Bowling Equipment Technician

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Installs, repairs, overhauls, and regularly inspects bowling facility electrical, mechanical, and computerized equipment to include automatic pinsetter, automatic ball returns, automatic scoring systems, automatic bumper systems, sound and lighting systems, automatic ball polishers, ball resurfacing machines, lanes stripping & oiling machines and drill presses. Apply standard trade practices in diagnosing equipment malfunctions by referring to manufacturer's diagrams and specifications, schematics, and wiring diagrams using test equipment. They perform operational checks, visually check for worn or damaged parts, trace wiring, disassemble, make necessary adjustments, repair or replace defective mechanical and electrical components or parts using soldering irons, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and other hand tools. Incumbent selects tools, decides on the method and techniques to use, and carries out assignments independently. Standard parts are obtained by looking-up replacement information in parts manual. Cleans and lubricates machines, following preventative and maintenance schedules. Measures and regulates sweep of rake on automatic pinsetters using hand tools and gauges. Runs automatic pinsetter through complete cycle and inspects for pin setting accuracy. Assures lanes beds meet USBC standards and makes adjustments to lanes and pin decks as required. Maintains required records and reports; initiates request for spare parts, supplies, hand equipment; and performs general housekeeping tasks to ensure proper standard of appearance, cleanliness, and safety of assigned spaces. Establishes regularly scheduled maintenance programs to include cleaning bowling machine, ball cleaning machine, lane machine, pin cleaning, and rotation equipment. When needed, performs other mechanical and electrical work to bowling facility. Provides instruction and tasking’s to all facility maintenance worker shifts to assure they are assisting with the preventative maintenance program and assigned tasks. Has the ability to operate the front reception counter and cash register if needed. Performs other related duties as assigned. Supervisor checks work to see it is completed in a timely manner and equipment is operating properly.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Must have working knowledge of mechanical and electrical/electronic principles and operating characteristics of bowling equipment. Ability to determine which mechanical assemblies are malfunctioning through visual, operational, audio, and standard test equipment checks, what parts and mechanisms can be reworked or should be replaced with new parts, and the types of mechanical and electrical adjustments and alinements required. Ability to use basic hand tools, lubrication equipment, meters, and power tools. Must have ability to read and understand schematics, wiring diagrams, block diagrams, and manufacturer's service manuals. Knowledge of AMF 82-90XLI Pin Setters, Qubica/AMF BESX Scoring and KEGEL lane machines is desirable. Must be able to lift and carry parts and assemblies weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally push or pull larger assemblies weighing up to 100 pounds

NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.

HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424


NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be picked up at the MWR Personnel Office or can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.


Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.

To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders.