Maintenance Mechanic

Richmond, Virginia
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Full Time

Duties include, but are not limited to:

-Interprets drawings, blueprints, and specifications independently to determine the layout of work sequences relating to the materials used as well as the space availability.

-Plans and carries out projects from initial layout to completion, focusing on accuracy, spacing, fit, and structural soundness.

-Determines the methods, techniques, devices, and materials that are best suited to the construction through finish required to put out the best product.

-Setup and operate a wide variety of shop and portable construction tools within the function of assigned projects.

-Uses wood, metal, composite materials, counter tops, suspended ceilings, trim, brick, cinder block, various flooring, drywall, finishing fasteners for project completion.

-Constructs, installs, repairs, demolishes, and modifies metal, wood, and wood substitute structures - these include but are not limited to; building frames, concrete forms, walls, doors frames, interior trim, window frames, and modular furniture.

-Assembles items with a variety of joining techniques utilizing attachment variations including glue, screw, and nail fasteners, as well as close fit mitered joints.

-Repairs/installs masonry projects laying common/ face brick, firebrick, cinder block, glass block, terra cotta, as well as various artificial and natural stone in the construction or repair of such items as walls, walkways, chimneys, fireplaces, manholes, boilers, and catch basins.

-Performs repair/finish of drywall or plastering on a variety of settings utilizing joint compounds , plaster, tape, patches, and applicable fasteners.

-Prepares surfaces using hand or power tools, resins, pre-coating agents, as well as various compounds to remove, fill, smooth, shape, and level surfaces so that coating materials will adhere properly to imperfections.

-Applies coating materials including paint, varnishes, and shellacs utilizing correct industry standard application devices. Uses coating techniques that ensure surfaces are fully coated, protected, and free from drips/runs.

-Meets the needs of customers while supporting the Medical Center. Consistently communicates and treats customers (patients, visitors, volunteers, and all Medical Center staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to the established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-Midnight. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic / PD#2779
Relocation incentives/Expenses: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA 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 VA.
  • 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
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/14/2021.

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:
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Plan and organize work
  • Shop Practices
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Use Shop Drawings
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • Work Practices

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 Requirements/Working Conditions: The incumbent must be able to lift and carry heavy objects (occasionally in excess of 40 pounds) and hold them in awkward positions while they are being installed or removed. Incumbent must be able to work for prolonged periods while kneeling, crouching, stooping and/or standing in awkward positions and to climb and work from ladders, man lifts, scaffolding, and roofs.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or 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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

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

Financial disclosure not required.

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 .

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