Job Overview


Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America!  In the last three years alone, USACE has moved up 68 spots in the annual Best Places to Work in government rankings; ranking #111 of 320 agency subcomponents.  Also, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" of 2015 list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:

Works under general supervision of maintenance supervisor who makes assignments in the form of work orders or oral instructions which may include blueprints, sketches or other specifications. Work is occasionally spot checked for adequacy and completeness. Incumbent is responsible for determining work methods, laying out work, and completing assignments in accordance with oral and written instructions, available guides, and trade techniques.

Special Notice:  Please Read! If you are currently a permanent, Federal employee or have other appointment eligibility(s) as an internal candidate, please apply for this vacancy against SWGJ163224721675046 for status candidates.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


Fabricate, install and repair steel framework and other metal parts of locks and dams, barges, boats, buildings, towers and all types of structures and equipment.

Install, construct, fabricate and repair platforms, catwalks-grating, ladders, ladder cages, pump foundations, motor mounts, handrails and steps, and other structures in support of the navigation mission.

Develop plans, and templates or fixtures. Lay out the work, construct, assemble, and install the entire system. Work with various types of ferrous and nonferrous metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron or steel, wrought iron, brass and copper. 

Evaluate structural damage done in order to plan and play out repair and modification projects.

Read sketches, blueprints and/or other specifications and determines welding methods and techniques.

Fabricate jigs or fixtures to be used on special jobs; performs flame cutting on boiler tubes on heating equipment maintenance jobs; repairs steam lines by cutting out a section and installing couplings; cuts out damaged sections of old boilers and replaces damaged area with mild steel plate which requires close fitting and welding in place.

Operate gasoline and electric welding machines to weld various types of commonly used metals and alloys of various sizes, shapes and thicknesses.

Perform operator maintenance.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% TDY may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation and Recruitment, incentives may be authorized.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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