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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic in Marietta, Ohio

Summary About the Position: This job announcement is for a Heavy Mobile Engineering Equipment Mechanic, position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Rivers Repair Fleet, Marietta Repair Station, located in Marietta, OH. Responsibilities Make repairs and overhauls to mobile and floating cranes. Diagnose difficult performance problems on a wide variety of equipment and improvise replacement, assembly, repair, and troubleshooting techniques. Perform mechanical maintenance, overhaul, and repair a variety of gasoline- and diesel-powered heavy construction equipment such as cranes, wheel- and crawler-type tractors, excavators, compressors, and stationary engines. Perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and overhauls to a variety of towboats, launches, and survey vessels. Perform the repair of gasoline and diesel equipment at field locations. Perform mechanical maintenance, overhaul, and repair of various makes, types, and sizes of service and semi-trucks. Perform various tasks incident to cleaning tools, storing them in proper places, and the general maintenance of good housekeeping conditions in the shop area. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. SPECIAL NOTICE! This job is also being advertised to status candidates under job announcement RECE240523406711. Seasonal employment means annually recurring periods of work of less than 12 months each year. Seasonal employees are permanent employees who are placed in non-duty/non-pay status and recalled to duty in accordance with pre-established conditions of employment. Seasonal employees are eligible for the same benefits offered to full-time employees. Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element applicants must show the ability to perform some tasks such as repairing, overhauling, and modifying equipment and determining the cause of malfunctions. I am skilled in repairing gasoline and diesel engine powered equipment to correct mechanical malfunctions; repairing transmission and brake systems; using various tools of the trade, such as micrometers, pressure gauges, engine analyzers and dynamometers to determine malfunctions; and checking vehicle components and operation to ensure efficient performance. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. PHYSICAL EFFORTS: The employee works in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods. The work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching. The employee frequently lifts and carries items, unassisted, weighing up to 40 pounds and puts forth similar strenuous effort while pushing, pulling, and positioning parts assemblies, and equipment. The employee often lifts and moves heavier items 50 pounds or more with the assistance of others or lifting devices. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both inside and outside. Inside work is in a well-lighted, heated, and vented garage building. Outside work may be performed adjacent to the garage building or in the field. Field assignments involve exposure to temperature extremes common to the normal construction season, and to generally unfavorable working conditions in as much as most heavy equipment repair in the field is in connection with ditching, levee building, etc. The nature of the work is dirty, greasy, and noisy. The use of hand tools in cramped areas and while in awkward body positions (bending, prone, or reaching) subjects the worker to possible cuts and bruises to hands and arms. Employees are required to follow established safe working procedures. Appropriate personal protective equipment is provided to minimize or reduce hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One-year probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Recruitment/Relocation/Retention incentives may be authorized.