Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under delegated examining procedures for non-status applicants under announcement 13-1588-WE-RW-M.  APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Assistant Commnadant for Mission Support, Base Ketchian, Industrial Production Facility, Ketchikan, AK.                                                                 

Duties

This position is responsible for the installation, modification, and repair of high pressure piping systems, and the inspection and troubleshooting of existing piping systems

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Conducting inspections of, and troubleshoots, various new and existing piping systems, identifying irregularities and existing and/or potential problems
  • Identifying the source and nature of system malfunctions using accepted diagnostic techniques
  • Using a wide variety of equipment and tools of the trade such as power hacksaws, power band saws, hydraulic pipe benders, grinding and drilling machines, pipe threading machines, test pumps, etc.
  • Cleaning and pickling piping and components with acids and solvents using standard procedures
  • Performing a variety of routine pipefitting tasks such as fabrication, installation, modification, repair and testing of piping and tubing made from iron, steel, brass, monel, copper, copper-nickel, stainless steel, and plastics, and also a wide variety of low, medium, and high pressure hoses
  • Laying out projects, takes measurements, and makes templates, jigs and fixtures
  • Testing systems and equipment for proper operation, circulation, flow, pressure and leak-free joints