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| Company: United States Postal Service | Industry:

Automotive

|
Category:

Tech

| Location:

Minneapolis Minnesota 55413

| AutoJobs #34277 | Expiration Date 2017-09-06 |
United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service seeks an Automotive Mechanic in Minneapolis, MN.

 
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the examination may be limited.

Branch
Northland District
This job has an exam requirement.  Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being invited to take the exam.  Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.

Job Title
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC

Facility Location
MINNEAPOLIS VMF 1144 FILLMORE ST NE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413-1683
CONTACT INFORMATION: Christopher Demuth, Supervisor, Christopher.f.demuth@usps.gov

Position Information
Title: AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt Occupation Code: 5823-0006 Non-Scheduled Days: Varies Hours: Varies
DRIVING REQUIRED:  Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger.  The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
SALARY RANGE: $41,811- $55,296 annual salary paid bi-weekly FINANCE NUMBER: 266364
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits.  Newly hired employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans.  We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI).  Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care (day care) expenses are also available.  We offer ten paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens,  permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United States.  Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview.  Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.
Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/employment to be considered for this employment opportunity.  You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be conveyed by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondences to be received. 
                @usps.gov                     @psionline.com                       @geninfo.com                   @uspis.gov

EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity.

NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity.  Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use your existing eCareer Profile to apply.  Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser before going to usps.com/employment.

Functional  Purpose
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs routine repairs and scheduled maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.  Removes and replaces defective and worn parts as necessary; disassembles, cleans and replaces re-usable parts; requests replacement parts. 2.  Changes fluids and filters; performs routine adjustments necessary to maintain safety, operational performance, and vehicle driveability. 3.  Performs maintenance and repairs resulting from normal preventive maintenance inspections. 4.  Performs electrical repairs and/or replaces electrical items and system components. 5.  Performs road calls; road tests vehicles as necessary before and after maintenance and repairs. 6.  Reviews historical records of service performed on vehicles; prepares and updates vehicle service records, annotates repairs and other pertinent data on work orders. 7.  Operates standard automotive test equipment necessary to perform routine service and repairs. 8.  Repairs air, mechanical, and hydraulic brake systems as required; removes and replaces engine blocks, transmissions , drive shafts, universal joints, rear end differentials and other major drive train components including the removal replacement of wiring, hoses, etc. 9.  Removes, replaces and adjusts vehicle hardware and other related parts. 10.  Follows all established safety practices and procedures; complies with all postal, local, state and federal environmental regulations and policies.

SUPERVISION
Manager, Vehicle Maintenance; Supervisor, Vehicle Maintenance; or other designated supervisor.
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Requirements
1. BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD 5823b (5823-0006) AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
DOCUMENT DATE: October 1, 2002
FUNCTION:
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs routine repairs and scheduled maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the occupation code given above.
REQUIREMENTS:
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Knowledge of electrical/ignition systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of such components as alternators, batteries, voltage regulators, starter motors, ignition and lighting systems, indicating devices, and starter aids.
Knowledge of automotive fuel systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of fuel delivery systems and related assemblies, such as fuel pumps and fuel injectors.
Knowledge of engine systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of engine valve train lubrication, piston assemblies, engine bearings, cylinders, cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, crankshaft assemblies, and cooling systems.
Knowledge of automotive suspension systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of such components as ball joints, shock absorbers, struts, steering column, kingpins, springs, steering linkage, and steering geometry.
Knowledge of automotive braking systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of hydraulically actuated components, such as wheel and master cylinders, proportioning valves, linkages, calipers, cables, and foundation brakes.
Ability to use technical reference materials and technical manuals refers to reading, comprehending, and interpreting technical information, such as illustrated parts breakdown, checklists, flow charts, and diagrams.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in observing, testing, analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or their components, such as engine, power train, fuel delivery, suspension, and braking systems, through the use of appropriate automotive test equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in observing, testing, analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or their components, such as cranking, charging, ignition, lighting, indicating, and starting motors and their related switches and relays, through the use of appropriate automotive test equipment.
Ability to use electrical test equipment refers to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various types of electrical diagnostic test equipment, such as voltage/amperage testers (VAT), multimeters, and test lights.
Ability to use mechanical test equipment and hand tools refers to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various types of mechanical diagnostic test equipment and hand tools, such as micrometers, calipers, pressure gauges, etc.
Ability to make repairs to automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in replacing parts or making adjustments
to automotive systems or their components, such as electrical/ignition, emissions, fuel delivery, engine, suspension, power train, and braking systems. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Tests 943 and 941 to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and make minor repairs to automotive systems

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course(s) prior to reassignment or promotion.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
At the time of appointment, applicants must have a valid driver's license from the state in which they live. Applicants must also demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Applicants selected under this qualification standard must successfully complete the required Vehicle Familiarization and Safe Operation training, including demonstration of the ability to safely drive a vehicle of the type used on the job..
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.
 
Please apply below.
 
United States Postal Service
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Date Posted: 2017-08-17 08:24:11

 
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