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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Utility Systems Repair Operator Not to Exceed 09/30/21 in Grand Junction, Colorado


The incumbent serves as a Utility Systems Repairer/Operator (USRO) for the VA Veterans Health Care System and is responsible for both boiler and chiller repair and operations. This position is in support of COVID and is a NTE13 Months, not a permanent position and continued employment after the NTE expires is not guaranteed.



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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/25/2021. 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 eligible's are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:Attention to DetailElectricalMechanicalMental VisualizationTechnology Application Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Frequently works in confined areas in and around Boilers and support equipment. The work requires moderate to strenuous physical effort and long periods of walking, standing, climbing, bending and crouching. Frequently lifts and carries Boiler parts and chemical supplies weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 50 pounds with assistance of other workers or equipment. Some work will require the use of scaffolds, platforms, catwalks and ladders. Will be physically fit to perform various types of physical labor that pertains to boiler repairs and maintenance work inside and outside of the boiler. Working Conditions: Work is primarily inside but will perform several tasks outside, which is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Subject to high and low temperatures, constant noise, vibrations, dust, dampness, fumes, chemical soot, grease, near rotating machinery and in tight confined spaces. May be subject to cuts, abrasions and burns by contact with steam lines, chemicals etc. Operators will be required to work overtime. Operators will be confined space trained, Underground Storage Tank Operator trained, and a participant of the respiratory program. Boiler Operators are run on a seven-day, three-shift plan. May be assigned to a specific shift or alternate, working on all, three shifts, including weekends and holidays. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.



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