U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Electrical Technician (NEC) Jobs in Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Electrical Technician (NEC) Jobs in Ethiopia


The incumbent reports directly to the Building Engineer Supervisor/Electrical Engineer in the Facility Management office.

The position holder is employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code standards, throughout all facilities on the Embassy Compound to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry. This should include a minimum of two (2) years work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements.

    Note: Please upload all copies of your work experience under "Other Document 1 or 2"

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the Electrical field is required.

    Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High School Diploma or equivalent"



  • Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)

  • Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)

    Skills and Abilities:

  • The incumbent shall have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters.

  • Must be skilled and comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.

  • Must be able to use tools of
    the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed.

  • Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English.

  • Must have an analytical mind to take cause and affect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment.

  • 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, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors, the supervising engineer, the FM, and upper management providing pertinent information and technical jargon and translating it into laymen terminology.

  • A driver’s license is required.

  • Must have Auto/Grade 2 or above valid Ethiopian driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.

  • Must be organized. (These may be tested)

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Electrical Technician (NEC) Jobs in Ethiopia

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