Boiler Plant Operator|
To 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 questions. The screen-out element(s) for this position is: Ability to do the work of a journeyman level Boiler Plant Operator 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. Performs most duties in a standing position; however, some boiler work is carried out in a stooped, cramped, or bent position. Must be able to lift objects weighing at least 50 pounds, to climb stairs, and to work from ladders and platforms. Must have full use of limbs and good vision and hearing. Working Environment. The majority of duties are carried out inside the boiler plant. On occasion the employee will be outside, such as checking fuel oil trucks in and out to see that the correct amount of oil is delivered, sounding fuel oil tanks, and removing trash from the boiler plant. Required to work around hot pipes and electrical systems, noisy machinery, extreme temperatures, fumes, stack gases, and smoke. When circumstances warrant, the incumbent will be required to wear the following safety equipment: hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, shop apron, appropriate gloves, respirator, and hearing protection. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.