Andrews AFB, Maryland
Jan 25, 2023
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time

-Performs heavy mobile equipment mechanic work including troubleshooting malfunctions, determining the type and extent of repair required, repairing, and maintaining equipment including, but not limited to, 25,000 (25K) and 60,000 (60K) pound capacity aircraft platform loading deck cargo loaders, 50,000 (50K) pound capacity containers handlers, bulldozers, power shovels, road graders, mobile cranes, and other types of material handling and construction equipment.

-Performs automotive mechanic work including troubleshooting malfunctions, determining the type and extent of repair required, repairing, and maintaining vehicles including forklifts, tow tractors, truck tractors and trailers, sweeper trucks, wreckers, busses, vans, ambulances, pickup trucks, sedans, and hybrid vehicles.

-Uses diagnostic tools, order parts, completes documentation, and provides training and assistance to others.

-Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.

-Repairs, tears down/rebuilds, overhauls, and maintains a variety of systems such as gasoline and diesel engines, transmission and gear reduction systems, drive line and rear axle assemblies, transaxles, hydraulic power-assist systems, fuel injection systems, exhaust and emission control systems, and related electrical, electronic, high-voltage electrical, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours.
  • Must meet all certification requirements of the position.
  • Must receive training on the handling and disposition of hazardous materials.
  • The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required for the position.
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program.
  • Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.
  • Employee is required to utilize security and safety practices and procedures at all times. Must wear protective safety equipment and clothing when appropriate.
  • Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth. This position requires a physical/medical examination.
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation ,
  • The duties of this position shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function effectively.
  • This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve. (IAW: DoDD 1200.7, "Screening the Ready Reserve,").


In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5800 Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the job of a HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of a variety of types of heavy and light vehicles and vehicular equipment sufficient to troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, modify, tear down/rebuild, and maintain systems and components.
2. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures and environmental directives pertaining to handling hazardous materials.
3. Skill in troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in a variety of types of heavy and light vehicles and vehicular equipment.
4. Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, measuring instruments, and diagnostic test equipment.
5. Ability to interpret and apply manufacturers' repair manuals, technical specifications, schematics, safety manuals, and similar guides sufficient to effectively maintain, repair, overhaul, and tear down/rebuild equipment components and systems.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, provide training to others, and maintain records.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The employee works in tiring, awkward, or uncomfortable positions for long periods of time. Work is performed on top of, under, and in tight compartments of vehicles. Frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, and crouching is required. Frequent lifting, handling, and carrying of parts and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds is required. Similar effort is exerted in pushing, pulling, and positioning heavy parts, assemblies, and equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Usually works indoors on concrete surfaces and is exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and loud noise. When working outside, the employee is exposed to inclement weather conditions. The worker is constantly exposed to irritations and discomfort from dirt, dust, and fumes. Worker is subject to cuts, burns, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls. Follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety equipment such as protective gear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11783846

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace.

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