Pipefitter Worker

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

TOUR OF DUTY: Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 p.m. - 6:30 a. m.

*The position is considered essential and is required to report during emergency or weather closures.* Hours may Change Due to the Operational Needs of Management.

Maintenance & Repair
  • Making repairs that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, replacing, packing and sealing defective parts of utility, supply and disposal systems such as dirty traps, sections of broken tile pipe and leaky drains.
  • Repairing and/or replacing pipes and fittings on stonn/sanitary drainage systems. Utilizes drain cleaning and See Scope sewer video equipment. Replacing commodes, lavatories, showers, water heaters, hot water tanks, water pumps and sprinkler systems.
  • Assisting with the installation of major 12 inch diameter, steel pipe for fire hydrant installation and repair within the perimeter of the Capitol Complex. Modifies and repairs a new and existing utility sewer lines, water lines, disposal systems and fire extinguisher sprinkler heads under the direction of a journey level Pipefitter, Leader or supervisor.
  • Learning such trade practices and skills as the proper usage of tools and equipment of the trade; the order of assembling parts and what tools and equipment are needed; how to read blueprints, sketches and technical manuals to understand the functions of the parts or systems, to plan and lay out work and to aid in finding faulty parts or systems; repair techniques to be used including methods used in getting the right fit or tolerances; how to make adjustments and calibrations; bow to rebuild and make parts and welding.
  • Learn to install, modify and repair new and existing high and low pressure steam lines, gas, air vacuum and water distribution systems, sanitary and storm sewers, sprinkler and chilled water systems, other miscellaneous piping systems including technical equipment such as ventilation hoods, pumps and standard plumbing equipment, such as toilets, sinks, urinals, water heaters, fountains, drinking water systems, eye washes, safety showers, backflow preventers, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of grounds irrigation systems, interior fire prevention sprinkler systems or heating and chilled water infrastructure.
  • Completes needed repairs under direction to install plumbing equipment such as water heaters, disposal units, toilets and faucets.
  • Based on duties assigned, the employee may require knowledge of hazardous (e.g. lead paint and solvents), universal (e.g. lamps and batteries and/or non-hazardous (e.g. oil and polychlorinated biphenyl) waste management requirements to ensure compliance with environmental regulations in performance of duties (e.g. decide hazardous material is no longer needed and will be disposed, select containers for waste accumulation, add waste to containers, label containers, move waste to and from waste accumulation sites, manage waste accumulation sites, provide waste management guidance/answer questions concerning waste management.
  • Must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Utilize knowledge of and must follow applicable Office of Compliance and OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Provides or receives training, either on-the-job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be able to pass a drug test.
    • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.

    To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
    • A citizen of the United States;
    • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
    • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
    • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
    • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.


    You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT:

    Ability to perform pipefitter worker duties without more than normal supervision, which includes showing job responsibility and exercising initiative.

    Additional information

    Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

    DRUG TESTING : The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

    The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

    The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

    The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

    All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.