Maintenance Mechanic Leader

Hampton, Virginia
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Full Time


In the capacity of work leader, he/she performs leadership functions and assistance to the supervisor for various trades such as air conditioning/refrigeration, welding/sheet metal, industrial equipment, plumbing/pipefitting, and general maintenance. The primary function is to distribute work to the various trades either through electronic work order or instructions received from the immediate supervisor.

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Distributes work to a diversified group of nonsupervisory employees in accomplishing an extremely wide variety of functions assigned to the shop. On a daily basis, these include the overhaul, maintenance, repair, modification, testing, evaluating, safety inspection, adjusting, rebuilding, preventative maintenance, installation, analyzing and troubleshooting of the following:

Steam systems: (Heating, medium and high pressure).
Station Domestic Water Distribution Systems, Gas Distribution Systems and Sanitary Systems
Fire Protection Systems
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Equipment
Mechanical Equipment
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

With the long-range production schedules established by management officials, the incumbent plans daily work, assigns tasks based on priority and establishes the proper sequence of work operations to accomplish work on time and in accordance with applicable directives. Adjusts available manpower and determines skill requirements to conform to the ever-changing workload and complexity of work operations. Keeps supervisor informed at all times with daily progress and changing priorities. Informs the supervisor of all work demands and work order status. Assist the supervisor with setting up and maintaining a good preventative maintenance program with priority being given to equipment with a critical listing of 8 or above. Assures that resources are available such as drawings, materials, and tools.

Will purchase tools, equipment, parts, service, and other items required to meet the mission of the mechanical shop using a government purchase card.

Assists supervisor with recommending new equipment and tools as well as the relocation of present equipment to facilitate higher production. Submits requests for materials, equipment and tools, then maintain an inventory of same. Signs for incoming materials and equipment.

Assists the supervisor with review of blueprints and specifications for station level projects and participates in various inspections for contractor work done under that section.

Approves leave in the absence of the supervisor and keeps time and attendance records. Incumbent should be computer literate to the extent of performing applicable assigned tasks on the Decentralized Hospital Computer System and other tasks involving basic computer functions such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Keeps supervisor informed at all times as to the status of work, needed items, problem areas and unusual occurrences.

Understands specific medical center safety requirements and assures that safety is a priority with regard to patients and staff, visitors, coworkers, and property.

Performs other directly related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may included weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic Leader/PD026230
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized

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
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state drivers license
  • Will be required to wear various types of respirators which may prohibit facial hair growth.


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:
  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Lead or Supervise
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 Requirement. Will be required to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of materials and equipment such as pumps, motors, fixtures, tools, ladders and testing equipment. Incumbent handles, lifts, or carries up to 50Ibs. on a frequent basis, and occasionally over 50 pounds.

Will also be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch to make necessary repairs.

Working Environment. Due to the diverse trades in the mechanical shop, the work leader will be required to work in conditions with high humidity, hot and cold temperatures as well as varying and extreme weather conditions when working outside. Frequently work with exposure to dust, noise, grease, vibration, gases and fumes. Frequently work in areas such as mechanical spaces with steam systems, hot and chilled water systems, air handling units, heat exchangers, chillers, and pumps. Additionally, work on rooftops, crawl spaces, attics, unconditioned spaces, and on underground utilities.

Will be required to wear various types of respirators which may prohibit facial hair growth.

State Driver's License. The position requires that the incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. Requires occasional travel to satellite VA facilities with a government furnished vehicle to support these facilities as required. In addition, this position is a critical position and will require supporting the hospital in emergent situations at all hours; must have the capability to drive to the facility.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • State Drivers License
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Documents Required:
  • State Drivers License
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

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