Marine Machinery Mechanic (Peoria, IL)

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is accepting applications for a Marine Machinery Mechanic in Peoria, IL. About the Position: This announcement is for the position of Marine Machinery Mechanic, XF-5334-10, with the Illinois Waterway Project Maintenance Section located in Peoria, Illinois.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.


  • Plan and lay out work and arrange maintenance schedule for towboat which involves maintenance, operational care, and repair of all engine room machinery and equipment.
  • Make daily inspections to assure machinery and equipment are in good working order and perform and/or direct all maintenance and repairs that are necessary.
  • Make cost estimates of repairs to be performed and consult with supervisor relative to recommendations for major repairs or overhaul and perform and/or direct repair work of a technical nature, including major breakdown of equipment.
  • Consult with supervisor relative to recommendations for major repairs or overhaul; and perform and/or direct repair work of a technical nature, including major breakdown of equipment.
  • Maintain an adequate stock of supplies and repair parts required for operating maintenance.
  • Personally performs and/or directs repair work of a technical nature, including major breakdown of equipment.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • A medical examination is required. If selected, satisfactory completion of a medical examination is required before assignment to the position.
  • Subsequent annual physical exams are required for this position.
  • Position requires employee to possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.
  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements. This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing.
  • May be required to work uncommon hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Position requires the use of protective clothing and/or equipment.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Marine Machinery Mechanic without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience and/or show the ability to perform common Marine Machinery Mechanic tasks such as applying specific maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair marine machinery and equipment on floating plant, interpreting blueprints and detailed specifications in order to detect malfunctions, determining corrective measures, and making repairs using test equipment and measuring devices. Applicants should be able to assist higher graded marine mechanics on assignments involving machinery of greater complexity by disassembling and assembling the simpler components and assemblies, locating and repairing or replacing defective parts and components. Work is performed under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Knowledge of Materials
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Physical Effort: Work is frequently performed in tight quarters with squatting, bending, and lifting at odd angles. Constantly stands and walks on steel surfaced decks, which can be slippery from oil film, water, and ice and are subject to vibration while vessel is under operation. Frequently required to lift weights up to 50 pounds. Uses coordination of eyes, hands, and feet and also of legs and body in installing, repairing, or testing equipment.
  • Working Conditions: Work is performed inside subject to abnormal noise requiring noise arresting safety equipment, heat, smoke, fumes, irritations from oil and grease, burns, cuts, bruises, and abrasions while attending moving machinery, electric shock, etc. Outside work is subject to extreme heat and cold, falls on slippery decks, wind burn, rain, snow and sleet, and possible drowning. As required, wear appropriate personal protective equipment; i.e., safety glasses, hard hat, and life preserver, when outside on deck.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit

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