Maintenance Mechanic

  • Full-Time
  • Orlando, FL
  • US Department Of Veterans Affairs
  • Posted 3 years ago – Accepting applications
Job Description

    The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the day to day maintenance and operations of mechanical systems and equipment throughout the Orlando VAMC Main Campus and off site business offices and Outpatient Clinics.

    ResponsibilitiesThe Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the day to day maintenance and operations of mechanical systems and equipment repair duties that encompass the installation, maintenance, repair, and inspection of all varieties of industrial plant machinery, pipefitting, plumbing, kitchen equipment, medical gas piping systems, water based fire protection, steam systems, associated piping distribution systems, general mechanical equipment and associated mechanical systems throughout the Orlando VAMC Main Campus and off site business offices and Outpatient Clinics.

    • Duties include installation, maintenance, repair of all water, high pressure steam, medical gas and vacuum systems, non-medical sterilization equipment, kitchen equipment, water based fire protection systems, domestic water chlorinating systems, water softeners and gas systems and their associated piping distribution systems and repair and maintenance of high temperature water and high-pressure piping systems such as steam, hydraulic, compressed air, nitrogen, oxygen supply lines.
    • Duties also include repairing walls, doors, ceilings, floors, windows, tables, plumbing, locks, lighting, urinals, faucets, toilets, sinks, high pressure steam systems, control valves, water chlorination and HVAC equipment. Installation of floor and ceiling tiles, door frames, walls, gauges and plastic laminate surfaces.
    • Will perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) inspections as indicated on PM printouts and complete assigned work orders utilizing appropriate equipment.
    • Will be required to assist the facility Electrician and HVAC Mechanic with multiple task when required. Construct necessary dust barriers and or block off areas as needed.
    • Will be required to assist other Maintenance Personnel with other similar trade assignments.
    • Will perform other duties as assigned.
    • Must have knowledge of interpreting Blueprints and Mechanical drawings.
    Work Schedule: 7AM - 3:30 PM, 7:30AM - 4PM, 3PM - 11:30PM, 4:30PM - 12AM - Sun-Thurs and Tues-Sat
    Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic/PD000000CV19

    Physical Requirements: The Maintenance Mechanic may frequently work in hot, humid, confined spaces around equipment and systems associated with facilities. He/she must climb ladders, bend, crouch, stoop and endure prolonged periods of standing and walking. Incumbent must lift parts and supplies weighing up to 40 lbs. Must be physically fit as work involves lifting, pulling, climbing, crawling, working with hands over head, working in confide areas, and using arm and back muscles. Incumbent must possess ability to be on feet for long periods either standing, walking, working off ladder, or staging materials, and lifting equipment. Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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  • Requirements

    RequirementsConditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
    • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • May serve a probationary period
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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:

    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. Education

    There is no educational substitute for this position.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be accessed in the order in which the applications were received and select any qualified applicant in that order.

    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

HelpThis job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 004) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).

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