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Fuels & Lubricants Engineering Support 2

Fuels and Lubricants Research Division

GS-23F-0006M

Labor Category Description:  Individuals assigned at these non-exempt positions provide support to the skilled senior technical staff, using developed skills and practical knowledge. The technician is expected to do assigned tasks in the laboratory and/or testing environment under supervision. Individuals assigned in this position:

Set up experimental apparatus following written or verbal instructions.
Prepare samples, specimens, prototype instruments, and/or test materials following defined procedures.
Conduct, observe, and document standardized test and analyses data following established protocols.
Conduct routine maintenance on equipment.
Maintain and order required materials.

Qualifications:  This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent education, an Associate's degree, trade school education or continuing education, and one year of relevant experience as a minimum. Individuals have basic knowledge of tasks associated with the technical area of work with skills in the application of mathematical functions, the use of PC software and hands-on craft abilities. Individuals are able to read schematics, drawings, sketches, and technical instructions of testing protocols primarily in fuels and fluids engineering, and have built a program or direct multiple program activities in a wide technical field. Technical areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, managing fuels, lubricants, functional fluids research, development, and evaluation programs.