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    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Superintendent House Office Buildings, Assistant Superintendent Client Services Division, Inventory Management Branch. Serves as Tools and Parts Attendant (Fork Lift Operator) utilizing fork lifts and pallet-jacks to unload and move materials, equipment and supplies to distribution locations or storage rooms.

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    Tour of Duty: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Must possess a State or D.C. driver’s license. Forklift operation requires a Certificate as a Powered Industrial Truck operator for the Forklift in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(6).

    The person selected for the position reports to the Supply Management Officer. The supervisor provides written and oral instructions that indicate what work is to be done and the requirements of the storage plan. The selectee makes independent judgments and decisions in determining and selecting work sequences, methods and procedures. Quality of work is reviewed based on reports from customers and review of reports prepared by the worker.

    Major Duties:

    • Operates Fork Lifts with a load capacity of less than 10,000 pounds and a height range up to 168 inches to unload construction material from vendor delivery trucks and place on shelving. Drives vans and/or sedans and pickup trucks to transport materials and staff to various locations.
    • The work requires standing on hard surfaces and in areas that require frequent stooping and bending: Lifts and carries tools, parts, supplies and equipment that weigh up to 10 pounds. Handles items that weigh up to 70 pounds, such as five gallon paint containers. Uses hand trucks, dollies and assistance from other workers to lift and carry heavier items.
    • The work is performed both inside and outside, exposed to the weather. Returned tools and equipment is exposed to items that are dirty, dusty and greasy. The work involves the possibility of cuts, scrapes and bruises. Uses prescribed PPE to minimize the possibility of injuries.
    • Monitors the stock on hand of tools, parts and other supplies and materials. Reports items that are in short supply due to higher than normal demand, breakage or frequency of repair. Prepares requests to order such items and requests for items not normally kept in stock. Examines incoming items to confirm that the items comply with what was requested. Notifies the supervisor of discrepancies in quantity, description or usability.
    • Maintains a clean and orderly shop and inventory of supplies, materials and tools to determine errors such as improper item issue and turn-in credit or the failure of records to show that items have been sent our for repair.
    • Determines when tools and equipment should be sent for test, repair and calibration. Determines when damaged and inoperable items are beyond or too costly to repair. 
    • Uses an automated stock keeping system to monitor inventory status. Prepares item descriptions for new items introduced into the system.
    • Checks in tools returned by workers. Visually examines tools and tests them to determine whether they should be sent for repair. Stores items in designated locations. Relocates items as necessary to accommodate changes in inventory and use patterns.
    • Stays abreast of manufacturers’ bulletins, catalogs, trades, craft periodicals and reports to remain aware of developments affecting usability and maintainability.
    • Maintains an inventory of supplies and materials based on usage rates. Participates in periodic inventories, which include updating pricing information and storage and retention rates. Receives materials and supplies personally stored and monitors the receipt of supplies and materials purchased and stored by trades’ shops.
    • Coordinates the movement of incoming and outgoing supplies and placement of materials with the docking and storage areas. As assigned, enters receiving and shipping documents into the automated inventory system.
    • Screens shipping and receiving documents to identify any discrepancies in number and/or type of items ordered. Contacts vendors to resolve such issues and expedites the resolution of discrepancies.
    • Must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Must utilize knowledge of and must comply with applicable Office of Compliance and OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Must use any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557235000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.