standard coating methods (e.g., brushing, rolling and spraying).

Travel Required

76% or greater - Business Travel up to 75% of the time is required 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.

* This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a medical examination.

* This position requires 100% Business Travel in various locations throughout the United States.

* This position is a Temporary Position; that may be extended up to a maximum of four years TERM Position.

* This position requires that you pass a stringent medical screening.

* This position requires you to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Cert


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.

* Eligibility due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) within the commuting area of Kennewick, WA.

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 MAINTENANCE WORKER without more than normal supervision. Candidates for this job must show in their resume that they have the training/education or experience in the following knowledge and abilities:

Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of electrical principles, elements, and system operations involved with a large water treatment plant.

Knowledge of specialized safety equipment and techniques.

Ability to install, repair and maintain electric power generating and distributing equipment.

Knowledge of electrical theory such as power factor, transformers, series and parallel circuits, line loading, line losses, and dielectric or conductive properties of materials.

Ability to use and maintain appropriate tools and equipment. Ability to read, understand, and apply instruction and other materials related to the job.

Assignments require interest, motivation, and readiness to complete simple tasks.

* Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Physical Conditions: Moderate physical effort is exerted while working on poles, at ground level, in trenches, or manholes. Work requires bending stooping, climbing, and standing for long periods. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed in installing, repairing, and testing electrical equipment. Required to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds on occasion and at times more.

* Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Is exposed to danger from explosions of equipment and cables in manholes and vaults, as well as danger from high voltage electrical shock, burns from solder, broken bones cuts and bruises. Is exposed to heat and noise when working in substations or power-generating facilities, to extremes of weather when working outdoors, and to unpleasant odors and wet slippery surfaces when working in manholes and other underground structures as well as sedimentation basins. Is subject to electrical burns while working around high voltage electrical lines, broken bones from falls from scaffolding, ladders, poles, and strains from awkward work positions. Is exposed to chemicals such as insulating oil from transformers and oil switches.