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Pipefitter, WG-4204-10

Air Force Civilian Service Hanscom Afb, MA

Job Description


As a Pipefitter, you will:

  • Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, and circulating pumps, and radiators.
  • Plans and lays out installation, repair, and/or modification of high pressure piping systems and equipment applying and interpreting information in blueprints, charts, and sketches. 
  • Troubleshoots/inspects high-pressure piping systems and equipment and determines need for modification and/or repair to insure proper and safe operation.
  • Performs various operational repairs and preventive maintenance on steam and chilled water distribution systems.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains safe and clean work environment.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:  Employee makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places.  Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts parts and equipment that weight up to 50 pounds.  Occasionally lifts items that weight over 50 pounds with assistance from other workers.

· Work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy.  Sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present.  Frequent exposure to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions.  Frequently exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, and infections.  Occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones.

· Employee uses and maintains prescribed safety/protective clothing and equipment such as the following:  hard hat, safety glasses, shoes, belts, face shields, respirators, gas masks, ear protection devices, gloves, coveralls, and foul weather gear.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: No specific length of experience is required. However, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities gained through training and/or experience to perform the duties described above. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the Job Elements. Address each question in the questionnaire. Failure to fill out the questionnaire will result in disqualification.

IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You must submit a copy of either your Journeyman Pipefitter or your Master Pipefitter license in order to qualify for this position.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP).  You will be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.
  • You will be required to drive a motor vehicle. The work requires an appropriate valid drivers license.
  • May be required to train/guide other employees in performance of pipefitting duties.
  • This position is subject to shift hours of work. The employee will be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to serve "on call" and may be required to be available after duty hours when problems arise.  The incumbent is subject to call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operations Exercises and Real World Threats and Events.
  • Employee may be required to support Special Events (i.e. Annual Air Show, Base Exercises) not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.
  • Employee will be required to augment the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary skill code.  Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practice with equipment and would receive appropriate safety equipment.
  • The work may require the employee to carry an electronic beeper or cell phone.
  • May be required to be certified for working with and/or removing hazardous materials.
  • The employee is required to have either a Journeyman Pipefitter or Master Pipefitter license in accordance with AFR 31-1068, para 2.6.1.


Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for this special priority selection.  A well-qualified ICTAP applicant as defined in 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 330.604(k) is one whose competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on the Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 458409400
Located In Hanscom afb, MA
SOC Category 00-0000.00