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1 Select the statement that best demonstrates your ability to work independently, make decisions, plan operations, show job responsibility, and exercise initiative in the performance of pipefitting work. Answer to this question is required
  • Independently analyzed complex pipefitting problems and arrived at an effective solution.
  • Independently planned and performed work involving the installation, modification, and repair of new and existing low and high-pressure piping systems and equipment.
  • Independently traced various malfunction indications through the systems to locate the source of the deficiency; analyzed and resolved the problem.
  • Aligned piping sections, made proper connections, changed motorized valves, packed valves, connected fixtures including utility fixtures.
  • Shut down or sectioned off boiler piping systems, operating controls, pumps, and related equipment in order to complete pipefitting tasks.
  • Repaired leaks following oral or written instructions, supplemented by blueprints or other technical information.
  • None of the above.
2 Which response best describes your highest level of experience in pipefitting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have journey level experience performing pipefitting and plumbing work independently. I am extremely knowledgeable and skilled in complex methods of working with piping and making equipment and fitting connections, including soldered, screwed, flanged, clamped and other mechanical joints. I have experience working from blueprints and sketches.
  • I have journey level experience performing pipefitting and plumbing work with minimal supervision independently making judgments and decisions regarding technical procedures and techniques on installations.
  • I have career-related experience and training, and experience performing pipefitting/plumbing tasks under normal supervision.
  • I have experience and training which demonstrates knowledge of pipefitting/plumbing in a limited capacity under close supervision
  • I do not have experience doing the work of a pipefitter or plumber.
3 Select pipefitting work you performed that demonstrates your knowledge and ability. Answer to this question is required
  • Independently planned, set up, and performed complex modifications to low and high-pressure piping systems requiring changes in layout, assembly, adjustment, and testing of parts to meet desired specifications.
  • Installed, modified, and repaired piping systems and equipment; planned and completed the routing and placement of systems leading to the equipment; determined and placed the equipment at the proper levels and points in the system; and joined, sealed and tested the systems and equipment for proper pressure, leak-free joints, and operation.
  • Repaired, modified, installed, and tested sections of piping systems with normal supervisory assistance. Cut, bent, assembled, and installed pipe, fittings, and fixtures in constructing and repairing low pressure piping systems such as fresh water, salt water, sewer pipe, and sanitary drain.
  • Cut pipe, installed hangers and brackets, and replaced valve washers, worn nuts and bolts.
  • None of the above.
4 Which piping systems and equipment have you repaired, modified or installed? Answer to this question is required
  • Steam heating
  • Steam generation
  • Flash and expansion tanks
  • Condensate
  • Vacuum
  • Circulating pumps
  • Radiators
  • Sump pumps
  • Sewage ejector pumps
  • None of the above
5 Have you tested systems and equipment for proper circulation, flow, pressure, and leak-free joints? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Please list where you gained this experience and provide a brief description of the tasks performed. Please make certain that this information is reflected in your resume. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
6 Choose the statements that demonstrate your ability to interpret pipefitting instructions. Answer to this question is required
  • Read and comprehended blueprints, technical manuals, sketches, building plans and notes that were complex or incomplete requiring extensive knowledge of pipefitting terminology and symbols.
  • Developed modifications to instructions and specifications on the basis of practical pipefitting experience.
  • Interpreted complicated and unclear drawings and technical information for other workers.
  • Interpreted and applied building plans, blueprints, and sketches in the installation, modification, and repair of low and high-pressure piping systems and equipment.
  • Followed drawings, technical manuals, and other references in making repairs and installations of piping sections or commercial and residential utility piping systems under normal supervision.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the statements that demonstrate your knowledge and ability regarding pipefitting layout and measurement. Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive knowledge of layout and pattern development by parallel line, radial line, and triangulation enabling more difficult layout and pattern work.
  • Knowledge of shop mathematics enabling layout angles, arcs, and circles in performing work such as calculating and aligning pipes, joints, and valves; and installing proper braces and supports to control movement and vibration.
  • Planned and laid out routing, placement, pitch, incline, and elevation of piping systems and equipment allowing for expansion and contracting.
  • Selected the proper methods and planned work sequences for repairing and installing piping sections or to plan and layout plumbing work such as routing, placement, slant, and slope of utility, supply, and disposal systems for the distribution of sewage, water, oil, gas, and compressed air.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your ability to locate the cause of problems in pipefitting systems and equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Isolated and repaired unusual operational failures and malfunctions when documentation and operation knowledge are not available.
  • Traced and located the cause of malfunctions; identified the type and extent of repairs needed; performed tests of piping systems and supporting or controlling devices; and resolved the problem. Skilled in the use of precision tools such as micrometers, feeler gauges, calipers, torque wrenches, brazing equipment, and pipe bending machines.
  • Detected malfunctions in most low and high-pressure piping systems and equipment; determined corrective measures; and make repairs. Used tools and equipment such as dividers, grinders, reamers, pipe wrenches, hand and power pipe threaders and cutters, flanges, sliding squares, plumb bobs, mercury gauges, and hydrostatic testing equipment.
  • Located and stopped leaks by replacing washers in fixtures; located and cleared obstructions in piping by cleaning and replacing traps and nozzles; and removed and placed worn or broken bolts, nuts, and gaskets in flange connections.
  • None of the above.
9 Do you have experience troubleshooting steam piping, returns, fittings, fixtures, and equipment in a commercial environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 Please list where you gained this experience and provide a brief description of the tasks performed. Please make certain that this information is reflected in your resume. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
10 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience trouble shooting pipefitting problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have sought out guidance from a senior worker or supervisor to resolve pipefitting problems.
  • I have followed scripted procedures (e.g., SOPs) to resolve pipefitting problems.
  • I have interpreted documentation (e.g., handbook) or relied on my previous experiences to resolve pipefitting problems.
  • I have created new procedures/documentation for troubleshooting pipefitting issues.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have experience working as a team leader for employees performing pipefitting tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    11.1 Please list the organization at which you worked and the title you held when you gained this experience. Please make sure this information is reflected in your resume. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
12 I have independently set pipe routes, without assistance from a senior worker or supervisor. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
13 Which layout tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Determining the order to layout piping
  • Determining what goes in the line(s)
  • Running supply line
  • Determining when to put a union valve in
  • Determining the proper reducer to put in
  • Soldering pipe connections
  • Repairing pipes with leaks in them
  • Changing broken control valves
  • None of the above
14 Which measurement tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used a tape measure to measure piping.
  • I have converted feet to inches.
  • I have converted inches to feet.
  • I have converted psi to foot of head.
  • None of the above.
15 Which response best describes your highest level of experience using pipefitting blueprints? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience using blueprints.
  • I understand how pipefitting blueprints are used but cannot interpret them without guidance from more senior workers.
  • I provide my initial interpretation of pipefitting blueprints and confirm with a more senior worker on the accuracy of my interpretation before performing work.
  • I independently interpret and follow pipefitting blueprints.
16 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience applying safety practices at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I personally adhered to existing safety practices on the job.
  • I ensured that other workers adhered to existing safety practices.
  • I have worn personal protective equipment (PPE) in work settings as required.
  • I have reminded co-workers to follow safety procedures and precautions.
  • I have operated equipment in a manner that ensured the safety of myself and others when performing work tasks.
  • I have made recommendations or assisted in the development of safety guidelines and procedures.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you have used on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Eye protection (e.g., glasses, goggles, face shields)
  • Hearing protection
  • Hard hats
  • Foot protection (e.g., safety shoes)
  • Fall protection (e.g., harness and lanyard)
  • Respiratory protection (e.g., respirator, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), fit testing)
  • Hand protection
  • None of the above
18 Select the activities you have performed on the job related to safety. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a hazard report.
  • Written an incident report.
  • Developed an emergency action response plan.
  • Participated in training/drills for emergency responses.
  • Acted quickly in emergencies to ensure worker safety.
  • Generated safety work orders.
  • Completed job hazard analysis (JHA).
  • None of the above.
19 Describe your experience using an electronic Building Automation System (BAS) to remotely operate, monitor and manage commercial plumbing systems to include pumps, heaters, valves, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in the above
  • I have some experience in the above
  • I have no experience in the above
20 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    20.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above