Production Machinery Mechanic Helper Job in MECHANICSBURG, PA

Vacancy No. Department Defense Logistics Agency
Salary $17.27 to $20.13 Grade 05 to 05
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2018 Close Date 1/22/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    01/12/2018 to 01/22/2018

  • Salary

    $17.27 to $20.13 per hour

  • Pay scale & grade

    WG 05

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



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  • Duties



    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

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    As a Production Machinery Mechanic Helper, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • This position has noncompetitive promotion potential to the intermediate positions of Production Machinery Repairer, WG-5350-08; Production Machinery Mechanic, WG-5350-10, and the target position of Production Machinery Mechanic, WG-5350-11. Incumbent participates in formal and on-the- job training designed to prepare him/her for advancement to the target level based on completion of training, supervisor's recommendation, and availability of work at the time o promotion.
    • At the full performance level, performs installation, maintenance, repair, rebuild, retrofit and remanufacture of a wide variety of complex multi-axis, multi-function machine tools and industrial equipment.
    • Sets up, precision levels, power operates and analytically inspects machine tools to determine if all feeds, speeds and cycling operations are functioning properly and whether they conform to specified test patterns.
    • Performs precision hand work such as scraping or lapping of machined ways and sliding surfaces for proper alignment.
    • Repairs, rebuilds, remanufactures and replaces broken and worn parts, components, subassemblies and sub-systems such as precision bearings, gears and gear trains, linkages, shafts, gibs, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic systems, lubrication systems, etc.
    • Uses mechanical hand and power tools, precision gages and testing instruments, and special tools to obtain precision tolerances.

    Physical Effort: Required to do some heavy lifting, not to exceed 70 pounds and carrying for short distances. However, lift trucks, hoists and cranes are available for the movement and placement of heavy machinery. Assignments are performed in standing, kneeling, stooping and, at times, in rather awkward positions. May work at various height levels and will work in close coordination with other employees in the movement of large sections of machines. Must have hand-eye coordination.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed in well-lighted, adequately heated buildings. May be required to work in unheated areas or outdoors. Hazards exist due to the movement of heavy machinery by overhead cranes, lift truck and jib cranes. May be exposed to solvents, oils and preservatives, fumes, dust, sharp objects, buffing wheels, electrical shock, falling objects, etc. Performs TDY assignments. When on TDY assignments may work in tight congested areas on ships or large industrial settings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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