PhoenixRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Phoenix jobs

Pipefitter - Plumber

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Pipefitter works in the Engineering Service for the Phoenix, AZ Veteran Affairs Healthcare System (PVAHCS). The work entails installation of mechanical and plumbing equipment and services; the regular preventative maintenance of this type of equipment and fixtures; providing expeditious service to correct and repair systems that fail unexpectedly; and perform troubleshooting activities to identify causes of failure and provide corrective actions to the cause of failure. Responsibilities Major duties include, but are not limited to: Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, and circulating pumps, and radiators; Works from building plans, blueprints, and sketches to plan and lay out the routing, placement, pitch, elevation, pressure reduction, expansion, and operation of various piping systems and equipment; Installs, modifies, and repairs systems like those described above by setting up system routes, placing and cutting route openings, placing hangers for proper pitch and elevation, and determining and installing such things as risers, flexible branches, expansion joints, pumps, gauges, and pressure regulators in the combination needed to support the pressures of the systems and that ensure the proper operation of the systems; Installs equipment like that described above by planning and completing the routing and placement of systems leading to the equipment, determining and placing the equipment at the proper levels and points in the systems, and joining, sealing, and testing systems and equipment for proper pressures, leak free joints, and operation; Performs troubleshooting and repairs on various plumbing systems and equipment including medical air, medical oxygen, medical vacuum, nitrous oxide, waste and vent systems, domestic hot and cold water piping, hot water heaters, water softeners, reverse osmosis units, steam and condensate systems, utility air systems, domestic water booster pumps, sewage ejection pumping systems, commercial kitchen and building service equipment; Repairs manual and automatic faucets, toilets, flushometers, bed pan washers, urinals, sinks, patient tubs and showers; Troubleshoots equipment that fails tests and inspections and correct the causes to industry standards for the healthcare industry; and Performs other duties assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6:00 am until 2:30 pm and/or 2:30 pm until 11:00 pm based on the needs of the medical center. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Pipefitters make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the systems and equipment that is worked on is located in hard-to-reach places. This requires the pipefitters to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The pipefitters frequently handle, lift, carry, and set up parts and equipment that weigh up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds). Occasionally, the pipefitters may lift and carry items that weigh over 23 kilograms (50 pounds). The work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. The incumbent will sometimes be required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. There is frequent exposure to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions. The incumbent will frequently be exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, and infections. They are occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Measurement and LayoutTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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, 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. Education Additional Information 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (602) 277-5551. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required 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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Phoenix , Pipefitter - Plumber, Professions , Phoenix, Arizona

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Arizona jobs by following @recnetAZ on Twitter!

Phoenix RSS job feeds