$24.57 to $28.67
Open & closing dates
$24.57 to $28.67 per hour
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following locations:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Canandaigua VA Medical Center, part of the VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York, is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, 30 miles southeast of Rochester in Canandaigua, New York. The Canandaigua VA Medical Center has provided inpatient and outpatient medical services to veterans living in western New York State for over 75 years. Located on 150 acres with 14 major patient care buildings, the medical center is host to numerous health care programs and services.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
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The incumbent troubleshoots repairs, calibrates, and maintains highly complex medical systems as well as simple medical devices in patient diagnostic, treatment, and care areas of the Medical Center. Technical support provided by the incumbent includes preventive maintenance inspections, maintenance and repair, calibration, installation, modification, and user training. The incumbent performs duties that require him/her to analyze, diagnose, develop, and plan systems in a broad scope and complexity. Typical devices or systems include, but are not limited to, physiological monitoring systems, therapeutic and surgical laser systems, ventilators, pacemakers, defibrillators, electrosurgical units, blood chemistry analyzers, patient data management systems, intravenous pumps, and diagnostic imaging systems. The incumbent troubleshoots and resolves complex relationships between electrical, electronic, mechanical, physical, and chemical components of equipment and systems on a routine and emergent basis. The complexity of troubleshooting and correction of system malfunctions on highly complex medical systems requires technical support by the incumbent that extends well beyond maintenance and repair. The incumbent performs and documents preventive maintenance inspections to ensure safe, proper, and reliable operations of instruments and devices. He/she formulates methods and techniques to perform scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance and to assure operational safety on instruments and equipment in accordance with priorities established by the Utility Systems Supervisor. The incumbent will recommend, develop, implement, redesign, reconfigure, or modify operating procedures to reduce equipment failures, eliminate hazards, or enhance accuracy and reliability. The incumbent is responsible for functional equipment safety for both the operator and patient. The incumbent performs technical inspection and coordinates installation of new medical instruments and systems including upgrades of existing systems with minimal disruption to operations within the Medical Center. He/she serves as technical advisor and consultant to clinical staff in the purchase of new equipment. He/she evaluates new medical equipment for serviceability and appropriateness for intended use. The incumbent recommends replacement of devices and systems based on repair history, cost, down time, and user needs as required. The incumbent prepares instructional material and conducts training in the procedures, techniques, and methods of operating, testing, and calibrating medical systems for clinical staff and others. He/she trains lesser grade technicians to accomplish assigned tasks and for instructing them to maintain and improve skills and knowledge. He/she usually provides instruction on-the-job but may conduct classroom instruction as well. The incumbent utilizes automated systems to track equipment data, document repairs, open and close work orders, generate parts requests, track and maintain scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance, and maintain all other required documentation and maintenance actions. He/she has responsibilities which involve the development and monitoring of maintenance contracts. The incumbent is required to service and/or repair non-medical items as the Engineering work load requires.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 430pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Equipment Repairer/ PD# 08335-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - The candidate will be required to report to either the Bath or Canandaigua VA Medical Center as scheduled in advance.
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)
4805 Medical Equipment Repairing
Medical Equipment Repairers
Repairers, Medical Equipment
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
Physical Effort: Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Medical equipment repairers continually lift from 5 to 18 kilograms (10 to 40 pounds) and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 18 kilograms (40 pounds).
Working Conditions: Repairers perform work inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. They are exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and serious burns caused by electrical shock. Repairers work in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment.
Selected applicants will 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, 01/19/2018.
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
Grade 11 medical equipment repairers install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul, and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical). Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors. They maintain and repair chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced.
Medical equipment repairers determine nature and extent of repairs required by checking equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, broken or worn parts, leaks, feedback, and interference. They check voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain, balance, and signal sensitivity against prescribed tolerances and specifications. The repairers plan and carry out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications.
They test equipment after repair and also new equipment to assure proper functioning; conduct preventive maintenance inspection of equipment; perform periodic checks to insure that using personnel are following proper preventive maintenance procedures; and may conduct on-the-job training for lower graded employees in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment.
Medical equipment repairers make standard computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment.
Skill and Knowledge: Grade 11 medical equipment repairers apply practical knowledge of the principles of electronic circuits, functions of electronic tubes and transistors, including X-ray tubes, in order to diagnose malfunctions, repair and test such electronic equipment as electrocardiographs, defibrillators, heart oscilloscopes, electron microscope, electroencephalographs, and spectrophotometers. Repairers at this grade level also have a knowledge of the relationships between electrical and electronic circuitry as well as the interrelationship of chemical, radiation, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, or gas components of a piece of equipment or a system.
Medical equipment repairers are knowledgeable of the principles and theories governing the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, and repair and test such electrical equipment as sterilizers, film driers, suction apparatus, and dental units. They apply knowledge of hydraulic systems including their grips, locks, stop and release mechanisms, and have the ability to determine when properly adjusted with no leaks.
Repairers have the ability to repair mechanical equipment such as sterilizers, X-ray tables, operating tables, pressure breathing therapy units, respirators, and other mechanical assemblies using gears, shafts, and pulleys. They also select proper replacement parts, modification kits, and identify materials, mechanisms, and components from a knowledge of electrical or electronic symbols, color codes, descriptions, and manufacturer's numbers. Medical equipment repairers use skill in working with small components, requiring good hand and eye coordination.
The grade 11 repairers use skill in the use of electronic test equipment such as vacuum tube voltmeters, multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, tube checkers; ability to use electrical test equipment such as meggers, ohmmeters, test meters; skill in the use of such equipment as micrometers and calipers to detect wear and misalignment of gears, cams, valves, and other mechanical parts; and ability to use seat wrenches, and pressure gauges when working on hydraulic systems.
Workers at this level have the ability to interpret and apply blue prints, schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, technical manuals, and other specifications. They also have the ability to make mathematical computations, using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment.
Responsibility: Grade 11 medical equipment repairers are assigned work orally or through work orders. They independently determine the nature of trouble and extent of repairs required and complete repairs following established trade practices and procedures, using technical manuals, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications. The repairers at this level perform operational tests after repairs have been completed or when new equipment is received to assure that equipment is operating within prescribed limits so that lives are not endangered. The supervisor spot checks work for compliance with acceptable trade practices, directives, and operating specifications. The supervisor or higher level worker provides technical advice and assistance on unusual and more difficult problems.
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
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
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.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
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 ****.
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How to Apply
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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