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Job Title: Pipefitter
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Des Moines, IA
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 07/21/2019
Expire Date: 08/20/2019
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Measurement and LayoutTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse 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 Requirements/Working Conditions: Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, in hard to reach places, requires working in confined spaces, and in excavations. This requires the employee to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Work involves much pulling, pushing, lifting, and carrying of objects of varying weights (sometimes up to 100 lbs.). Work is often performed in cramped quarters for extended periods of time. Walking over all types of terrain sometimes for extended distances. Will work under various heating and lighting conditions. When performing outside work, will be exposed to inclement weather conditions with temperature ranges from extreme heat or cold. Will be exposed to dust, grease, insulating material, obnoxious sewer gasses, and chemical fumes. Will be exposed to burns, from hot piping, steam and gas welding torches. Will be working with gases of explosive or combustion-sustaining qualities. Working on sewer systems is especially hazardous due to contamination from waste materials associated with hospitals.
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