Structural Ironworker

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Jul 22, 2021

Job Description

Summary About the Position: Works under general supervision of maintenance supervisor who makes assignments in the form of work orders or oral instructions which may include blueprints, sketches or other specifications. Work is occasionally spot checked for adequacy and completeness. Incumbent is responsible for determining work methods, laying out work, and completing assignments in accordance with oral and written instructions, available guides, and trade techniques. Responsibilities Lays out the work, constructs, assembles, and installs the entire system. Reads sketches, blueprints and/or other specifications and determines welding methods and techniques. Plans the processes and steps to be taken, the kind and types of metals to use, calculating angles and degrees of curve and pitch. Uses shop mathematics in developing templates and patterns to lay out the work, making the necessary allowances for metal involved. Installs and repairs steel framework and other metal parts of buildings, towers and all types of structures and equipment. Brazing and burning of metals which require a, good knowledge of how different metals work with or react against each other. Operate machinery such as punches, shears, drills, press, welders and other hand tools. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Civilian Employees of the OrganizationCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Structural Ironworker without more than normal supervision. The ability to lay out, cut, form, join, assemble and install items and systems using structural iron materials in the fabrication, construction, erection and repairing of complex items. Knowledge of how various metals and alloys such as different kinds of steel, aluminum, cast iron, brass, copper, etc., react to different welding processes and techniques. Skill and knowledge to set up and operate welding machines. Knowledge of a wide range of manual welding processes, welding standards, and the reaction of various metal and alloys to different and difficult welding processes and techniques. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability to Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, etc., for Metal WorkDexterity (Assembly Disassembly Reassembly etc)Knowledge of Equipment, Structure, Materials, etc. (includes constructing repair, and forging)Layout and Pattern Development (includes Geometric Projection and Triangulation) Physical Effort: Physical exertion is heavy when performing structural, iron work in cramped and awkward while installing items and when bending and shaping the more complex items. Stands, walks, stoops, bends, kneels, climbs, and crawls. Works in awkward and cramped positions when welding in hard-to-reach places. Frequently handles objects weighing from 20 to 50 pounds and occasionally handles objects weighing more than 50 pounds. Working Conditions: Works in well-lighted but noisy shop and outside subject to heat, cold and inclement weather. There is continuous exposure to disagreeable odors, smoke and fumes. Wears protective masks, aprons, and goggles. There are the dangers of cuts; falls, burns, injuries from and power tools, infrared and ultraviolet rays. May required to wear protective contaminate clothing. Performs welding work indoors and outdoors, sometimes in hot weather, and in noisy, dirty, and smoky areas. Exposed to fumes, infrared and ultraviolet radiation, heat, sparks, glare of torches, and heated materials. There is the possibility of eye injury, electrical shock, burns, broken bones, and cuts when working with sharp objects. There is discomfort from protective clothing, gloves, and flash shield or eye goggles. Operates motor vehicle outside while being exposed to a variety of weather conditions while loading and unloading vehicle. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Materiel Maintenance Management position. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized.