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Materials Handler

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wilkes Barre
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/07/2021. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical Practices 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work involve considerable walking, pushing, pulling and a variety of carts and material handling equipment. Work offloading and loading trucks, lifting products on and off shelves, handling boxes frequently weighing over 40 pounds. Will frequently handle equipment of an awkward and heavier nature excess 100 pounds. These are typically handled using specialized equipment and/or assistance of coworkers. Greater physical effort may be required on projects involving movement of large quantities of products over and extended period of time including, but not limited to, turns in, large shipments and deliveries. While operating a vehicle, may be required to exert a greater level of physical exertion while backing and turning trucks, operating forklifts or hand trucks on uneven terrains and uncertain conditions. Working Conditions: Required to work in storage buildings, pods, trailer, vehicles and warehouses that may be hot cold, drafty and poor lighted. Will be required to work outdoors , on docks, making deliveries, in all types of weather conditions during all mostly all seasons. Hazardous materials maybe encountered in daily in work activities. Duties will be subject to the possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises, or injury from the use of equipment. All types of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) may be required. May be subject to conditions that could result in serious accidents; precaution will be taken.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Scranton , Materials Handler, Professions , Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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