United States Postal Service Jobs in Houston Texas

Automotive Mechanic

Job Details

Hiring Organization United States Postal Service
Post Name Automotive Mechanic
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77017

 

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: Starting annual salary of $59,697 paid bi-weekly

FINANCE NUMBER: 484155

BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position that offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans.

We also offer the option to enroll in 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 eleven paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply

All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territories owing permanent allegiance to the United States. 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/careers to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email.

SCREENINGS: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regard 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.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked, or gone to school within the United States or its territories.

As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding 5-years may not be considered complete.

The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company.

If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal 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

  • Removes and replaces defective and worn parts as necessary; disassembles, cleans, and replaces reusable parts; requests replacement parts.
  • Changes fluids and filters; performs routine adjustments necessary to maintain safety, operational performance, and vehicle drivability.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs resulting from normal preventive maintenance inspections.
  • Performs electrical repairs and/or replaces electrical items and system components.
  • Performs road calls; road tests vehicles as necessary before and after maintenance and repairs.
  • Reviews historical records of service performed on vehicles; prepares and updates vehicle service records, annotates repairs and other pertinent data on work orders.
  • Operates standard automotive test equipment necessary to perform routine service and repairs.
  • 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.
  • Removes replaces and adjusts vehicle hardware and other related parts.
  • 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 opportunities for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Requirements

  • BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD 5823b (5823-0006) AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC

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 columns, 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.
  • The ability to use technical reference materials and technical manuals refers to reading, comprehending, and interpreting technical information, such as illustrated parts breakdowns, checklists, flow charts, and diagrams.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to proficiency in observing, testing, analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or their components, such as engines, power trains, fuel delivery, suspension, and braking systems, through the use of appropriate automotive test equipment.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to 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 refer to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various types of mechanical diagnostic test equipment and hand tools, such as micrometers, calipers, pressure gauges, etc.
  • The ability to make repairs to automotive components or systems refers to 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 Test 943 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 a 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 U.S. citizens or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 an 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

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