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SKILLED TRADES HELPER

The Skilled Trades Helper assists a certified or licensed skilled tradesman in one or more of the following skilled trades: HVAC mechanics (Heating, Ventilation,

Class Code:

S064C

Job Grade:

GS03

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Provides assistance and trains in a variety of skilled trades duties in an apprenticeship program under the supervision of a skilled tradesman. May provide assistance in servicing, rebuilding, and/or installation of automobile and diesel engines and transmissions. May provide assistance in all areas of carpentry. May provide assistance in the installation of electrical wiring, electrical fixtures, and computer cable lines. Checks hallways, stairways, and other public areas for non-working lights, and changes out any ballasts, transformers, fuses, or switches. May provide assistance in the assembly, installation, and repairing of air, gas, water, and waste disposal systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. May provide assistance to painters, plasterers, or welders in preparing surfaces for repair and/or re-finishing. May provide assistance to HVAC mechanics with inspections, preventive maintenance, and repairs of boilers, air compressors, and related equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of basic measuring tools, equipment, and materials used in the various skilled trades. Ability to perform manual labor under various working conditions. Ability to use hand and power tools in various working conditions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate information and ideas in various environments. Skill in the use, operation, and care of tools and machinery.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience in a chosen trade field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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