General Equipment Repairer

Richmond, Virginia
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


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  • Provide assistance in the Ozone Depleting Substances production area associated with the refurbishment of various sizes of compressed gas cylinders.
  • Provides assistance with the modification on parts for refrigerators, gas compressed cylinders, tubing, and metal parts of the appliances.
  • Modifies dust piping, metal food item parts, field safe parts, field ovens, recovery units, and cylinder devalving machines.
  • Replaces broken or excessively worn parts, such as cutting dies, springs, copper tubing, temperature indicators valves, and wiring.
  • Operates a combination of mobile and stationary equipment such as: portable industrial equipment, abrasive blasters machinery, power tools, and, electrical vacuum pumps, pneumatic driven systems, etc., as required.
  • Operates various conventional hand tools, shears, banding tools band cutter, and portable electrical tools.
  • Required to have/obtain Section 608 Technician Certification, within first year of employment, in order to maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could potentially release ozone depleting substances into the atmosphere.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: 1st Shift (Monday - Friday 0600-1430)
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
  • Pre-Employment Physical: Required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Section 608 Technician Certification within first year of employment.


To qualify for a General Equipment Repairer, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, 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 at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following job elements:
  • Ability to do the work of a General Equipment Repairer without more than normal supervision
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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Physical Effort: Incumbent frequently handles objects weighing up to 45 pounds and occasionally carries objects weighing 45 pounds or more for considerable distance. Required to push, pull, reach, walk, stand, kneel, bend, and climb for substantial period of time.

Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside exposing the incumbent to the prevailing weather conditions, excessive noises, and intermittent slippery or uneven surface. Incumbent is constantly exposed to moving objects, elevations, and sharp edges with the possibility of cuts and bruises, grease, dirt and dampness frequently encountered. When assisting painter, employee wears all protective clothing and equipment that is sometimes uncomfortable.

For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to:

Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
  • Ability to do the work of a General Equipment Repairer without more than normal supervision
Direct Hire Evaluation: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the basic qualification requirements described in the announcement. All applicants who meet the qualifications and other basic requirement are eligible for referral and selection consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:
  • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible. IMPORTANT NOTE: Ensure that your resume does not contain any specialized characters, fonts, typefaces or formatting (e.g. tables, macros, etc.). It is also recommended that you convert/save your resume as a PDF prior to attaching to your application.
  • Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents .
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