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Maintenance Worker - Albuquerque, NM #7724386

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: 11/22/2020

City: Albuquerque, NM

Employment type: Full-time

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This position is with the New Mexico VA Healthcare System, Environmental Management Service (EMS). Duties include general maintenance of EMS support work, moving, install and uninstalling furniture and fixtures, maintenance and repair of EMS service equipment, on-the-job training, learning new concepts and procedures and cross training of similar or lower grades.

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Incumbent participates in accomplishing Interior Design moves and coordinates schedule set ups for Medical Center events. Repair work consists of but not limited to the following elements: Completes needed repairs to installed furniture systems and reconfigures furnishings as needed. Performs all scheduled preventive maintenance by policy or direction. Major job duties include:

  • Repair a wide variety of equipment/furnishings including but not limited to assembly and repair of recliners, repairs manual/electrical items of rolling stock (housekeeping carts, flatbed carts, movers, etc.). Installs/refastens/repairs handrails, grab bars, curtain tracks, wall and ceiling mounted accessories, shelving, cabinets and other items or casework such as door closures and door stops. Installs/refastens needle boxes, glove boxes, baby stations, hangs artwork, posters, pictures (secure mounting), installs bulletin boards, clocks, calendar boards, etc. Performs all scheduled preventive maintenance by policy or direction.
  • Repair/replace venetian blinds and other window items such as locking devices, latches, etc. Incumbent repairs items of furniture such as work surfaces, file cabinets, bookcases, lockers, shelves, etc. Installs / uninstalls systems furniture. Incumbent fabricates utilizing sign making equipment and installs signage according to the VHA signage manual.
  • Drive motor vehicle for relocating and storing of furnishings, supplies, carpet and misc. items. Maintains and organizes EMS warehouses / storage areas. Will be required to have 30-hour OSHA training on items that are pertinent to position.
  • Possess a basic knowledge or aptitude of electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and plumbing trades. Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and work with simple fractions.
  • Under the immediate supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor but will also receive instructions from Interior Designer(s), in congruence with related EMS work assignments.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, storage and safeguard of tools, equipment, materials, and supplies for his/her area of assignment.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, or 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, some weekends, and Holidays.

Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Worker, PD#: 50284O

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/10/2020.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Without more than normal supervision

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Physical Effort: Incumbent is required to climb ladders, reach and lift heavy loads over forty (40) pounds and walk long distances in a regular work day. A great amount of kneeling, bending and climbing of stairways is required. Must be able to stand on ladders for long periods of time at various heights. Employee must be able to wear safety and protective clothing, or equipment prescribed for the work setting.

Working Conditions: At times the incumbent is required to work in areas that are poorly lighted. Is required to work both inside and outside in all types of weather. The incumbent works in areas where clothes and skin can be soiled by grease, dust and steam. The incumbent is required to work in areas that are noisy, such as pump rooms, service rooms, etc., including areas that are exposed to gases, fumes, smoke and dust. Works in all areas of the Medical Center, to include contagious diseases, and/or contaminated areas. Incumbent will be provided and required to wear universal protection items such as; caps, gowns, mask, full face, or any safety equipment. Driving as needed to CBOC clinics (+ / - 6hours each way).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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