Canada High Commission Specialized Technician Jobs in Pretoria - South Africa

Canada High Commission Specialized Technician Jobs in Pretoria - South Africa

Summary of position:

  • Under the general supervision of the Common Services Officer (Property), the Specialized Technician provides specialized repairs and technical maintenance services on owned or leased assets and equipment in one or more of the following areas: electricity, heating, plumbing and/or ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). This includes planning and preparing preventive technical maintenance programs and providing guidance and training in the area(s) of expertise.

  • Provides technical advice and recommendations to management on work to be done when doing periodic inspections for maintenance purposes and to maintenance technicians and contractors on how to do the work such as maintenance, repairs, and/or replacement of material, equipment and/or systems in accordance with safety and security regulations, professional codes, and national and local standards and procedures.

  • Provides project progress reports and written technical assessments on scope, solutions, and costs estimates for projects or specialized maintenance/repair work and recommends suppliers and contractors when required.

  • Provides technical expertise and responds to requests requiring specialized installation, technical maintenance, and repairs in one or more of the following functional areas such as plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and/or water sewage, on owned or leased assets, systems, and equipment, in accordance with safety and security regulations, professional codes, and national/local standards and procedures.

  • Oversees and inspects the work of contractors and maintenance technicians to ensure compliance with professional codes, national/local standards, plans, contract and manufacturer’s specifications, and manages the schedule to ensure all tasks are carried out within the requested period.

    Essential qualifications:

  • Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.


    • Recognized technical and/or professional certification* in one the following fields: plumbing, electrical, mechanical/air conditioning
    *certification is defined as a licensed plumber with the PIRB; Wireman’s License and registration with the Department of Labour or South African NQF level 5 or greater.


    • Fluency in English (written and oral)


    • Recent experience* working in general maintenance and with troubleshooting home and/or office maintenance issues.

    • Recent experience* in at least one of the following fields: HVAC repairs; plumbing, or electrical repairs.

    • Recent experience* in use of computers including MS Office and internet research skills.

  • Recent experience is defined as a minimum of three (3) years within the last 7 years.

    Rated Requirements

  • The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be
    assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

    Knowledge of:

    • Knowledge of health and safety regulations/procedures.

    • Knowledge of codes and standards in South Africa.

    • Knowledge of basic maintenance management concepts and procedures:

    • Maintaining supplies and inventories.

    • Maintaining service records.

    • Knowledge of basic maintenance repair concepts and procedures in one or more of the following areas (Candidates will be evaluated on the trade(s) that they have indicated in their application form):

    • Electrical

    • Plumbing

    • Air conditioning


    • Effective Interactive communication – oral and written including the ability to accurately relay facts related to incidents and problems.

    • Ability to co-ordinate conflicting priorities, perform to tight deadlines and prioritize work.

    • Ability to use computers (i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Word).

    • Ability to diagnose and solve basic technical problems


    • Adaptability and Flexibility - Willingly Alters Normal Course of Action.

    • Initiative/taking action/being self-directed/working independently.

    • Client Focus - Takes Personal Responsibility for addressing Client Problems.

    • Focus on Quality and Detail – Monitors Data.

    • Teamwork and cooperation – Expresses Positive Attitudes and Expectations of Team or Team Members.

    • Values and Ethics, professional integrity.

    Asset Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter and CV.

    • Experience with security installations such as gates, motors, keypads and/or CCTV.

    • Experience with maintenance of generators.

    • Experience working in a general maintenance position at a diplomatic mission, government agency or multinational company.

    • Experience with supervision of maintenance team or contractors.

    • Relevant training in carpentry and/or masonry, audio-visual, and/or painting.

    • Knowledge of auto/vehicle mechanics.

    • French (working knowledge).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Canada High Commission Specialized Technician Jobs in Pretoria - South Africa

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