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Classification & Qualifications Classifying Federal Wage System Positions

 

Overview

Job grading standards and functional standards define Federal trades, craft, and labor occupations, establish official position titles, and describe the various levels of work.

The documents below provide general information used in determining the occupational series, title, grade, and pay system for positions performing trades, craft, and labor work in the Federal Government.

Job Grading Standards for Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions

Job grading standards provide information used in determining the occupational series and title of jobs performing trades, craft, and labor work in the Federal Government. They also provide grading criteria for positions classified under the Federal Wage System (FWS).

If a series is not included in this list, we have not issued a specific job grading standard for that series. Documents on the Classifying Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions webpage provide series definitions and guidance on classifying jobs in series with no published standard.

2500 - Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
2502 Telecommunications Mechanic

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2600 - Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
2600 Introduction to the Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance Family
2602 Electronic Measurement Equipment Mechanic
2604 Electronics Mechanic
2606 Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic
2610 Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic

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2800 - Electrical Installation and Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
2805 Electrician
2810 High Voltage Electrician
2854 Electrical Equipment Repairing
2892 Aircraft Electrician

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3100 - Fabric and Leather Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3105 Fabric Working
3106 Upholstering
3111 Sewing Machine Operating

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3300 - Instrument Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3306 Optical Instrument Repairing
3314 Instrument Making
3359 Instrument Mechanic
3378 Precision Measurement Equipment Calibrating

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3400 - Machine Tool Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3414 Machining
3416 Toolmaking
3428 Die Sinking

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3500 - General Services and Support Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3502 Laboring
3511 Laboratory Working
3546 Railroad Repairing
3566 Custodial Working

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3600 - Structural and Finishing Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3602 Cement Finishing
3603 Masonry
3605 Plastering
3606 Roofing
3610 Insulating

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3700 - Metal Processing Group
SeriesOccupation
3703 Welding
3711 Electroplating

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3800 - Metal Work Group
SeriesOccupation
3802 Metal Forging
3806 Sheet Metal Mechanic
3808 Boilermaking
3809 Mobile Equipment Metal Mechanic
3820 Shipfitting
3869 Metal Forming Machine Operating

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3900 - Motion Picture, Radio, Television, and Sound Equipment Operating Group
SeriesOccupation
3910 Motion Picture Projection

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4100 - Painting and Paperhanging Group
SeriesOccupation
4102 Painting
4104 Sign Painting

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4200 - Plumbing and Pipefitting Group
SeriesOccupation
4204 Pipefitting
4206 Plumbing

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4300 - Pliable Materials Work Group
SeriesOccupation
4352 Plastic Fabricating

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4400 - Printing Group
SeriesOccupation
4402 Bindery Working
4413 Negative Engraving
4414 Offset Photography
4416 Offset Platemaking
4417 Offset Press Operating

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4600 - Wood Work Group
SeriesOccupation
4602 Blocking and Bracing
4604 Wood Working
4605 Wood Crafting
4607 Carpentry
4616 Patternmaking

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4700 - General Maintenance and Operations Work Group
SeriesOccupation
4714 Model Making
4742 Utility Systems Repairing - Operating
4749 Maintenance Mechanic
4754 Cemetery Caretaking

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4800 - General Equipment Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
4804 Locksmithing
4805 Medical Equipment Repairing
4819 Bowling Equipment Repairing
4850 Bearing Reconditioning

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5000 - Plant and Animal Work Group
SeriesOccupation
5003 Gardening
5026 Pest Controlling
5031 Insects Production Working
5048 Animal Caretaking

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5200 - Miscellaneous Occupations Group
SeriesOccupation
5210 Rigging
5220 Shipwright

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5300 - Industrial Equipment Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
5309 Heating and Boiler Plant Equipment Mechanic
5313 Elevator Mechanic
5334 Marine Machinery Mechanic
5350 Production Machinery Mechanic
5352 Industrial Equipment Mechanic
5378 Powered Support Systems Mechanic

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5400 - Industrial Equipment Operation Group
SeriesOccupation
5402 Boiler Plant Operating
5406 Utility Systems Operating
5407 Electric Power Controlling
5408 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operating
5409 Water Treatment Plant Operating
5413 Fuel Distribution System Operating
5415 Air Conditioning Equipment Operating
5423 Sandblasting
5426 Lock and Dam Operating
5438 Elevator Operating

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5700 - Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Group
SeriesOccupation
5703 Motor Vehicle Operating
5704 Fork Lift Operating
5705 Tractor Operating
5716 Engineering Equipment Operating
5725 Crane Operating
5729 Drill Rig Operating
5736 Braking-Switching and Conducting
5737 Locomotive Engineering
5738 Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating
5786 Small Craft Operating

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5800 - Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
5803 Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
5806 Mobile Equipment Servicing
5823 Automotive Mechanic

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6500 - Ammunition, Explosives, and Toxic Materials Work Group
SeriesOccupation
6502 Explosives Operating
6505 Munitions Destroying
6517 Explosives Test Operating

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6600 - Armament Work Group
SeriesOccupation
6605 Artillery Repairing
6610 Small Arms Repairing
6641 Ordnance Equipment Mechanic
6652 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic

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6900 - Warehousing and Stock Handling Group
SeriesOccupation
6904 Tools and Parts Attending
6907 Materials Handler
6910 Materials Expediting
6912 Materials Examining and Identifying
6913 Hazardous Waste Disposing
6914 Store Working

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7000 - Packing and Processing Group
SeriesOccupation
7002 Packing
7006 Preservation Servicing
7009 Equipment Cleaning

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7300 - Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Pressing Group
SeriesOccupation
7304 Laundry Working
7305 Laundry Machine Operating

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7400 - Food Preparation and Serving Group
SeriesOccupation
7402 Baking
7404 Cooking
7405 Bartending
7407 Meatcutting
7408 Food Service Working
7420 Waiter

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7600 - Personal Services Group
SeriesOccupation
7603 Barbering

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8200 - Fluid Systems Maintenance Group
SeriesOccupation
8255 Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic
8268 Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic

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8600 - Engine Overhaul Group
SeriesOccupation
8602 Aircraft Engine Mechanic

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8800 - Aircraft Overhaul Group
SeriesOccupation
8840 Aircraft Mechanical Parts Repairing
8852 Aircraft Mechanic
8862 Aircraft Attending

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Functional Standards for Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions

Functional standards are used to determine the grade of broad categories of trades, craft, and labor work for jobs classified under the Federal Wage System (FWS).

Refer to the Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System for more information on FWS functional standards.

FunctionTitle
Helper Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Trades Helper Jobs
Inspectors Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Inspectors
Intermediate Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Intermediate Jobs
Leader Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Leader WL/NL
Production Facilitating Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Production Facilitating Jobs
Supervisors Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Supervisors
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