Earn 33m monthly as Appliance Technician at United States US Embassy / Mission

Job Title:         Appliance Technician
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US
Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX 33,183,122 /=
Open to: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Position Number: Kampala-2019-052
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 Appliance Technician will be assigned to
the GSO Property section performing general appliances and equipment repairs at
the warehouse, Chancery and leased residential properties.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Incumbent performs repairs and maintenance of
appliances and furnished residential/office equipment’s.
·       
Receives oral or written instructions concerning
work to be done indicating the location and scope of work to be accomplished,
coordinates with other supervisors as deemed necessary and proceeds to
accomplish necessary appliance/ equipment repairs in accordance to acceptable
trade practices and specifications.
·       
Performs highly skilled full journeyman level
works in electrical works responsible for correct repair, maintenance,
modifications and installation of appliances, equipment and associated
accessories.
·       
Independently, identifies repair problems, takes
corrective action in the repair and installation of appliance/office equipment.
·       
Repairs and maintains appliances such as clothes
washer, dryer, freezer refrigerators vacuum cleaners, electric kettle and stove
by changing power plugs, cords, fuses.
·       
Examines appliances for mechanical defects i.e.
broken belts, castors, missing accessories/components prior to installation and
replaces defective parts such as; power cords, plugs, fuses, burners, drive
assemblies, ensuring all appliances/equipment are effectively earthed to US
Mission safety requirements and specifications, does comprehensive appliances/equipment
test before delivery.
·       
Must be cognizant and abide by embassy safety
and health practices.
·       
Performs miscellaneous tasks and duties in
support of GSO Property section operations i.e. incidental driving duties to
transport appliances, equipment and furnishings to and from warehouse stores,
work sites, offices and other locations as may be assigned by Property
supervisor.
·       
Moves, loads and unload supplies, appliances and
equipment to/from warehouse to offices and residential quarters.
·       
Assists with basic house furnishing in support
of GSO warehouse men during busy house make ready schedules and also, skilled
trades’ workers by carrying, holding, lifting, moving tools and materials.
·       
Uses hand trucks, forklifts, wheelbarrows, and
simple hand tools required for warehouse operations.
·       
Advises Property supervisor on equipment
procurement processes by providing technical guidance on the correct
specifications, quality and type as requested in reference to rating,
authenticity, and safety requirements.
·       
Assists with local BPA procurements of essential
repair supplies, basic tools/equipment, maintains replacement parts supplies,
tools and equipment in safe working condition including general housekeeping of
shop, office work sites and warehouse storage areas.



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 United States US Embassy Appliance
Technician job opportunity should have completed secondary school (O&A
level) with vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman
electrician skills
·       
A minimum of three years of journeyman
electrician experience
·       
Must have full journeyman electrician knowledge
of established practices and procedures of the electrical trade is required.
·       
Must have the ability to use all tools/equipment
and professionally to determine extent of damage and experience to make
necessary recommendations for equipment repair or replacement.
·       
Must hold valid Ugandan driver’s license. This
may be tested.
·       
Language:
Level II good working knowledge English in both spoken and written and
knowledge in commonly spoken languages like Luganda, Kiswahili or Lusoga is
required. This may be tested.
NB: All applicants under consideration will be required to
pass medical and security certifications.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in
Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 31st December 2019
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