Embassy Jobs – Lead Maintenance Technician – United States Embassy / US Mission

Job
Title:         Lead Maintenance Technician
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX
41,892,912 – UGX 61,793,254
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-027
Reports to: Facilities
Manager
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S
Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and
organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the
direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:   The
Lead Maintenance Technician is mainly responsible for the full range of
installation, maintenance and repair of systems and equipment, and assigning
in-house personnel to execute requirements based on evaluation. Position
directly supervises three (3) employees – Chancery Plumber, Electrician, and
HVAC Technician.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Works
with the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor and Facility Manager to direct,
supervise or execute facility related work orders to include preventative
maintenance, installation of new equipment or systems, and the repair of
equipment
·        
Consults
with contractors regarding installation of or repair to equipment and systems
supporting embassy infrastructure, utilities, associated equipment associated
with primary and secondary equipment, electrical distribution systems, lighting
systems, HVAC systems, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, plumbing
systems, and security systems
·        
Manages
personnel assigned to the management and maintenance of the building automation
system (BAS), HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and preventative maintenance of
the facility.
·        
Advises
the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor on design specifications, material cost
estimates and reviews drawings regarding aspects of the facility
·        
Assumes
the responsibility of all duties assigned to the Chancery Maintenance
Supervisor in the event of his/her absence.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·        
The
applicants for the US Embassy Lead Maintenance Technician career opportunity
should have completed secondary school and two years of vocational training or
apprenticeship diploma recognized as producing an individual with technical
expertise is required
·        
A
minimum of three years experience of air conditioning/refrigeration and
electrical trade is required.
·        
Smith
Driver’s training in order for him/her to drive a Government Vehicle
·        
Extensive
knowledge of locally accepted practices and procedures of air
conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trades.
·        
Knowledge
of the Embassy building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes;
building and trade standards
·        
The
incumbent must have good technical understanding of major building
plumbing/mechanical systems and equipment with a specialty in plumbing systems.
·        
Knowledge
of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical
literature.
·        
Must
have a thorough knowledge of locally accepted practices and procedures of air
conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trades; and how to maneuver around
town to various shops to acquire materials for project execution.
·        
Ability
to operate various hand tools, powered equipment and instruments is required
·        
Ability
to produce journeyman level quality of work is required
·        
General
computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office)
·        
Knowledge
of U.S. building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building
and trade standards.
·        
Use of
basic arithmetic in order to understand length, width, depth, and weight. Basic
typing skills required; and ability to lift maximum weight of 25 kilos.
·        
Language
Proficiency:
Level 3 (Good
Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing) of English is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy
in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
    Here
  • You will receive confirmation on
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming
eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s
Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with
an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is
submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written
documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the
closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will
not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a
U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment
Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 20th June 2018
The US Mission in
Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual
orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal
employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity
enhancement programs.
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