$14.00 - $26.00 hourly
NAS Lemoore Public Works
San Diego, El Centro, Ridge Crest (China Lake), Lemoore, Monterey, Ventura (Pt. Magu), and Seal Beach.
Our experience along with current literature suggests that sustaining a competent workforce will require a dynamic approach in order to keep up with such factors as:
(1) Fast-paced changes in technology concerning design, operation, and maintenance of facilities systems,
(2) Rapidly changing needs of clients, and
(3) Maintaining of corporate knowledge lost through attrition of an aging workforce.
To continuing servicing the needs of our supported commands, an effective succession plan is needed to replace our blue collar workers that leave through attrition. The plan must be capable of sustaining a diverse, properly-sized, skilled, and professional workforce who:
(1) Understand how to harness the latest technologies to provide consistent world-class services,
(2) Possess the right skills and trade knowledge to cost-effectively meet the ever-changing mission requirements of our supported commands, and
(3) Retain corporate knowledge that is critical to our continued competitiveness over the long term.
Instituting an effective Apprentice Training Program as part of our overall Employee Development initiatives will enable us to meet these objectives.
APPRENTICESHIP STARTING SALARIES:
WT-(1234)-01 thru 08:
Salary Range: $14.87 - $26.27 USD Hourly
TRADES AND JOB SERIES:
This section provides an overview of the major occupations available to applicants, although NOT guaranteed:
Electricians make repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, tightening, splicing, soldering, and insulating defective wiring, controls, equipment, and fixtures such as broken and bare wiring, burned out switches and relays, loose connections and fittings, damaged light fixtures, and poorly operating thermostats.
High Voltage Electrician (2810):
Work on power cables, transformers, insulators, and control equipment such as switches, circuit breakers, and panels. This includes collecting transformer oil samples that are tested for contamination as well as cleaning up contaminated sites; install and connect transformers on hangers and platforms, making hot taps and splices; install underground cable, conduit, and ductwork.
The mason apprentice assists journeyman masons in performing their duties, which includes laying brick, concrete and cinder blocks in horizontal rows and patterns, using various methods of bonding, reinforcing, and distributing weight and stress.
The mason apprentice assists journeyman masons in finishing floors, walls, sills and other cement surfaces with trowels, floats, and screeds. The mason apprentice assists journeyman masons in laying tile, marble, mastic and rubber composition floors or walls.
The welder apprentice assists journeyman level welders in performing their duties, which includes using electric and gas welding processes to fabricate and repair metal parts and articles for equipment and miscellaneous structures. They will plan, lay out, position and clamp work, pre-heat metal and maintain temperatures to prevent distortion. They will use templates, jigs, blueprints, and other guides in repair and fabrication of light or intricately made mechanical parts fitted to close tolerances. They will perform simple and precision welding and works with light, heavy gauge and hardened metals, using flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead positions. They will learn work processes to include pre-heating, brazing, bead welding, task welding, flame cutting, pressure welding, and heat-treating.
Sheet Metal Mechanic (3806):
This occupation covers nonsupervisory jobs involved in the repair, fabrication, modification, and installation of sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies using measuring instruments knowledge of shop mathematics and principles.
Cross Connection Mechanic (4201):
The cross connection mechanic apprentice assists journeyman level cross connection mechanics in performing their duties, which includes maintenance of hydraulic and electronic test equipment, interpret their output readings to properly diagnose, repair, test and certify BPA.
The selectee lies out, cuts, bends, assembles and installs pipe fixtures and fittings. Constructing and maintaining piping systems such as steam heat, steam power, hot water heating, hydraulic, high pressure air, oil line systems, and provide further assistance with sanitary drain, sewer pipe, and fuel gas systems.
The work involves 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.
The carpenter apprentice assists journeyman level carpenters in performing their duties, which includes working as a member of a work crew, either in a shop situation or at a work site, and will be learning a full range of carpentry skills and techniques in repairing, constructing, remodeling, and maintaining a variety of wooden structures, representative of which are family housing, administrative and office buildings, technical and shop structures, and related facilities.
Construction Mechanic (4701):
The construction mechanic apprentice assists journeyman level construction mechanics in performing their duties, which includes working as a member of a work crew, either in a shop situation or at a work site, and will be learning a full range of construction mechanic skills and techniques in such areas as carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, equipment mechanic, mason, and metal trades.
Utilities Systems Operator (4742):
The utilities systems operator apprentice assists journeyman level boiler plant operators and waste water treatment plant operators in performing their duties, which includes operating and repairing primary water treatment facilities and operate boiler plants. The apprentice will work with journeyman boiler plant operators and waste water treatment plant operators while learning to make adjustments to systems as may be necessary to maintain the required quality and quantity of treated water and boiler plants.
Maintenance Mechanic (4749):
The apprentice assists journeyman level maintenance mechanics in performing their duties, which includes the visual examination and operational tests to determine the need for, and the performance of repair work on a level of difficulty and responsibility of trades such as those described in the job grading standards for the kind and level work shown in the following trades, Painter (4102), Plumber (4206), Carpenter (4607), Locksmith (4804), and Maintenance Mechanic (4749).
The apprentice will assist the journeyman rigger to load and unload aircraft, ammunition, missile and vertical launching systems, and also supports installation and removal of ship's gear and equipment such as gun mounts, turrets, booms, machinery, stores, and antennas, ship docking and mooring operations by laying out and handling lines with capstans, centering tackle, and rigging work in conjunction with floating cranes and conducts shipboard testing of accommodation ladders, cargo booms, and ship’s rigging gear and replenishment stations, other miscellaneous weight handling duties as assigned.
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic (5306):
The work involves installing, recognizing the causes of faulty equipment, and making repairs on a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning units and systems such as walk-in and reach-in coolers, refrigerators, ice cream cabinets, deep freezers, evaporative coolers, attic and evaporative fans, and other equipment of comparable complexity.
Boiler Plant Operator Mechanic (5309):
The boiler plant equipment mechanic apprentice assists journeyman level boiler plant equipment mechanics in performing their duties, which includes installing, adjusting, and repairing fuel burners with their associated motors, blowers, pilots, igniters, and thermostatic control devices.
Industrial Equipment Mechanic (5352):
The industrial equipment mechanic apprentice assists journeyman level equipment mechanics in conjunction with Electricians and Pipefitters to operate and repair on all types of mechanical equipment in the alignment, installation, overhaul, repair, maintenance, operation of hot water, salt water, fire main, hydraulic, high and low pressure air, pneumatic, sewage disposal and steam systems. Also, dry docking and caissons cranes, hoists, towers and range testing equipment.
Water Treatment Plant Operator (5409):
Apprentices will perform Plant Operations that will include, but not limited to regulating inlet water controls to produce the quantity of potable water to meet the daily demand and operating the chemical flash mixer. With the guidance of the water treatment plant operator and water treatment plant leader, the apprentice will learn and perform the modifications of the quantities and or types of chemicals in order to produce the safest, most efficient potable water effluent. The apprentice will further learn to operate the clarifier/operating controls to the carbon/gravel filters, backwashing and inspection of conditions of filter beds, interpret gauges and calibrate meters that monitor plant operation.
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (5803):
Heavy mobile equipment mechanics overhaul and repair of major systems, such as engines, transmissions, drive lines, and hydraulic utility systems.
*For more detailed information for the specific trades and series, go to www.opm.gov , and type in the series number in the search block.
TRAINING PROGRAM OUTLINE:
You will spend two years as an entry level tradesman. After successfully completing all required training and experience, you will progress to the Intermediate level.
As an Intermediate, you will receive two additional years of training and experience and will then be promoted to the Journeyman level.
Advancement to the Intermediate and Journey level (and continued employment) requires satisfactory completion of classroom training and work experience.
College Level Classroom training may include, but will not be limited to Trade Skills and Trade related Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry), Introductory Sciences (Metallurgy, Electrical Theory) and Trade Drawings and Blueprints.
* Be a U.S. Citizen
* Be at least 18 years old
* Score a 70% or higher on Federal Entrance Exam
* Physical Capacity Exam
* Medical Exam
* Security Clearance
REQUIREMENTS WHILE IN THE PROGRAM:
-Maintain the Academic Course load as prescribed in the four year program and respective trade.
(Apprentices are typically required to attend school two to three nights a week, year around.)
-Be in good academic standings at the training facilities attending.
-Work a full time schedule at assigned location and maintain the (OJL) On-the-Job Learning Curriculum.
-Be in good academic standings with the (OJL) training journeyman.
The classes will be offered at various locations within the San Diego County Area two to three nights a week. It is the responsibility of the Apprentice to attend all courses.
Each apprentice is required to receive 180 to 220 hours of classroom hours of related training and 2000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of the trades’ journeyman yearly.
Classroom hours will be accomplished at local community colleges and training facilities during off duty hours (not paid) , two to three nights a week for the duration of the 4 year program.
A small portion of the training will be accomplished on site by vendor and manufacturer representative training during working hours (paid) .
There are NO COSTS to the apprentice for the training, although there will be a two year agreement requirement that the Apprentice continues to work within the Department of Defense for two years after completion of the 4 year program.
(OJL) ON-THE-JOB LEARNING:
The on-the-job learning will be conducted at the various locations within the San Diego Metro Area. Apprentices will possibly be rotated throughout the San Diego Metro area to the various sites ever six months. The Apprentice and Journeyman will be required to record training on a weekly basis and submit it to the Apprentice Program Coordinator.
TYPICAL WORK PERFORMED:
The apprentice assists journeyman level tradesman in performing their duties.
The apprentice prepares and gathers all necessary tools and equipment for projects or assignments for the day, prepare worksites, such as setting up scaffolds, ladders, stands, etc. and sets up the job for the journeyman level tradesman with related materials and equipment as designated by the journeyman level tradesman.
Under the close supervision of the journeyman level tradesman, the apprentice learns to perform more advanced work of the trade as a means of developing trade skills and gaining knowledge of the trade.
The apprentice picks up all tools and equipment after completion of projects or assignments, properly clean and store all tools and equipment used for project, and keep worksites clean and in an orderly fashion on a daily basis.
BASIS OF RATING:
Anyone applying for these positions must take and pass a WRITTEN TEST with a score of 70. This test will cover all positions. You are encouraged to apply early. Testing will be conducted in the San Diego Metro area and you will be required to attend at your own expense. You will be notified in writing of the day and time you are scheduled to take the test. You must confirm your attendance as scheduled in order to be registered as a competitor. If no response is received by the date specified, you will be considered “Ineligible” and your name will be removed from consideration. The written notification of your scheduled testing will also serve as your admission into the testing site.
ADDITIONAL TESTING INFORMATION:
Sample tests that contain questions similar to those on the placement exam can be viewed by accessing the following web links:
http://www.testprepreview.com/accuplacer_practice.htm and select any of the self assessment modules at the bottom of the web pages for practice questions.
http://www.washington.edu/oea/services/testing_center/mpt.html and select the sample problems link in the second paragraph on the web page for math problems.
After successful completion of the entry level testing, you will be called in to a panel of Trades Journeyman for an interview.
If selected, you will be notified by mail to start the hiring process and physical..
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:
Applicants claiming Military Spouse Preference must request the preference in your Online Resume. To claim Military Spouse Preference select “Yes” to the question, ' Are you the spouse of a relocating military member or DoD civilian? ' located in section 2 - Eligibility. Provide your military sponsor's new duty location and reporting date in the “Other Information” section of your Resume under section 5 - Other Work Related History . At the time of appointment, you will be requested to submit a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders to verify your claim. Applicants will not receive Military Spouse Preference if the request for Preference and information stated above does not appear in your resume.
Do you know if you are eligible for Veteran's Preference? To find out, review the VetGuide for more information.
You must clearly state your claim for veteran’s preference in your Online Resume. When applying online, we help walk you thru the process. Documented proof of your claim for Veteran’s Preference will be required at the time of appointment.
The following documentation will be requested, if you are selected:
5-point veteran's preference - DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
10-point veteran preference - SF-15 , Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, plus the proof required by that form.
You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/ Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.opm.gov/insure/ltc/index.asp New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/fers/index.asp You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/html/annual.asp You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/INDEX.asp You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.opm.gov/oca/worksch/html/holiday.asp