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Job Title:Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, WG-5306-10

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMCD--815365-000000-7W-TLM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$22.95 to $26.79 / Per Hour


Friday, December 28, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Hanscom AFB, MA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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Hanscom Air Force Base outside of Boston, Massachusetts, is home to several dynamic organizations with the important mission of providing the latest in command, control, and information systems for the Air Force, the Department of Defense and America’s allies. Joining our team will give you access to some of the nation’s best academic, cultural, and historical resources, while providing a vital service to our nation’s armed forces.

Position Summary: To install, repair and modify large/complex systems that provide for a variety of air conditioning functions such as heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, cleaning, filtering and circulating.

Position Location: Department of the Air Force, 66 Air Base Group, Civil Engineering (66 ABG/CEO) Hanscom AFB, MA 01731

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

Hanscom AFB is located in a "High Cost Living " area.  


  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Position to be filled through Delegated Examining Authority
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance


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-The employee repairs and maintains a variety of large commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and supporting equipment with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions.

  • -Plans, lays out and installs a variety of large complex commercial and industrial systems and supporting equipment used to condition air in warehouses, shops, hangars, hospitals and large office buildings.
  • -Troubleshoots a variety of large commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and supporting equipment.
  • -Utilizes established safety practices, rules, regulations and procedures to maintain a safe and clean work environment.


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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:   Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.  Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.  Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration and properties of refrigerants.
  • Knowledge of the construction and operation of a variety of large commercial and complex industrial systems.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of both pneumatic and electronic direct digital control systems.
  • Skill in dismantling, repairing and reassembling pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers and evaporators.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.



1.  A minimum of a Refrigeration Technician License including a Universal CFC Certification IAW CFR Per Title 40: Protection of Environment PART 82-PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE, AFI 32-1001 Operation Management Attachment 1, and AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 32-1068. (NOTE: In order to obtain a Refrigeration technician license, and individual must already have the Universal CFC certifiation)

2.  Employee may be required to augment the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary skill code. Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practice and would receive appropriate safety equipment.

3.  May be required to work shifts or other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to serve "on call" and may be required to be available after duty hours when problems arise.  The incumbent is subject to call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

4.  The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.

5.  May be required to train/guide other employees.

6.  Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operations Exercises and Real World Threats and Events.

7.  Work will require travel away from the normal duty station.

8.  Employee will be required to support Special Events (i.e. Annual Air Show, Base Exercises) not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.

9.  This may be a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

10. Position requires Universal Technician Certification as required by 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, EPA.

11. The work will require the employee to carry an electronic beeper or cell phone.


13. Physical Effort: The employee lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance. Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or cramped areas where equipment, parts, or tools are hard to reach. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys as required.

14.  Working Conditions: The employee works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas. Subject to discomfort from face masks or other protective devices when there is a possibility of exposure to toxic refrigerants, noxious gases, fumes, or acids. Subject to possible burns from refrigerants. Works near moving parts of equipment and machinery, energized electrical circuits, sharp metal edges, loud noises, and toxic fumes, which could cause cuts, burns, and respiratory ailments. May be subject to sudden and frequent temperature changes.


NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: The numeric rating you receive is based on YOUR responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the specialized experience, education requirements (if applicable), and knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience; your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BASIS OF RATING: Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience in your resume meet the KSAs required for the position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements for the position, your application will be assessed and placed into one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. For more information on Category Rating. Click here.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1.      Your resume

2.      A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.      Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

4.      Copy of separation Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). For example a Retirement, Resignation, or



The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 14, 2013


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 815365. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. 

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE:  The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
Copy of separation Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). For example a Retirement, Resignation, or Termination.


For more information on veterans’ preference click here.


If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144.
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number



Phone: (937)257-1494
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
Dayton, OH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email.   After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.

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