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Refrigeration Engineer

Job ID: 106664
Location: USA Civmar Support Vessels Worldwide
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Military Sealift Command
Contact: Civmar Support
Phone: 1-888-891-4072
URL: http://www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process
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Job Description
Announcement #: 14-323-03EXOC
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Refrigeration Engineer, WM 9945-15 (323)
Base Salary: $45,051 Per annum
Type of
Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: March 31, 2014 Closing Date Open continuously with periodic cut-offs.
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States citizens who are not currently employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: The duties of the Refrigeration Engineer include, but are not limited to, the proper monitoring of his/her designated equipment for proper operation, maintenance
and repair of all shipboard domestic refrigeration and
air conditioning systems, standalone A/C package units, walk-in reefers, reach-in reefers, water fountains, refrigerant air dryer systems, air handling units, air filtration systems, and steam heating coils. He/she will be responsible to maintain proper climate control and air conditioning of ship’s habitable areas, and record and maintain proper documentation and inventory as designated by EPA and other regulatory bodies in relation to the maintenance, charging recycling, or charging procedures. He/she will be proficient in the use of hand tools, power tools, and refrigeration specific tools such as reclaiming/recycling/evacuating equipment, vacuum pump, halide leak detectors, dial-a-charge, oxy-acetylene torch or other brazing/soldering heat source, and tubing benders. He/she works under the supervision to the First Assistant Engineer, and performs other duties as
assigned. Everything in this Position Description is
considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:
1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months
remaining of expiration date.

2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.

3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), or Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) Refrigeration Engineer or Any Unlicensed Rating in the Engine Department. (“Any” indicates Mariner holds all ten QMED Ratings).

4. Licensing/Certification requirements: Must submit a current and valid Universal ODS Certificate in accordance with the Environmental Protection agency (EPA) requirements.
Evaluation
Criteria: Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements described above will be further evaluated. Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training, and awards contained in the application package and
resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree to which applicants possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which applications are being considered.

1. Knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
2. Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools, and
AC&R specific tools.
3. Ability to troubleshoot AC&R equipment.
4. Skill in computer, oral and written communication,
including demonstrated ability to use common MSC applications such as MS-Office, SAMM, LogBook, ShipClip, etc.

Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.
Conditions of
Employment 1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.

2. Able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.


3. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization; including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also required. TB screening is not provided at the MSC- arranged medical examination, but can usually be
obtained from your personal medical provider or free at any local public health clinic. If you have previously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is not required. You must instead provide the medical department written proof that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine, or that such treatment is not warranted as determined
by competent medical authority.

4. Attend and successfully complete all mandatory training courses, including personal survival, which requires
the ability to float in the water for a minimum of sixty (60) seconds.

5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.

6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.

7. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an
English language competency test.

8. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.

9. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.



NOTE:

a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the language competency test, fails the drug test, fails to disclose employment information, fails to report to new employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security clearance.

b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a tentative offer of employment will be required to provide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.
How to Apply: All applications for employment with Military Sealift

Command must be submitted through www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process.

To begin the process you must submit an Information
Request Form (IRF).

Your IRF submission will create a secure online profile after which you will receive an email to verify your account. Once verified, you will be able to complete the application process. Applications for this position can only be submitted during the announcement open period. Please note the email address you create will be used by the Command to correspond with you.

In addition to meeting the minimum conditions of employment, you will be required to scan and upload .jpg or .pdf files of the following documents:

1. Front and back of United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), United States Coast Guard license, and/or STCW certificate, and U.S.
Passport.

2. Relevant professional certificates as applicable for this position i.e. American Culinary Federation (ACF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Security Plus, etc.

3. If you are a current or former federal government employee, a copy of your most recent Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50).

4. If you served in the U.S. military service, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge (DD-214) that shows the type of discharge you received. This information is located under the “Character of Service” block of your DD-214. If you are claiming 10 points or higher veteran’s preference you must provide supporting documentation such as a completed Application for Preference (SF-15) www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. You will also be required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisions upon accepting the tentative offer of employment.

5. Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (if available) and training certificates applicable to the position you are applying for.

6. Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, military, government or recognized professional organizations related to the


maritime field and performance awards.

You will be able to upload and store versions of these documents in your secure online profile. NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documents scanned and uploaded are legible. You have the ability to crop and view each document that is uploaded.

You will not be able to submit an application unless you have uploaded the required documentation as indicated here.

Applicants may be interviewed prior to being selected for employment.
How To Contact
Us: If you require technical support, please use the support tab located in the top right corner of the Start the Process page www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process. This will generate an email a message for you to submit your issue. Emails will be responded to during business hours M-F 0800 – 1700 CST.

If you have any questions regarding the position or to follow up on an application submitted, please email us at civmar@marinersupport.com or call our toll-free recruitment hotline at 1-888-891-4072.
NOTE: FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR THIS POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

Federal job applicants who make a false statement in any part of the application could be turned down for the job, fired after beginning work, or subject to fine, imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001), or
other disciplinary action.

In accordance with Section 9902(h) of Title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions or participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental re-determined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under Section 8336(d) (1) or
8414(B) (1) (A) of Title 5, Unites States Code) appointed
to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300 at www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT:

1. Previous security clearance issues (intents to deny or the revocation of security clearances).


2. Debts.

3. Previous felony convictions where actual time was served in jail for more than one (1) year.

Any questions relative to this issue should be directed to the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672.

MILITARY
SEALIFT COMMAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will receive consideration without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personal condition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability to perform satisfactorily. Please visit www.msc.navy.mil/civmar/eeo.htm for more information.
Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriate shall be made by the agency as soon practicable, after
the initial application process and shall be made with
regard to all applicable statutes and regulations. If assistance is required to complete the application process, interested applicants should call our CIVMAR Support Center at the above number and refer to the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.
 
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