Maintenance Mechanic - Locksmith

Perry Point, Maryland
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair and renovation of facilities, buildings and equipment. Approximately 30% of assignments are related to locksmith work; 60% of assignments are related to building trades work such as carpentry, millwork, plastering, painting and electrical, and the remainder related to the maintenance of various mechanical and electrical equipment that is utilized in the healthcare environment.
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Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Installs a variety of mechanical locking devices in security units.
  • Installs and adjusts a variety of commercially manufactured locking devices including combination lock which are typically installed in such security units as safes, vaults, cabinets, and chests. Installs devices with features such as dual locking capabilities, mechanical interaction with timing mechanisms, combination locks of actuating mechanisms.
  • Sets up coding systems involving varying types of locks and keyways.
  • Uses technical manuals to insure that various keyways are compatible.
  • Refers to building blueprints to determine total number of locks and those that can be keyed alike.
  • Does arithmetic to set up coding system and select the correct size of pins.
  • Repairs commercially manufactured locking devices.
  • Troubleshoots lockouts in neutralization techniques for lockouts caused by defective parts.
  • Selects points of least resistance in locking mechanism and drills or burns without harming the contents or destroying locking mechanism or container.
  • Manipulates combination locks and picks key locks.
  • Machines parts, solders or brazes broken locking parts together, fabricates parts when they are not available in stock, reshapes parts by grinding and filing.
  • Makes difficult judgments and decisions when modifying and reworking locking devices for special security objectives.
  • Works on mechanical locking components of security or surveillance systems.
  • Investigates, repairs and reworks locks.
  • Troubleshoots locking mechanisms that interrelate with equipment such a s monitors, alarms, timing mechanisms, sensors and other equipment in complete security or surveillance systems.
  • Disassembles lock, closely inspects for tool marks, abrasions and misaligned parts which indicate the possibility of tampering.
    Improvises and applies advanced neutralization techniques.
  • Maintains, installs and repairs portable and stationary industrial machines and equipment used in the production of goods and services.
  • Maintains, overhauls and repairs various types of relatively simple mechanical appliances and general equipment.
  • Services hospital equipment such as mechanical and motorized wheelchairs, geriatric and office chairs, carts, bed tables, equipment stands and floor cleaning machines.
  • Disassembles, lubricates and replaces parts.
  • Uses simple hand and power tools.
  • May make minor modifications to furniture and equipment to increase functionality.
  • Preventive maintenance.
  • Carries out routine preventive maintenance program for general hospital equipment.
  • Maintains a bench inventory of frequently used parts.
  • Performs interior and exterior building operations, repair and maintenance work.
  • Duties include work involved in constructing, altering, maintaining and repairing buildings, structures, partitions, panels, toot cabinets, bookcases, workbenches, and other items using wood, wood substitutes and composite building materials on maintaining, installing, repairing and weatherproofing roofs.
  • Measures, cuts and constructs building materials.
  • Independently plans and completes projects that involve constructing, altering, repairing, and/or modifying framework, rafters, doors, finished paneling, windows, rough furniture.
  • Performs work to close tolerances, exact fit, and structural soundness
  • Operates and uses a variety of tools by setting up, adjusting and maintaining tools to meet required specifications.
  • Plans and lays out carpentry projects.
  • Plans, measures, and lays out carpentry materials using broad knowledge of wood materials and substitutes with general and precision woodworking techniques.
  • Locates and eliminates and prevents roof leaks found in roofs or other roof openings.
  • Identifies and traces leaks and pinpoints leak areas.
  • Fabricates and constructs.
  • Makes and repairs high grade decorative woodwork for use in homes, offices and other public facilities.
  • Applies coating materials to a variety of surfaces or applies and finishes plaster surfaces in the construction and repair of interior walls and celling's and stucco exterior walls.
  • Applies special coating methods using standard tools and equipment such as brushes, rollers, spray guns, trowels, screeds, straight edges, viscosity testers, graining devices and wet and other thickness gauges.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic/18056-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Physical Requirements: Works in tiring positions for prolonged periods. Frequently standing, bending, stooping crouching and arm movement. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 65 pounds.

Travel Required

Not required

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 required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


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 Job Elements:
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
  • Knowledge of Materials
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
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.

Physical Requirements: Works in tiring positions for prolonged periods. Frequently standing, bending, stooping
crouching and arm movement. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 65 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work both in and outdoors. Frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, dust, grease, heat, fumes, and noise. Work in bad weather, in mud OF snow and in wet or icy areas. Subject to cuts, burns, chemical irritations and bruises. Follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as protective ear devices, hard hats and hard-toed shoes.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification 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.

Financial disclosure not required.

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.


Narrative responses are not required at this time. 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • 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), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • If applying for promotion you must include a copy of your most recent performance appraisal
  • PCS Orders
  • Resume
  • 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 .