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Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic

at Agricultural Research Service in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Summary This position is located within the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plains Area (PA), at the Location Support Staff Unit in Manhattan, Kansas. In this position, you will install, service, and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and provide maintenance, repair, and preventative maintenance for a variety of equipment that uses refrigerant or heating/cooling systems. Responsibilities Maintains and repairs plumbing systems. Repairs and maintains steam and hot water piping systems and valves. Installs water lines to include domestic water and deionized water lines. Operates, cleans, services, and maintains building heating equipment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: 03/04/2024. Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. (For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)). Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration. Physical Effort The incumbent makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. This requires the incumbent to walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for long period of time. Close eye-hand coordination is required. The incumbent frequently lifts and carries up to 75 pounds. Occasionally, the incumbent may lift or move with assistance, heavy objects weighing more than 75 pounds. Working Conditions The work is performed both inside and outside. The incumbent is sometimes required to make repairs and maintenance in bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 9 meters (30 feet) or more; and in close quarters such as manholes, attics, or in grain bins. The incumbent is occasionally exposed to the possibility of injury from falling, electrical shock, burns, and rotary devices such as electrical motors. The incumbent is frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises. The incumbent is required a wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment and conform to all OSHA safe working regulations. Uncomfortable face masks and protective clothing may be occasionally worn when there is the possibility of exposure to toxic refrigerants or chemicals. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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Job Posting: JC255930438

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 07, 2024

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