Journeyman Textile Specialist (Carpet Mechanic)

Washington D.C.
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Logistics & Support, Furnishings Carpet Shop. Major duties include but are not limited to: installing, repairing, and cleaning carpet; drawing detailed schematics; service calls; shop upkeep; safety; customer service; and workforce planning. Other duties or special projects as assigned.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Local area travel only.

  • No


Must follow lead of senior shop personnel and adhere to shop policy, processes, procedures, criteria, and protocol.

Must be able to accurately read measuring devices, to include rulers and tape measures, and have mastered basic math skills.

Must be able to attend, retain, and implement related training.

Capable and willing to work various shifts, extended hours, or weekends to fulfill the needs of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Capable of learning to operate heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, pallet jack, etc.) as required.

Capable of learning House campus layout and work in a team/shop environment.

Capable of learning and following applicable laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, processes, practices, and regulations affecting the House, CAO, Logistics & Support/Furnishings, and the Carpet Shop.

General working knowledge of various automated systems and software programs used by the Carpet Shop.

Must be able to meet minimum physical requirements, to include the following physical demands:

  • Employees must frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds, at a minimum.
  • Frequent standing, bending, crouching, lifting, twisting, and grasping.
  • Maintain personal appearance and hygiene in a professional, neat, and clean manner to include hair, mustaches, and beards.
  • Keep work area neat and uncluttered.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum 10 years of experience working in the carpet trade.

Must possess a complete knowledge and ability to perform all aspects of the carpet trade, to include: creating drawings; installation of intricate and complicated patterns and designs; repair, maintenance, removal, and cleaning of carpet tile and broadloom.

Ability to create design schematics that can be properly read by installation mechanics.

Ability to seam broadloom carpet with high-end carpet trade techniques.

Must be able to safely use tools related to the carpet trade, to include knives, cutters, seam irons, staple guns, basic power tools, and cleaning equipment.

Ability to efficiently perform assigned duties in expected time frames.

Not Applicable

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