U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Mechanic (Security Systems) - OBO RST Jobs in Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia Mechanic (Security Systems) - OBO RST Jobs in Ethiopia


The incumbent is responsible for the following; conducts survey, inspection, routine and preventive maintenance, hardware repair and replacement, emergency repair of Forced Entry (FE) and Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistant (FE/BR) products (doors, windows, glazing units, louvers, and vault doors).

Reviews and analyzes the associated Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) door hardware systems deployed by Overseas Building Operations (OBO) and Diplomatic Security (DS) at U.S. Diplomatic missions, and OBO owned and/or leased facilities to include Consular Agencies in designated region of responsibility.

Studies and makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the Physical Security Systems at U.S. Diplomatic Missions in Engineering Services Office (ESO) Addis Ababa and the other Posts the incumbent is responsible for.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • At least three (3) years of hands-on field experience in major repairs and installation of electrical/electronics, pneumatic, hydraulic, heavy-duty mechanical equipment and reading and interpreting architectural and engineering design drawings is required.

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

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of high school in addition to two (2) years of apprenticeship and/or an advanced equivalent local level of occupational training as technician, electrician, or mechanic is required.

    Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "High school certificate"



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

  • Level 3 (Good working Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license for Auto + Cargo (freight)-1 together or above and/or Public-1+Cargo-1 together or above and/or Grade-3 or above and must have had a valid driver's license for a minimum of five (5) years..

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.

  • Ability to use MS Excel, Power Point, Word and
    Adobe Acrobat software, and Internet search engines.

  • Must be able to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical drawings, adjust, and repairs. Must be able to apply knowledge of above in the installation and M&R to FE/BR door and window systems.

  • Ability to use mechanical and electronic test equipment.

  • Ability to present a friendly, helpful, patient, and caring impression to customers.

  • Ability to talk and relate to U.S. and local personnel from a variety of backgrounds and Mission Offices.

  • Ability to be firm but tactful when explaining policy or limitations on resources.

  • Ability to use special lifting equipment and/or coordination of unskilled laborers. The nature of work may require working from a ladder, in crawl spaces, above ceiling areas and other non-office areas of a building structure.

  • Ability to deal with upset or difficult clients while keeping own temper/composure.

  • Ability to assure upset/angry clients that their concerns will be addressed while not promising actions/results that are inconsistent with Mission practices.

  • Ability to employ a problem-solving approach to difficult issues rather than assigning blame.

  • Ability to maintain objectivity in difficult situations.

  • Must be available for frequent travel up to 75% of the year. The position may travel alone or as part of a regional security team.

    How to Apply

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