Plant Mechanic, BB-5352-00-Folsom

$44,000 - $58,000 yearly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Folsom, CA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2019
Full time Engineering Facilities General Labor Government Installation-Maint-Repair Professional Services QA-Quality Control Skilled Labor Technician Maintenance

Job Description

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1 Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a journey level Plant Mechanic without more than normal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
  • I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have experience in an industrial setting which demonstrates my skill to perform mechanical maintenance work on equipment such as generators, pumps, air compressors, bridge and gantry cranes, and various pneumatically and/or hydraulically actuated systems. Such work included testing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing the aforementioned equipment with limited supervision.
  • I have journey level mechanical maintenance experience in a 5 MW or greater powerplant or 50 CFS or larger pumping plant where I have routinely performed corrective maintenance on generators, hydraulic/mechanical governors, large multi stage air compressors, bridge and gantry cranes, high capacity pumps and valves. I have performed troubleshooting and testing on the aforementioned equipment to make repairs.
  • I have journey level experience in a hydroelectric powerplant (greater than 5MW) which demonstrates my skill to independently handle complex mechanical problems on hydroelectric equipment such as turbines, generators, governors, air compressors, pumps and related systems. Such work included installing, disassembly, inspecting, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment.
2 Based on your response on question 1 above, identify the job title you held that represents your highest skill level. Answer to this question is required
  • Machinist
  • Pipefitter
  • Welder
  • Industrial Mechanic (Heavy Duty)
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Utility Worker
  • Millwright
  • Crane Operator/Rigger
  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic
  • None of the above
3 Select the response that best represents the level of training you have completed related to the application of mechanical skills and knowledge required for the installation, disassembly and repair of large capacity industrial, production or power generation machinery and equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a formal apprenticeship program (approximately 8,000 hours) recognized by the Department of Labor. The program was comprised of systematic on the job training supplemented with classroom instruction and correspondence courses at progressively increased levels of both practical and theoretical complexity related to the installation, disassembly and repair of large capacity industrial machinery and equipment.
  • I have completed a technical degree program from an accredited college or vocational technical school (two year program or 60 credit units minimum) with a curriculum in industrial maintenance, power plant technology; or a college degree (i.e., associate's, bachelor's, etc.) in engineering technology or engineering; and I have applied these skills in mechanical positions I have held in an industrial work environment.
  • I have completed an employer or military sponsored mechanical technical training program comprised of progressively increased levels of practical and technical mechanical trade practices. This training program included on-the-job training and formal classroom (or correspondence) coursework that developed my skills in the installation, disassembly, and repair of large capacity industrial mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • I acquired journey level mechanical skills through extensive on-the-job training in an industrial environment where I learned to install, dissemble, and repair large capacity machinery and equipment. My work assignments progressively increased in difficulty, requiring me to understand mechanical trade practices and gain new and more advanced skills to install, disassemble, and repair large capacity industrial production or power generation machinery and equipment.
  • I have participated in a formal apprenticeship or technical training program in the mechanical trade but have yet to complete it.
  • I have completed a formal training or degree program or have extensive on-the-job training but in a trade or craft not related to the mechanical trade.
  • None of the above.
4 Select the apprenticeship or formal training programs that you have completed. You must provide certification/proof of completion with your application by the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Machinist
  • Pipefitter
  • Welder
  • Crane Operator
  • Rigger
  • Other
  • None of the Above
5 Select the machine fabrication, plant equipment, and mechanical skills you are proficient in operating and have used in a professional (commercial, industrial, or military) work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Horizontal Milling Machines
  • Portable Magnetic Base Milling/Boring Machines
  • 8" swing or larger Lathes
  • Precision Surface Grinders
  • Radial Drill Presses
  • Power driven threading machines
  • Hydraulic wrenching systems
  • Hydraulic jacking systems
  • Concrete Cutting Equipment
  • Concrete Coring Equipment
  • Acetylene Torches
  • Wire Feed Welding Machines
  • Stick Welding Machines
  • Bridge and Gantry Crane Operation
  • Mobile Crane Operation
  • Crane Load Rigging
  • Crane Hand Signals
  • Current CDL License
  • None of the above
6 Select the technical measurement instruments you are proficient with and have operated or used in a professional (commercial, industrial, or military) work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Inside Micrometers
  • Outside Micrometers
  • Thread Micrometers
  • Dial Indicators for centering rotating shafts
  • Dial Bore Gauges
  • PI Tapes
  • Plumb Wire Measuring
  • Feeler Gauges
  • Thread Gauges
  • Veneer Height Gauges
  • Laser Alignment Tooling
  • Precision Machinist Levels
  • Hole Gauges
  • None of the above
7 Select the machine and hand tools you have operated or used in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Large Pneumatic-driven Wrenches
  • Large Pneumatic-driven Hammers
  • Torque Wrenches
  • Power-driven Pipe Threading Equipment
  • Power-driven Cutting Equipment
  • Torque Multipliers
  • Hy-Torc Equipment
  • Hydraulic Jacking Equipment
  • None of the above
8 What is the highest level of precision you have been required to achieve when performing shaft alignment? Answer to this question is required
  • +/-.01
  • +/-.001
  • +/-.0001
  • +/-.0005
  • None of the above
9 What is the highest level of precision you have been required to achieve when machining/fabricating shafts, bushings/sleeves, locator pins and dowels, and coupling bolts? Answer to this question is required
  • +/-.01
  • +/-.001
  • +/-.0001
  • +/-.0005
  • None of the above
10 I am proficient in troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing the following plant and mobile equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Vertical shaft turbines and generators
  • Coaster Gates
  • Fixed Wheel Gates
  • Pressure Regulating Valves
  • Mechanical Governors
  • Digital Governors
  • High Pressure Hydraulic Servo Governing Systems
  • High Pressure Hydro Generator Greasing Systems
  • Bridge and/or Gantry Cranes
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Multistage High Pressure Air Compressors
  • Screw type Air Compressors and Oil Pumps
  • Centrifugal Water Pumps
  • Herringbone Gear Oil Pumps
  • Hydro Generator Oil Pots and Bearings
  • Hydro Generator Packing Boxes
  • Wicket Gate Seals
  • Load Cells for Thrust Bearings
  • HVAC systems, including refrigerant type chillers and electronic filters
  • Oil coolers and heat exchangers
  • None of the above
11 Select the following task(s) that represent your strongest capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Repaired compressors
  • Repaired governors
  • Repaired hydroelectric governors
  • Diagnosed and repaired hydraulic systems
  • Repaired large vertical shaft turbines and generators
  • Repaired large thrust bearings
  • Repaired large solid-ring or shoe-type guide bearings
  • Repaired large pumps
  • None of the above
12 Select the types of welding or cutting processes you have set up and used in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG)
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
  • Acetylene gas
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Submerged arc
  • Air arcing/gouging for cavitation repair
  • Shield Metal Arc
  • Orbital
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following materials have you welded or cut in a commercial or industrial work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Steel (cast)
  • Steel (stainless)
  • Steel (mild)
  • Aluminum
  • Bronze
  • Cast iron
  • Aluminum Bronze Alloy
  • CuNi
  • Monel
  • Inconel
  • None of the above
14 Select the types of plumbing/pipefitting systems you have repaired in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Air
  • Sewage
  • Gas
  • Steam
  • LPG
  • Natural Gas
  • Process Piping Mechanical/Refinery
  • None of the above
15 Select the pipefitting techniques in which you are proficient in performing in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Offset layout
  • Cutting angles
  • Measuring, cutting, and bending pipe
  • Overhead welding
  • Flat and vertical welding
  • Plumbing (residential piping systems)
  • Pipe threading machines
  • Threaded fittings
  • Socket weld fittings
  • Butt weld fittings
  • High pressure installations
  • Overhead Welding Pipe/Structural to ASME or AWS Q.C. Standards
  • Flat and Vertical Welding to ASME or AWS Q.C. Standards
  • Plumbing (commercial/heavy industrial)
  • None of the above
16 Choose one answer that best describes your level of experience in operating overhead bridge cranes with a capacity of 5 tons or more. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions on overhead bridge cranes but with a capacity of less than 5 tons.
  • I have performed this function independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this function. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully and safely.
17 Choose one answer that best describes your level of experience in operating gantry cranes with a capacity of 5 tons or more. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions on gantry cranes but with a capacity of less than 5 tons.
  • I have performed this function independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this function. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully and safely.
18 Select the types of rigging equipment you have used in operating cableway hoists, overhead mobile, bridge and/or gantry cranes in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Wire rope slings
  • Synthetic webbing slings
  • Chain slings
  • Lifting yokes and spreader beams
  • Wire mesh slings
  • None of the above
19 Have you had experience rigging loads for mobile, bridge and/or gantry cranes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Which of the following functions have you performed while rigging loads for mobile, bridge and/or gantry cranes? Answer to this question is required
  • Checked loads for proper sling selection
  • Checked loads for proper sling angles
  • Checked loads for hooks
  • Estimated weight of loads
  • Inspected slings prior to use
  • Checked load chart for allowable weight
  • Calculated center of gravity for loads
  • None of the above
21 Choose one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in rigging loads over 5 tons (such as turbines, head covers, rotors, and transformers for repair or replacement) with overhead and/or gantry cranes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions.
  • I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have independently and routinely performed these duties and have carried them out successfully.
22 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience, education or training in reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings to maintain and repair mechanical equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have read and interpreted blueprints and drawings to maintain and repair mechanical equipment in an industrial maintenance facility.
  • I have read and interpreted blueprints and drawings to maintain and repair mechanical equipment in a powerplant facility.
  • I have read and interpreted blueprints and drawings to maintain and repair mechanical equipment in a hydropower facility or heavy industrial facility. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them independently and routinely and I have made corrections to blueprints and drawings to reflect actual conditions.
23 Select the response that best describes your level of experience, education or training in using blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have used blueprints, drawings and manufacturer’s instructions to troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment in an industrial maintenance facility.
  • I have used blueprints, drawings and manufacturer’s instructions to troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment in a powerplant facility.
  • I have used blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment in a hydropower facility or heavy industrial facility. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them independently and routinely and I have made corrections to blueprints and drawings to reflect actual conditions.
24 Select the response that best describes your level of experience, education or training in using equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in an industrial maintenance facility.
  • I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a powerplant facility.
  • I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a hydropower facility or heavy industrial facility. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them independently and routinely.
25 Choose one answer that best describes your experience with safe clearance (lockout/tagout) procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have accepted/held clearances in a large hydroelectric powerplant (greater than 5MW capacity) and verified the clearance boundary.
  • I have accepted/held clearances following safe clearance and switching procedures and verified the clearance boundary.
  • I have experience working under a clearance in an industrial maintenance facility following safe clearance and switching procedures.
  • I have experience working under a clearance in an industrial maintenance facility and have followed safety procedures.
  • I have no experience with safe clearance procedures.
26 Choose one answer that describes your highest level of experience and knowledge in following safety guidelines relating to job duties as a Plant Mechanic. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed as a Plant Mechanic performing my work under the guidance of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Facilities, Instructions, Standards, and Techniques (F.I.S.T.), Volume 1-1 (Hazard Energy Control Program).
  • I have performed as a Mechanic, Machinist, Pipefitter, Welder, Crane Operator/Rigger, or Millwright performing my work under the guidance of OSHA-approved LOTO regulations.
  • I have received training in safety requirements and procedures relating to mechanical work. I have experience with mechanical equipment which required safety precautions such as making sure disconnects are switched off or devices are locked out before working on equipment.
  • I have received training in mechanical safety procedures, but have not used them in a position I held as a Mechanic.
  • I have not received training in mechanical safety procedures.
27 Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an at-fault accident (personal injury to self or others or property damage) at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Greater than 5 years
  • Greater than 3 years and less than 5 years
  • Greater than 2 years and less than 3 years
  • Greater than 1 year and less than 2 years
  • Less than 1 year
  • I have never had an at-fault accident
28 From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have received education or training AND have utilized in a work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Hazardous Energy Control Program (HECP)
  • Switchman or Authorized Personnel Certification
  • Basic Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Hazardous Communications/MSDS
  • Spill Prevention
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Infectious Control (Bloodborne Pathogens)
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Personal Fall Protection
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  • Reclamation Safety & Health Standards (RSHS)
  • Construction Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • None of the above
29 From the following list, select all of the safety equipment you were required to wear at your present job or your last job. Answer to this question is required
  • Safety shoes
  • Hard hat
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Harness
  • Gloves
  • Fire retardant clothing
  • Pager
  • Cell phone
  • Cartridge respirator
  • Supplied air respirator
  • None of the above
30 Do you have a valid state driver’s license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 This position requires considerable physical effort in walking, climbing, stooping, and bending; work in temperatures that fluctuate from extreme cold to extreme heat, and in wet and or windy conditions. Are you able to work under these conditions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
32 Are you physically able to perform work involving confined space entry and working in confined quarters? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 Are you physically able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis without assistance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
34 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    34.1 Indicate who officially rated your performance (e.g., immediate supervisor, 2nd level supervisor, acting supervisor, etc.). Also, indicate your rating in terms of the performance system (e.g., 3 level rating out of a 5-tier system; 2 level rating out of a 3-tier system; Pass rating out of a Pass/Fail system). Maximum length of 250 characters.
     
  • No
35 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    35.1 Indicate the type of recognition received (e.g., monetary award, time off award, safety award, plaque, etc.), for what purpose, and from whom (e.g., supervisor, co-worker, community or government official). Maximum length of 250 characters.
     
  • No

Gary Munson

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