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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. These notes are produced at our facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency.
This position is located in the Office of Facilities Support, Plumbing and Sheet Metal Shop. The incumbent of this position installs and maintains piping and associated apparatus’s supporting the following utilities; heating, cooling, air, liquids, steam pressurized systems from 0 to 250 pounds, and specialized production and process related equipment unique to the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.
Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. KEY REQUIREMENTS
DUTIES:As a Pipefitter, you will:
Install coils for heating and cooling systems, and makes connections to their controls.
Repair and maintain heating systems including unit heater, fan coil units, control valves, radiators, automatic control valves, etc.
Inspect, install, and repair sprinkler systems and fire standpipe systems.
Fabricate, install, and repair all hydraulic, vacuum, air, and oil lines.
Install, repair, and maintain all steam stations by the following fabrication methods: electric and acetylene welding, sliver soldering and sweat soldering, pipe threading, and flare and compression fittings.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement. The screen-out element for this position is [applicants who fail to show this ability will be rated ineligible] Ability to do the work of a Pipefitter without more than normal supervision; knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.; technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) as it relates to pipefitting; ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. to include blueprint reading; measurement and layout; ability to use and maintain tools and equipment; and troubleshooting.You must show in your resume and in your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the screen-out element and obtain an average score of 70 in each element in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Prior to employment applicants must be certified physically qualified by the Bureau’s Medical Officer to perform arduous duties requiring prolonged standing, stooping, walking, crawling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, scaffodling, standing on platforms, working in cramped and awkward positions, on rooftops, and lifting/moving items weight occassionally up to 100 pounds; frequently sets up materials and equipment at varying stated weights. Work is usually in cramped positions and small spaces. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: (screenout): [applicants who fail to show this ability will be rated ineligible] Ability to do the work of a Pipefitter without more than normal supervision; knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.; technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) as it relates to pipefitting; ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. to include blueprint reading; measurement and layout; ability to use and maintain tools and equipment; and troubleshooting.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. First consideration will be given to CTAP/ICTAP eligible in the commuting area. In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements, CTAP/ICTAP eligible must be ranked in the Gold category. For more information on Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) please click here Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your eligibility.
Category Ratin g will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligible in that category. Qualified preference eligible with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
This announcement can be used to fill like positions within 180 days of closing.
We will not pay relocation expenses.
Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during this shutdown period.
This is a bargaining designated position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
DRUG POLICY STATEMENT: This is a Testing Designated Position. Prior to appointment the selectee must submit to and successfully pass a urinalysis drug screening. The selectee will also be subject to unannounced random drug testing for the duration of their time in this position.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process.
The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).
Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
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