Company: Legislative Branch
Posted on: June 12, 2021
GPO employees possess a diverse representation of talent in many
administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with
innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and
distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive
individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career
opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.
This position is part of the Plant Operations, Government
Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia
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- Assembles , installs, maintains, and repairs all types of
printing, binding and all other industrial machinery and equipment
(i.e. printing, bindery, industrial trucks, power plant and air
- Welds, cuts, and brazes, manufactures, repairs, and rebuilds
parts and items of equipment from raw stock of different metals and
metal alloys such as stainless steel alloys, aluminum, titanium,
magnesium and other materials such as rubber, plastics.
- Sets up and operate most types of conventional and CNC machine
tools such as lathes, vertical and horizontal boring mills; bench,
plain, and universal milling machines; shapers; planers; internal
and external grinders; and thread cutters.
- Uses a variety of auxiliary machine tools attachments such as
rotary vises, dividing heads, taper attachments, magnetic chucks,
vertical milling heads, tapping attachments, rotary tables, and
- Sets up CNC machines using proper tooling components, optical
tool setter, gage blocks, micrometers, etc. Adjusts manually
coolant flow, speeds and feeds, and other settings to obtain
- Works from blueprints, sketches, work orders, models of parts
to be made, or other specifications. Determines which machine tools
and attachments would be best used for each operation to be
performed on each machine.
- Determine speeds, feeds, and coolants, lubricants, or abrasives
to be used to cut, trim, drill, mill, bore, tap, ream, lap, hone,
shape, grind, or finish an item.
- Performs precision handwork to finish, fit, and assemble
machined parts using various bench mounted and hand held power
tools and hand tools such as files, drills, reamers, buffers, die
grinders, and scrapers.
- Uses shop mathematics and handbook formulas in computing and
verifying dimensions in the planning, laying out, and final
dimensional checking processes.
- Maintain accurate records of machinist maintenance performed,
both unscheduled and preventative, to support the ISO 9000
initiative in the Passport Unit.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to
- Selectee must pass a background check prior to
- Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective
- Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary
- Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain (Secret
- Physical - Effort: Duties require prolonged standing, walking,
stooping, bending, stretching, reaching above the shoulder, and
climbing. A moderate amount of hand, wrist, and arm movements is
- Physical - Effort: Duties require Moderate lifting is required
for objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Incumbent is required to have
good eye-hand coordination and proficient vision.
- Working Conditions: Duties are performed inside where there is
exposure to flying metal chips, abrasive particles, noise, dirt,
coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds.
- Working Conditions: Safety protection is required in all areas
of the plant. Some work assignments can be outdoors in all weather
To qualify for the position, you must meet the following
Applicants must meet SCREEN OUT/JOB ELEMENT: #1-Knowledge and
skill to do the work of a Machinist without more than normal
supervision (SCREEN OUT) to be considered eligible for the
position. These duties include: Skill in performing the full range
of Machine operations on most types of conventional or Computer
Numerical Control (CNC) tools and their various attachments;
Knowledge of Bindery equipment; Knowledge of various metals and
other materials; Knowledge and skill to plan, lay out work from
blueprints, work sheets, and drawings; Skill in set up and operate
a variety of machine tools; Knowledge of a variety of machine
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).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date
of this announcement to be considered.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may
not be used for this grade level.
Keywords: Legislative Branch, Washington DC , Machinist, Other , Washington, DC
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