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Electrician

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Leeds
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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Summary

This position is located at the VA Central Western Mass (VACWM) located in Leeds, Massachusetts. The position reports directly to the Electrical Super visor in the Facilities Maintenance Service ( F M S) . The purpose of the position is to install, modify, repair, maintain, troubleshoot, test, and load new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.

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Responsibilities

Some duties may include:

  • Installs and tests new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.
  • Works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering, drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay out electrical projects.
  • Traces hard-to-locate defects or problems associated with the completion of repairs and installations.
  • Repairs and installations are made from ladders, scaffolding, platforms and other hard-to-reach places.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry tools, equipment and parts that weigh up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.
  • Using knowledge of the various gauges, sizes, and types of wire, conduit, couplings, fittings, relays, boxes, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices, and the ability to arrange and install them in ways that insure proper and safe operation of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Basic familiarity with signal generators, signal tracers and read schematics of uncomplicated assemblies to test and determine locations of defective parts.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 am -3:30 pm

Position Title: Electrician PD00196A

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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2805 Electrician

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/08/2021.

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 eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Electric Drawings
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting (Electrical)
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Without more than normal supervision

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.

Physical Requirements: Repairs and installations are made from ladders, scaffolding, platforms and other hard-to-reach places. This requires the incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring & uncomfortable positions. The work requires frequently lifting and carrying of tools, equipment and parts that weigh up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions: The work is performed both inside and outside. The incumbent is sometimes required to make repairs and installations in bad weather and work in areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 feet or more and in close quarters such as manholes and attics. The incumbent is exposed to the possibility of injury from: falling, electrical shock, burns, and injuries from rotary devices such as electrical motors and is frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Springfield , Electrician, Other , Leeds, Massachusetts

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