Equipment Specialist

U.S. Mint | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 10/09/2019

This position is located in the United States Mint, Manufacturing Department, Philadelphia Mint, Office of Plant Manager. The primary purpose of the position is to collect, analyze, interpret, and provide specialized production equipment information. In addition, this position is responsible for providing advice to management on the testing, procurement, operation, repair, and disposition of equipment.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

- Provide technical equipment advice, recommendations, and decisions for the Coining, Numismatics and Production Maintenance Divisions production operations on all production equipment including peripheral components of coinage machinery.

- Examine and evaluate equipment and its concomitant functional characteristics to assign fail rates to components and subsystems as part of initial baseline procurement data.

- Work within the computerized, automated equipment tracking systems to order, stock adjust and maintain inventories of listed parts to insure the continuous operation of coin presses, all production equipment. Work outside the computerized system with maintenance personnel to maintain in-house fabricated supplies of parts for all coin presses and other production equipment as needed. 

- Draft and recommend proposals for standard operating procedures (SOP's) and directives related to production equipment operations and equipment safety. 

You must meet the following requirements within 14 days of the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-11, specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Demonstrated experience performing project management involving manufacturing and/or production equipment and/or manufacturing processes.

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work, or an LL.M. in a field related to this position.

A combination of the education and experience listed above (Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education). Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.

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