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Job Title: Pipefitter
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Nashville, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Other, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Pipefitter
The Pipefitter position is in the Maintenance Section of the Engineering Maintenance and Operations Section of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). The Pipefitter receives little or no detailed instructions in the performance of assigned tasks. He/She plans and lays out the work to be performed on a particular task such as the ordering of material to install or replace various types of piping systems. The tasks assigned are more complex in nature and require a broad knowledge of equipment and systems; a broad practical knowledge of the pipefitting and plumbing trades; and an extensive knowledge of steam fitting. The Pipefitter is responsible for installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of complex piping systems.

The pipefitters are required to have knowledge of how various high-pressure piping systems and equipment, such as steam heating, steam generation, and vacuum systems, radiators, and circulating pumps, are installed and operate. The pipefitters must have the ability to plan and lay out the installation, modification, and repair of various new and existing piping systems and equipment. The pipefitters must have the ability to interpret and apply building plans and blueprints, and to use shop mathematics to lay out angles, arcs, and circles. The pipefitters must also have skill in the use of tools and equipment.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/20/2018.

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. The screen-out element for this position is the Ability To Do The Work Of The Pipefitter Without More Than Normal Supervision. 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)
  • Measurement and Layout
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • 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.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The duties of this position require physical exertion involving lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of varying weights, sizes and shapes. Physical effort is exerted in walking, running, climbing, crawling, and bending. Strain related to lack of movement such as standing in place, crouching, or stooping for extended periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Lighting, heating and ventilation in work area. Incumbent is exposed to heat restricted ventilation and poor illumination in areas such as equipment rooms. Weather conditions to which exposed when working outdoors. Incumbent is exposed to all weather conditions when working outside (parking areas, roof, etc.) Temperatures to which exposed in the work area - Incumbent is exposed to varying climatic conditions from an office, to environmentally controlled space, to excessive heat in the boiler plant. Dust, grease, and soiling of clothing and skin surfaces - Incumbent is exposed to various hazardous materials in the course of performing work assignments. He/She is provided protective clothing, equipment and safety devices for his personal protection. Noise and vibration - The emergency generator and equipment rooms are above the normal decibel rating and hearing protection is provided. Gases and fumes - Diesel fumes and hazardous gases are in the work environment during various tasks. Respiratory protection is provided for the incumbent. Hazards in the work environment - Incumbent is at risk of high-voltage electric shock; explosions of equipment or cables; injury from falls, burns, bruises and cuts. Incumbent is also required to work in patient areas which are contaminated with various diseases such as HIV, TB, and is issued personal protective equipment/clothing to be worn. Incumbent may come in contact with asbestos containing materials during the performance of tasks; and is issued protective equipment/clothing which will allow for the incumbent to assist in the removal.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


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.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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 DD214(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.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/20/2018.

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. The screen-out element for this position is the Ability To Do The Work Of The Pipefitter Without More Than Normal Supervision. 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)
  • Measurement and Layout
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • 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.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The duties of this position require physical exertion involving lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of varying weights, sizes and shapes. Physical effort is exerted in walking, running, climbing, crawling, and bending. Strain related to lack of movement such as standing in place, crouching, or stooping for extended periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Lighting, heating and ventilation in work area. Incumbent is exposed to heat restricted ventilation and poor illumination in areas such as equipment rooms. Weather conditions to which exposed when working outdoors. Incumbent is exposed to all weather conditions when working outside (parking areas, roof, etc.) Temperatures to which exposed in the work area - Incumbent is exposed to varying climatic conditions from an office, to environmentally controlled space, to excessive heat in the boiler plant. Dust, grease, and soiling of clothing and skin surfaces - Incumbent is exposed to various hazardous materials in the course of performing work assignments. He/She is provided protective clothing, equipment and safety devices for his personal protection. Noise and vibration - The emergency generator and equipment rooms are above the normal decibel rating and hearing protection is provided. Gases and fumes - Diesel fumes and hazardous gases are in the work environment during various tasks. Respiratory protection is provided for the incumbent. Hazards in the work environment - Incumbent is at risk of high-voltage electric shock; explosions of equipment or cables; injury from falls, burns, bruises and cuts. Incumbent is also required to work in patient areas which are contaminated with various diseases such as HIV, TB, and is issued personal protective equipment/clothing to be worn. Incumbent may come in contact with asbestos containing materials during the performance of tasks; and is issued protective equipment/clothing which will allow for the incumbent to assist in the removal.
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Contact Email:Mindy.Pomerenke@va.gov
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