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Job opening: Pipefitter

Salary: $30 - 35 per hour
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is at the full performance level located at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center, Albuquerque New Mexico Plumbing Unit of the Maintenance and Operations section for the Facilities Management Service. The NMVAHCS encompasses 93 acres with 69 buildings and approximately 1.2 million square feet. The incumbent is responsible for all plumbing and pipefitting duties throughout the whole NMVAHCS, and to keep in compliance with numerous directives and entities.


The incumbent will perform all pipefitting duties within the shop, will provide support to Internal Project shop with construction needs regarding pipefitting duties. Incumbent must have the ability to do precise, artistic and theoretical practices while performing duties. Incumbent is responsible for repairs, installations, modifications, maintenance, troubleshoots, tests and adjusts/overhauls and performs preventative maintenance on a wide variety of medical, dental, laboratory, kitchen, morgue, laundry and engineering equipment. The engineering equipment is hydraulic, pneumatic, medical gases and mechanical units using collars, shafts, pulleys and sprockets and chains. It is highly desirable for incumbent to have certifications in: Back flow testing, installation for medical gases, medical gases, water operator, jurneyman plumbing license. The incumbent will be responsible for trouble shooting repairs, replacing or modifying laundry equipment such as industrial/residential use washer dryers, tumblers, steam tunnels, flat work ironers, cross folders, spreader-feeders and related laundry equipment to keep the equipment in proper operating condition. Medical gas manifolds that contain pressure regulators, shuttle cocks and check valves; laboratory equipment that contains high pressure steam, traps and related controls; medical equipment that contains collars, shafts and hydraulics, dental equipment that contains pneumatics and switching collars; morgue equipment that contains vacuum pistons and backflow devices; engineering equipment that contains high pressure controls, solenoid valves, switching devices, high speed regulators, separators and receivers, plumbing and welding inclusive. These are complex systems that require special knowledge of the Plumbing trade. The incumbent will perform water treatment of soft water system, and maintain PH, Chlorine and Alkalinity of Large Patient Therapy pool including required documentation. Incumbent will test, monitor, trouble shoot and repair associated equipment to ensure compliance with the Legionella Directive. The tradesman will need special certification to complete these tasks. Must be able to attain certification within one year of employment. The incumbent will maintain, service and perform preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment to included Reverse Osmosis Systems and Deionized water systems. The incumbent will perform maintenance on Grease Traps, miscellaneous sized watermains and chilled water lines. Incumbent will perform maintenance and repair as well as preventive maintenance on Fire Suppression systems. Incumbent will document and maintain preventive maintenance documentation for the established program to ensure compliance with directives and Joint Commission requirements. Incumbent must be able to install, repair, and maintain various types of pipping systems. Incumbent will service and maintain equipment on storm and sanitary sewer to include lift stations and float controls. Incumbent will perform maintenance both scheduled, unscheduled on Fire Hydrants, and Fire Department connections. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 07:30am- 4:00pm Position Description Title/PD#: Pipefitter/PD13063A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/23/2024. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Measurement and LayoutTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The operators usually work indoors and occasionally work outside for short periods where they are subject to prevailing weather conditions. They are exposed to constant noise, rotating machinery, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil, and fumes in the work area. Water plant operators are subject to cuts and abrasions from the use of tools and equipment and burns from chemicals. In addition, they work on catwalks and ladders. Operators at this level follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as face shields, gloves, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear and may be worn or used for long periods.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address Raymond G Murphy Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 1501 San Pedro Drive, Southeast Albuquerque, NM 87108 US
  • Name: Francisco Olmedo
  • Phone: (562) 256-2012
  • Email: [email protected]


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