Headquarters, Air Force Space Command UTILITY SYSTEMS REPAIRER-OPERATOR in Buckley AFB, Colorado
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical power generating equipment, centrifugal and screw type water chillers Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) single and multiple fuel heating boilers, power boilers, and associated auxiliary equipment, pollution control equipment Energy Management and Control. Responsibilities Operates electrical power plant AC and DC switchgear to control and distribute electrical power through primary and secondary electrical distribution systems. Installs, modifies, inspects, trouble shoots, repairs, replaces and overhauls generators, diesel engines, electrical distribution switchgear, control components and other auxiliary equipment required for the operation of a 12 megawatt power (cont) (cont) plant consisting of four ea. 3000 KW generators, a remote 900 kilowatt power plant consisting of 1 ea. 850 KW generator set, and a remote 250 kilowatt power plant consisting of 1 ea. 250 KW generator set. Operates, installs, inspects, repairs, troubleshoots, replaces and or overhauls chillers and all chiller plant support equipment chiller plant consists of twelve chillers ranging from 1300 ton to 1000, eight cooling towers, water pumps up to (cont) (cont) 3100 GPM, electrical motors from fractional to 125 HP, pneumatic and electronic control systems, pneumatic valves, level controllers and other associated equipment used in the operation of the central chiller plants. Operates, installs, modifies, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and overhauls large HVAC systems, HVAC subsystems and components such as large air handler units with capacities up to 138,200 CFM, hot water and steam boilers with (cont) (cont) capacities up to 4185 MBH, electric and pneumatic control systems, humidifiers, pumps, variable air volume (VAV) boxes, air conditioning units, evaporative coolers, steam valves, traps, gas/water valves and pressure regulators. Operates an Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) used to monitor and control all HVAC systems within the facility. Starts/stops equipment, does trend logs and graphs on equipment operation and adjusts control limits on HVAC systems. Utilizes established safety practices, rules, regulations, and procedures to maintain safe and clean work environment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4700-Utility Systems Repairing-Operating Group. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a UTILITY SYSTEMS REPAIRER-OPERATOR without more than normal supervision. JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: I. Skills in either Power Support System Mechanic OR Air Conditioning Mechanical trade and knowledge of associated safety regulations, practices. and procedures. 2. Knowledge of a wide variety of technical practices in order to perform operational repairs and preventive maintenance on boilers, auxiliary, and pollution control equipment; and of steam or high temperature hot water boiler plant equipment including single or multiple fuel power boilers fueled by coal, oil, refuse derived fuel, wood, natural gas, or a combination of these fuels; auxiliary pollution control: other auxiliary equipment and knowledge of associated safety regulations, practices, and procedures. 3. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as gauges, meters, recorders, analog displays, and computer generated data to determine operational status and make necessary adjustments and knowledge of associated safety regulations, practices, and procedures. 4. Ability to interpret diagrams, drawings, operating manuals, or special facility procedures to be followed during emergencies, equipment failures, or system malfunctions. 5. Ability to operate auxiliary equipment and pollution control equipment; to operate power boilers using computer controlled equipment that produce s team or high temperature hot water: and to perform preventive maintenance and various operational repairs and knowledge of associated safety regulations, practices, and procedures. 6. Ability to operate and maintain auxiliary equipment such as air compressors, pneumatic control systems, pumps and motors, refrigerant air dryers, batteries and battc1y chargers and knowledge of associated safety regulations, practices, and procedures. Physical Effort Frequently works in confined areas in and around boilers and support equipment; e.g., auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Work requires moderate to strenuous physical effort and long periods of walking, kneeling, standing, climbing, bending, and crouching. Frequently lifts and carries boiler parts. equipment, and chemical supplies weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 50 pounds with assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment. Working Conditions Employee normally works indoors on concrete surfaces. Occasionally works outside for short periods. When working outside is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Works on catwalks and ladders. Employee is subject to high temperatures, high noise, rotating machinery, soot, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil. and fumes in the work area. Exposed to toxic effects of refrigerants and steam temperatures up to 115 degrees. Subject to cuts and abrasions from use of tools and equipment and burns from acids, caustics. and contact with pipes and boilers. Working in close quarters or in high places is not unusual. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. 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