Plant Mechanic Ksa Federal Employment
Department of the Interior
Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Position: PLANT MECHANIC (POWER SYSTEMS), BB-5352-00
Announcement Number: BOR-SRA0-03-01
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
1. Ability to perform the work of a hydroelectric powerplant mechanic with normal supervision.
My Ability to perform the work of a hydroelectric powerplant mechanic with normal supervision has been demonstrated throughout my employment history, with special emphasis on my last position at Micron Technologies as an Engineering Equipment Support Technician working in a hazardous industrial environment. In this position, I preformed routinely under normal supervision, which included self-directed, non-direct supervised performance of such tasks as scheduled maintenance, fabrication of new parts, installation of modifications, and removal and installation of manufacturing equipment, all on heavy industrial plant equipment.
Specifically, I used mobile cranes and hoists routinely for moving, dismantling, assembling, overhauling, and repairing of hydraulic motor and pump assemblies molds and mold halves. I performed crucial riggings and pickings of molds and mold halves weighing up to 1900 pounds, avoiding damage to guide rods and locator blocks, which could cause offset to mold halves, causing damage to cavity bars and or trim and form punches and dies. In these cases, tolerances had to be kept within plus or minus .003” to avoid such damage, which could cost up to $80,000.
I routinely made sure work complied with blueprints by using math and precision measurement devices, in addition to using blueprints and other engineering drawings and schematics to troubleshoot equipment and circuits, build, and install modifications, and install equipment and lay out cabling.
I routinely preformed maintenance on motors, pumps, bearings, valves, pipes, air cylinders, and electric elevators used in large manufacturing equipment. I maintained various controls required to keep proper temperature, speed, pressure, flow, and voltage on this manufacturing equipment.
I cleaned parts and equipment as needed or as scheduled in the preventative maintenance schedule. I installed new equipment and relocate existing equipment as necessary, making sure these duties were scheduled and preformed without error or loss to production time. I used precision visual and optical instruments to ensure critical alignment. I performed maintenance on high voltage equipment up to 80kv.
As part of the ergonomics team, I assisted with the design, fabrication, and use of special tools and holding fixtures for pulling polishing pads from the platens of the chemical mechanical planarizers.
I preformed soldering of electrical and electronic circuitry, soldering of copper pipes, bolting, riveting, drilling, tapping, cutting of threads on brass and stainless steel rods to make holding fixtures, bending stainless steel and copper tubing for clean dry air and Nitrogen supply lines. Materials include steel, stainless steel, copper, plastic and Teflon.
2. Ability to dismantle, repair, fabricate, adjust, install, and maintain hydroelectric powerplant or heavy industrial plants.
My ability to dismantle, repair, fabricate, adjust, install, and maintain heavy industrial plant equipment is extensive, and has been exercised greatly and accurately over my 13-year position with Micron Technologies.
Specifically, the types of heavy industrial plant equipment I have worked on and have dismantled, repaired, adjusted, installed, maintained, and fabricated parts for include; hydraulic presses capable of 40 to 180 ton clamping pressures; Dia Ichi Seiko and Boschman Auto Mold and FICO and Lawton Manual Presses, L.A. Rose Preheater, Blaser 5000 Marking Laser, AIS Automated Handler, MTI Media Deflash machine, Nickolet X-Ray machine, Strasbaugh 6DS, Ipec 676, Westech 372, Applied Materials Mirra and Ebarra FREX 2000 Chemical Mechanical Planarizers (CMP); Shibayama Backgrinder, Nel Taper and De-taper; and Ontrack Scrubbers Series 0,1, and 2.
Specifically, I have fabricated interference fit locator blocks and guide rods and sensor protective covers for the Automolds New Handlers for the AIS Automated Handler, redesigned and fabricated the handler for the Media Deflash machine, fabricated and installed the wafer guide for the Westech 372 Planarizer, designed and fabricated a new coupler for the Mirra Head Sweep, designed, fabricated, and installed a low-level alarm system for the slurry barrels.
Additionally, I was in charge of overseeing installations and verifying that (DI) De-ionized water, Clean Dry Air (CDA), Nitrogen (N2), Slurry, Vacuum, and Exhaust lines were set to proper flows and pressures, and that all connections were complete and not leaking, including power cables connected properly before power applied.
3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., including schematics and engineering drawings.
My ability to interpret instructions and specifications, including schematics and engineering drawings is extensive, and has been exercised greatly and accurately over my 13-year position with Micron Technologies.
To perform my duties at Micron as an Engineering Equipment Support Technician, it was an essential minimum requirement to be able to read schematics, blueprints, and engineering drawings. I did this on a daily basis and, more importantly, I installed and uninstalled modifications, assemblies, and parts, fabricated parts, and performed various types of maintenance using these instructions, specifications, schematics, and engineering drawings.
Additionally, my ability to interpret instructions and specifications, including schematics and engineering drawings is based on knowledge I have gained from formal training, including two years at ITT Technical Institute (1988 to 1989); a high school drafting class, and my experience and on-the-job training gained with Artistic Wood Crafting over three years (1983 to 1986), where I used blueprints to create parts lists to build cabinets and doors.
4. Ability to use and maintain mechanical tools and equipment normally used in the hydroelectric powerplant or heavy industrial plants.
My ability to use and maintain mechanical tools and equipment normally used in heavy industrial plants has been practiced throughout my entire life, including my entire work history, as well as throughout my Jr. High School and High School years. I have used and maintained mechanical tools and equipment normally used in heavy industrial plants in performing auto maintenance, building cabinets or furniture in the wood shop, and bending, cutting and welding metal in the metal shop.
Specifically, I have used Oxyacetylene, Arc, Spot Welder, and Cutting Torches in the workplace—at Micron and at Durbano Metals—to weld or cut metal frames or fixtures, to add a new piece of sheet metal where the old had to be replaced due to rust. Also with Micron and Durbano, I have used sheers and breaks for bending sheet metal; used bench and hand held four-inch disk grinders to sharpen tools or to clean welds and to remove burs and sharp edges from materials; used overhead hoists to lift and separate large items weighing up to 1800 pounds; and used mobile crane to lifts to remove and install hydraulic pump and motor assemblies.
In the manufacturing and finishing of cabinets and furniture with my position at Artistic Wood Crafting, I Have used and maintained table saws, surface planers, jointers, shapers, radial arm saws, belt sanders, drill presses, band saws, lathes, routers, miter saws, compound miter saws, 3/8” and 1/2” drills, cordless drills, sawsall, pneumatic nail, staple and finish guns, and single and two-stage air compressors.
I have performed maintenance on the tools listed by replacing motors, belts, power cords, bearings, gears, on/off switches, and performed grease and lube. Additionally, I own most of these items listed above I have my own shop, and use many of these tools throughout my everyday life to repair broken welds on lawnmowers, roto-tillers, and fences, and to perform contract work.
5. Ability to do mechanical troubleshooting and do preventive maintenance in a hydroelectric powerplant or heavy industrial plant.
My ability to do mechanical troubleshooting and do preventive maintenance in a heavy industrial plant has been exercised and fine-tuned during the last 13 years as an Engineering Equipment Support Technician at Micron Technologies.
Specifically, I have preformed mechanical troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on the following equipment: Dia Ichi Seiko and Boschman Auto Molds; FICO and Lawton Manual Presses; L.A. Rose Preheater; Blaser 5000 Marking Laser; AIS Automated Handler; MTI Media Deflash machine; Nickolet X-ray machine; Strasbaugh 6DS; Ipec 676, Westech 372, Applied Materials Mirra and Ebarra FREX 2000 Chemical Mechanical Planarizers (CMP); Shibayama Backgrinder; Nel Taper and De-taper; and Ontrack Scrubbers Series 0,1 and 2.
In the performance of mechanical troubleshooting and preventive maintenance, I have used such diagnostic and calibration tools as digital and analog pressure gauges and flow meters, digital and analog voltmeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and signal generators.
6. Ability to work safely and knowledge of safety practices, equipment, safety manuals and lockout procedures. Ability to use fresh air supply mask and respirators, fall protection, and hand and face protection, hard hat and steel-toed boots.
In my last position of 13 years with Micron Technologies, I have been trained in industrial safety practices, including OSHA and demonstrated my ability to work safely and my knowledge of safety practices, equipment, safety manuals, and lockout procedures through my diligent practice of injury free, personal-accident-free, and incident-free performance.
I have received formal training in and used personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout my position with Micron, including fresh air supply and respirators, hand and face protective equipment, hardhat, steel-toed boots, and full acid gear hand face and body protection. I have been trained in and have used Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in case of toxic gas leaks. I have used a hardhat when overhead work was being performed.
Additionally, I have been trained in and have performed lockout/tag out energy isolation practices; trained in the proper methods to handle acids and other corrosives and oxidizers, including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) training.
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