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Machinist's HelperNew York City DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION - New York, NY
posted 30+ days ago
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and storm water, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

Working for the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations within the Division of Distribution Operations, the selected candidate will assist machinists in the operation, maintenance and repair of water supply equipment including valves, gears and piping as well as other operating infrastructure located in the shaft chambers along City Tunnels number 1, 2 and 3. The Machinist’s Helper will operate general machine shop equipment, such as engine lathes, shapers, milling machines, drill presses, and grinders; uses hand tools in the performance of machinist related work and is familiar with and uses precision instruments essential to the tasks; perform work in both permit and non-permit required confined spaces; adheres to all Agency EH&S policies.

Some of the physical activities performed by Machinist’s Helpers and environmental conditions experienced are: climbing stairs and ladders; standing upright for extended periods of time; using vision to read small numbers and markings on gauges and equipment; using vision and hearing to avoid injury from overhead piping when working around structures and taking measurements, and to avoid injury from rotating machinery; communicating orally in a noisy working environment; walking over wet and slippery concrete surfaces; working in areas containing gases from the combustion process and strong odors from grease, lubricants and solvents; working in confined areas which may be dusty and dark; lifting metal objects weighing up to 60 pounds; and working outdoors in all kinds of weather.

***Candidates selected to fill a Machinist’s Helper position from this posting will be appointed on a provisional basis. As a provisional employee, you will be required to take and pass the next Machinist’s Helper civil service examination and be given a list number by the NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services in order to be considered for probable permanent employment in this title. Anyone who does not take and pass this examination, or who is not reached on the established list, will be terminated as a provisional Machinist’s Helper.

Special Working Conditions: Machinist’s Helpers may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

**A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements
1. Three years of full-time paid experience acquired within the last 10 years as a
Machinist's Helper; or

2. Not less than 1 ½ years of such experience plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school or supported training program to make up the equivalent of three years of acceptable experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade or vocational school or supported training.

Additional Information

Appointments are subject to OMB approval.

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DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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