U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Maintenance Mechanic - Plumbing Jobs

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Maintenance Mechanic - Plumbing Jobs


Duties

  • The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor.

  • The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Maintenance Mechanic - Plumber to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work on the critical and non-critical mechanical and plumbing systems throughout the, primarily Residential Quarters and, secondarily, New Embassy Compound (NEC) or New Consulate Compound (NCC) functional /office buildings, on-compound ancillary support and residential buildings, above and below ground infrastructures, recreational facilities, and other owned/leased properties.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

  • Experience: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working as a journey-level plumber in the repair and maintenance of plumbing/mechanical systems in commercial or industrial facilities is required. Must have experience working with PVC, CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, and black pipe; circulation and well pumps, and water treatment equipment.

    Education Requirements:

  • Successful completion of secondary school (matric) is required. Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level plumbers and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required.

  • Training through a recognized apprenticeship program provided by a trade union is considered acceptable.

    Evaluations:

  • Language: English level II (Limited Knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading in English is required in order understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports. (This may be tested).

  • One of South African official languages level III (Good knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • The incumbent must be skilled at reading and interpreting technical documents including layout drawings, as-built drawings, riser diagrams, equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, and other manufacturer’s literature.

  • The incumbent shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing filtration systems, water pumps, hot and cold water systems; testing potable water system components, monitoring of chemical and salt injection systems, and taking equipment readings with various meters; use of hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools
    to determine appropriate repairs.

  • Additional skills include installation and repair to the various types of plumbing pipe such as PVC and CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, and black pipe; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.

  • Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.

  • Must be computer literate, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point; able to draft reports and create spreadsheets, and able to write e-mails and research information on the Internet.

  • A valid driver’s license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission 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.

    Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Maintenance Mechanic - Plumbing Jobs


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