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Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer

Hastings, Minnesota
Up to $38.39 per hour

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Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer (Full- Time)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lock and Dam #2 Hastings MN
About the Positions: 
The position is with the St. Paul District. This position entails inspections, test operations, preventative maintenance, and emergency repair and replacement of a wide variety of electrical, hydraulics, and mechanically interrelated/interlocking facility equipment and controls.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, by the deadline of this announcement you must email your resume via this job posting when you click apply.

The application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on 05/30/2024 to receive consideration.

Up to $38.39 per hour

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

  • Independently schedules day-to-day maintenance and repair work; participates in short- and long-term preventative maintenance; and repair/replacement planning. 
  • Performs the most complex troubleshooting, diagnostic maintenance inspection, and repair work.
  • Provides technical direction to other lower-graded personnel assigned to assist in the accomplishment of repair and maintenance work.
  • Makes repairs to electrical/electronic/mechanical hydraulic/pneumatic equipment as well as a full range of hand tools and power tools relevant to each of these specialty areas.
  • Installs new equipment systems or subsystems to replace faulty or worn items.
  • Fabricates parts; substitutes or makes component modifications; and takes other action, as necessary, to minimize down-time.
  • Maintains records documenting maintenance and repair work to include the preparation of field schematic drawings of equipment and systems, as required.
  • Inspects, builds, troubleshoots, and/or disassembles electric motors, gasoline and diesel engines of the equipment at the installation, such as electric carts, pumps, generators, compressors, outboard boat motors, lawn and snow removal equipment.

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment physical examination and annual physicals thereafter.
  • This position has been designated Mission Essential;. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work.
  • Incumbent may be required to have an American Red Cross Standard First Aid card, CPR, and/or AED in good standing and/or wear prescribed uniform based on site specific requirements.
  • Employees are required to observe established safe working procedures. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory.
  • The position meets the criteria for random drug testing under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program as supplemented by the USACE Pamphlet 600-1-3.
  • Subject to both planned and unscheduled overtime.
  • Work requires frequent standing, stooping, stretching, climbing and crouching. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to do the work of an Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision.
  • Experience with industrial equipment assembly, maintenance, and repair and the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair the electrical, electronic, or mechanical aspects of such equipment.
  • Ability to interpret building plans, electrical and mechanical drawings including schematic, blue prints, and interconnect diagrams.
  • Experience with analog and digital control systems with attention to logic-based circuits, interlock circuits, and solid-state PLCs and the ability to use and maintain hand tools and equipment. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Physical effort: Work requires frequent standing, stooping, stretching, climbing, and crouching. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Uses coordination of eyes, hands and feet, and also of legs and body in installing, repairing, or testing equipment in confined areas such as manholes. Climbs ladders and poles.
Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside during the day and at night, as required by emergencies, on high structures over water that is frequently turbulent, in the proximity of moving machinery and high tension electrical wires, and on scaffolds or slings. Occasionally, works behind bulkhead or in tunnels below water level. Is subject to falls, drowning, electrical shocks, injury and discomfort, exposure to moving
equipment, machinery, loud noises, inclement weather, and dangerous icy conditions. Uses safety equipment such as life vest, protective hearing devices, hard hat, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and protective clothing.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Additional information
• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee,
you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
• You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
• Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineer and Scientist position.
• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
• 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.
• Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of resume will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. You should list any relevant performance appraisals
and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Required Documents
1. Your resume:
• Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
• If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.


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