Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic

Hampton, Virginia
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC), Hampton, VA. in the Maintenance and Repair Section of Engineering Service.

Applicants will be reviewed every two weeks until filled.
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Performs extensive control work such as checking, adjusting, installing, and modifying electronic, electric, and pneumatic controls as necessary to maintain proper control, which requires extensive knowledge of system design and operation. Required to maintain, install, hook up, modify design parameters, write computer programs and put into operation all types of A/C systems, and to operate and repair refrigeration and air conditioning equipment by using the Johnson Controls Building Automation System (BAS), Alert on Building Automation System (BAS), and Automated Logic Controls, Must be able to recognize the causes of faulty equipment and be able to make necessary repairs, and modifications to achieve desired operations, if necessary. Diagnoses trouble or defects in sensors, field cabinets, control consoles, electronic control boards in motor control centers, and determines corrective action.

Disconnects and dismantles electronic controlled instruments as necessary and corrects trouble or defects by adjusting, repairing, or replacing parts or units. Works with electrical circuits from 240 volts to 24 volts and other lower voltage signals such as 0-10VDC and

Required to maintain the Johnson Controls, Alert on, and Automated Logic Controls Building Automation systems operating correctly. Performs the above duties with little or no supervision during the regular administrative work week and may occasionally be assigned to a shift during a personnel shortage of A/C plant operators and A/C equipment mechanics. Subject to call back for emergency repairs of equipment. Should have the capability of troubleshooting data base problems from a remote location with the use of a personal computer and modem hook-up. Incumbent may support other utilities shops as need arises.

Must possess a thorough knowledge of A/C and refrigeration systems, as well as design and operation characteristics of various systems such as chilled water, hot water and steam, for control of environmental conditions.

Must have knowledge of the practical application of electronics theories.

Must have knowledge of the principles of air conditioning.

Must be able to modify, alter, or change components of the system which are malfunctioning and to modify programs and add points to the system to further increase the reliability and economic operation of the control systems involved.

Must have a thorough knowledge of graphics design for BAS and be able to create and modify the control graphics to make the operation of the system more efficient and easier for various operators to understand.

Must have a thorough working knowledge of multimeters and in working with AC/DC circuits.

Must be skilled in interpreting engineering drawings.

Must have a good working knowledge of fractions, decimals, and principles of

Must be skilled in electrical troubleshooting as well as be able to adjust and calibrate all safety controls and operating controls to specifications.

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance in accordance with VA and manufacturers' requirements and repairs and installs equipment. Thoroughness and quality of work performed is such that equipment failures are not due to neglected or inadequate preventive maintenance.

Analyzes current preventative maintenance procedures and equipment requirements to determine need for modification or improvement. Devises appropriate new preventive maintenance procedures and makes effective recommendations for the reduction of downtime or to improve equipment reliability or accuracy.

Must interpret work orders, specifications, technical literature, and blueprints for repairs, installations, and modifications in order to determine the best methods of accomplishing work, with a minimum of instructions concerning the work methods or the materials needed for the job at hand.

Must complete work without undue interruption to the work assignments, and only consults with supervisor on problems which are unique. Evaluates these problems and makes recommendations on how to repair, modify, or eliminate problems out of the control systems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical may be required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state's driver license
  • Required to be fitted for a respirator which may prohibit the growth of facial hair.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30p
Position Description Title/PD#: Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic /28150
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Telework: Not Available
Compressed/Flexible: Not available
Virtual: Not Available
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C .

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 Effort. Daily duties consist of climbing, working in cramped positions, and restricted spaces, and moving and lifting heavy objects and equipment in the repairing and installation of A/C equipment. In making repairs and installations, works from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms. Equipment is located in hard-to-reach places and stooping, stretching, bending, and kneeling are frequently performed for long periods of time in making repairs.

Working Conditions. Work is primarily performed indoors, in draft attic spaces and in cramped areas with low overheads, and the incumbent is frequently required to work outside. Incumbent is subject to varying extremes of weather and temperature variations. Incumbent is subject to dusty atmospheres, cuts, and bruises, electrical shocks, falls from ladders or scaffolding, eye and hand injuries from power driven machines and hand tools, and to communicable diseases while working on the wards. Incumbent may be subject to escaping gases when working with, around, or near refrigerants.

Other. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Will also be required to be fitted for a respirator which may prohibit the growth of facial hair.


No Education requirement

Additional information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following for each job listed:
1) Job title and grade level/salary. In order to show that you meet time-in-grade, you must document grades you have held and how long you have held them;
2) Duties (you must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience);
3) Month, day and year start/end dates (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);
4) Number of hours worked per week for all jobs listed
5) Full Name and address of Employer
6) Name of Supervisor or Contact name
7) Complete phone number of Supervisor/Contact

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

If applying as a candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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