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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Marine Equipment Repairer Operator Dual Rate in Portland, Oregon


About the Position: This position is aboard a hopper dredge. The Portland District's hopper dredges Yaquina and Essayons, work to ensure a safe "highway" for ships and other vessels. The hopper dredge is a specialized sea-going vessel designed to dredge and transport dredged material from ocean bars, fast flowing rivers and isolated harbors to open-water disposal areas.


You will work under the general supervision of the engineer on watch.

You will oil and grease all machinery.

You will monitor all machinery on regular rounds.

You will check bilges and operate bilge pumps.

You will operate manifold switch oil level from one tank to another.

You will assist in making repairs to diesel engines.

You will conduct routine maintenance of diesel propulsion system, pumping and auxiliary systems ventilation controls auxiliary engines, automatic control consoles, sanitary and lubrication systems.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Marine Equipment Repairer Operator Dual Rate without more than normal supervision. You must possess a current United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC), with a Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) with Oiler's Rating, or higher AND a current Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Appropriate United States Coast Guard Credentials (Screen Out) Working Conditions: Exposed to extremes of weather conditions, heat, and noise. There is danger of slippery decks and drowning. Must wear appropriate safety gear and protective clothing as required, and comply with sound safety practices. May be exposed to hot pipes, escaping steam and the effects of acids, solvents, and paint. Physical Effort: Work requires moderate physical effort. Lifts and carries equipment and supplies normally up to 45 pounds. and occasionally over 45 pounds. Work requires prolonged standing, walking and climbing, all of which can cause exertion of the lower back. The employee must maintain good lower back physical condition. Incumbent must have color and depth perception and be ale to see by low visibility conditions in order to perform duties.


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Utility Systems Repairing-Operating position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. You MUST UPLOAD your USCG Credentials or you may be rated ineligible. Management may promote to the full performance grade without any further competition. Incumbent may be eligible for non-competitive promotion to target position upon meeting time-in-grade restrictions and the following requirements:(1) Incumbent demonstrates ability to perform at target grade level;(2) Higher level work exists at target grade level;(3) Increased responsibilities are assigned;(4) Supervisor recommends promotion;(5) Incumbent completes all required training, and conditions of employment; and(6) Incumbent completes all regulatory requirements for career ladder promotions. Consequently, promotion is not guaranteed.