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Job opening: Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic

Salary: $32 - 37 per hour
City: Norfolk
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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Maintains, repairs, adjusts, and calibrates highly complex electronic sensing and computer controlled materials handling equipment. Overhauls, installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs a variety of electronically controlled industrial equipment, i.e. power conveyor systems, Vertical Lift Material (VLM), automated storage retrieval system (ASRS) cranes. Overhauls, installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs a variety of laser scanners and guidance systems, stretch wrap machines, air compressors and lines, and overhead doors involving interface panels. Troubleshoots, diagnostically, electronic systems and components to locate and isolate malfunctions; removes, repairs, and replaces defective component parts. Maintains, repairs, and services pneumatic and hydraulic portions of conveyor systems; sortation systems, packaging equipment, shrink wrap machines with scales, dock levelers, overhead doors, roll back lines, and similar equipment. Troubleshoots equipment to determine cause of malfunction; disassembles and replaces worn or defective equipment parts; repairs equipment, reassembles, and perform scheduled maintenance; adjusts equipment to assure proper operation.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
  • Pre-Employment Physical: Required
  • This position and any future selections from this announcement may be used to fill various shifts located within DLA Distribution Norfolk, VA.


Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, 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 at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition. The SOE and minimum qualifications for this position is: Ability to do the work of an Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic without more than normal supervision (SOE): I perform the common tasks of the job to be filled but under close supervision, such as performing common repairs and replacement on electronic industrial controls equipment found in materials handling equipment. 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, religious, 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. PHYSICAL EFFORT: Frequently handle objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds for considerable distances. Occasionally handle item weighing more than 40 pounds with assistance. They are required to push, pull, reach, walk, stand, crawl, kneel, bend, and work in cramped positions over and under machinery of all types for sustained periods of time. WORKING CONDITIONS: Usually perform work inside areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated. Floor surfaces are sometimes uneven, oily, and slippery. Frequently exposed to moving objects and sharp edges with the possibility of cuts and bruises, and to noise and vibration from machines. Frequently subject to laser exposure and danger from high voltage electricity. Occasionally climb and work from ladders exposing the mechanic to the possibility of serious injury from falling. Dirt, grease, and dampness are frequently encountered. Various protective devices such as hard hats, gloves, safety shoes, and glasses are used.


  • Address DLA Distribution Norfolk 1968 Gilbert Street Norfolk, VA 23512 US
  • Phone: 717-770-4546
  • Email: [email protected]


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