U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$22.82 to $26.62
Open & closing dates
$22.82 to $26.62 per hour
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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Position Description Title/PD#: Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic / 08140A
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 12:00am (Midnight) to 8:30am
Under the general supervision of the Laundry Operations Specialist and/or designee the incumbent(s) is/are responsible for a wide range of scheduled equipment (preventative) maintenance on a wide range of complex laundry equipment. The primary responsibility of the Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic(s) is to continuously monitor the complex laundry systems for proper operations. The Incumbent(s) is/are also responsible for the preventative maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, repair and upgrade of all microcomputer and microprocessor controlled laundry equipment and the related systems in the consolidated textile care processing facility. Including digital and analog controls and electronic circuitry which controls the interrelation of each subsystem and coordination of system operations. The equipment systems include but not limited to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) analog and digital systems controlling the electronic, electrical, electromechanical, chemical, water, water recycling, waste water heat recovery, pneumatic and monorail systems.
This is a unique position due to the unavailability of a contingency laundry service the incumbent(s) must rely on their knowledge, experience, training and technical expertise to minimize the effects of catastrophic failure on three Veterans Administration Medical Centers and currently 5 CBOCs. This requires immediate response to outages to minimize downtime because turn-around time is critical to service distant VA facilities. This often requires long periods of unsupervised work to return the equipment to service.
Scheduled Maintenance: 30%
Scheduled maintenance on the complex laundry equipment is primarily based on machine hours which require constant monitoring of the equipment hour meters. The manufacturer recommended scheduled maintenance varies in complexity depending on the machine. For example, the small piece folders require a thorough cleaning, lubrication and belt checks, while the large piece ironers, dryers and washer/extractors require PLC programing knowledge to interpreting readings.
Unscheduled maintenance: 30%
Unscheduled maintenance on the complex laundry equipment is the result of a failure in one of the PLC controlled analog and digital systems controlling the electronic, electrical, electromechanical, chemical, water, water recycling, waste water heat recovery, pneumatic and monorail systems. The incumbent is required to have the knowledge to identify the symptoms, use recommended troubleshooting techniques and diagnose the problem and repair to the component level.
The incumbent(s) will document all maintenance performed to meet Joint Commission (JCAHO), Occupation Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Association of Institutional Linen management (NAILM) documentation requirements. The incumbent(s) will also use this documentation to identify maintenance trends and the root cause of repeat maintenance issues.
The incumbent(s) is/are required to build relationships with their peers in other VA Textile care processing facilities to share knowledge on maintenance issues, identify best practices in troubleshooting, disassembly and assembly of the complex laundry equipment. Building this network will also through information sharing identify alternate venders for parts to make the maintenance department cost efficient.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
2606 Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
The incumbent(s) is/are expected to do a considerable amount of walking, bending, stooping, standing and crawling under equipment and buildings able to work in tight cramped spaces inside and near equipment. The incumbent must be able to climb ladders or scaffolding, carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a considerable distance and up and down stairs and ladders. The incumbent(s) must be able to lift heavy motors and other equipment using a pulley system.
Incumbent will work in a well-ventilated with adequate lighting space, however the incumbent(s) will often be required to work in hot, dark, damp, wet, dirty, greasy, loud and vibrating areas, occasionally working near or next to steam lines and near operating machinery and is required to wear the recommended personal protective equipment for each job.
This position may be assigned holidays, irregular tours including weekends as necessary in support of Veteran Centered Care. This position will on occasion be asked to work extended hours for coverage as necessary in support of Veteran Centered Care.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/05/2018.
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 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:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Test Equipment - Electronics
Troubleshooting (Electronic Equipment)
Use Hand and Power Tools - Electronics
Without more than normal supervision
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.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
* Applications for this position will be accepted from Current Permanent Federal Employees Only. *
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/05/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10132855
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
a. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest time stamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and time stamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
b. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
c. For qualification determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you may not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section).
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Agency contact information
VA Central Texas Health Care System
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
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