Utility Systems Repairer Operator

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Montrose, NY3.9

30+ days ago
  • Maintains a system consisting of multi-fuel water tube and fire tube high pressure boilers (200 H.P.-900
H.P.); chillers (300-500 ton capacity); and DDC computerized burner management and monitoring system;

  • Operates, maintains, and modifies system to optimize efficiency and energy savings;
  • Maintains safety and environmental functions at proper levels for patient care and other facility operations;
  • Has experience operating one or more utility systems of large capacity and flexibility (i.e. multi-fuel boilers with output ranges of 7,500-100,000 pounds of steam per hour and centrifugal and steam absorption chillers up to 500 ton capacity);
  • Utilizes multi-meters, logic diagrams, as-built electronic and pneumatic control drawings, electronic and pneumatic schematics, manufacturer's literature and other usual and customary trade tools;
  • Monitors various back up alarm systems such as Fire Alarm, Emergency Generators, Water Tower Levels, and Liquid Oxygen, etc.;
  • Completes assignments through work orders and outlined general objectives;
  • Makes decisions regarding technical procedures and techniques;
  • Ensures work deadlines are met minimizing equipment downtime and utility disruptions;
  • Keeps shop and work areas and equipment clean, secure, and orderly;
  • Articulates verbally and in writing assignments received from supervisor;
  • Records operational readings of all associated systems;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Rotating shifts (8am-4pm), (4pm-12am), & (12am-8am), including Saturdays and Sundays
Position Description Title/PD#: Utilities System Repairer Operator/ PD#02625A
Tele work eligible- No
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Physical Requirements: The position requires the employee to be physically fit to be able to perform the rigors of the job. S/he must pass a yearly fitness for duty physical (including respiratory fit testing) and is subject to random testing for use of illegal substances. Frequently required to carry, lift, and set up parts and equipment that weigh more than 50 pounds.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c

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 Job Elements:
Career Transition Assistance Plan
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

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.

Documents Accepted:

Documents Required:

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.