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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity Powered Support System Mechanic in Pueblo, Colorado


About the Position: The Powered Support Systems Mechanic is a member Public Works Division, within the Directorate of Base Operations. This position troubleshoots, performs major repairs, overhauls and maintains a variety of powered support equipment such as diesel power plants e.g. 0.5 kw to 100 kw, gasoline powered auxiliary generators, heavy duty air compressors, fixed and portable pumping units, etc.


Apply knowledge of mechanical makeups to operate powered support systems such as electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic alongside others.

Complete work orders to ensure requested work is being completed as directed.

Operate powered support equipment to perform work assignments.

Utilize required tools for specified jobs to ensure correct materials are being used.

Review technical materials such as technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams, schematics and similar guides covering assembly instructions to completed assigned tasks.

Conduct diagnostic inspections on powered support systems to evaluate operational function of equipment is working correctly.

Monitor refurbishment of powered support system repairs to ensure maintenance is completed correctly.

Order materials required to complete on-going projects.

Lead troubleshoot repairs work such as electrical or transistorized systems to ensure repairs are completed correctly.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens 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. 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) Powered Support System Mechanic without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to locate materials on-hand in order to complete projects. I have the ability to communicate to team leads regarding the status of work progress and factors impeding the ability to accomplish assigned projects. I have the ability to read plans, blueprints, materials and tools available for each assigned task. I have the ability to work within a team setting and follow guidance received from a supervisor. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Knowledge of MaterialsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble Shooting Physical Efforts: Stands, walks, bends, works in awkward positions. Work requires frequent bending,reaching, crouching, standing and arm movement. Incumbent sometimes works in awkward positions or cramped areas. There is frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to about 50 pounds and lifting heavier items using jacks, hoists, etc. Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and occasionally outside. Inside, incumbent is frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and loud noise. Outside, incumbent may on occasion be required to work in bad weather. Both inside and outside, the incumbent is frequently exposed to irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, etc. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, and electrical shocks. Wears protective clothing and equipment as necessary.


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. Two year trial/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 - Materiel Maintenance Management position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. 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 is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.