U.S Embassy in Nairobi Appliance Technician Jobs in Kenya

U.S Embassy in Nairobi Appliance Technician Jobs in Kenya


Under the direct supervision and guidance of a Maintenance Supervisor, incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Appliance Technician to carry out installations, preventive maintenance, and repairs of electrical and mechanical components for domestic appliances, commercial kitchen, laundry, and cleaning equipment, throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) functional/office buildings, on-compound ancillary support and residential buildings, recreational facilities, and other owned/leased properties.

Position requires regularly driving a GOV (more than 25% of the time) to transport tools, equipment and materials to the job site. Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in the building maintenance environment as an appliance technician or related trade (electrical or HVAC) is required.

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required.

  • Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level Grade 1 or equivalent

  • Certification in the electrical or mechanical (HVAC) field is required.



  • Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English is required.

  • Level III (Good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing Kiswahili is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and electronic circuit schematics, operations and maintenance manuals.

  • Must have skills and abilities in the following areas: testing electrical and electronic components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine the root cause of a problem, and the appropriate repairs.

  • Possess skills
    and ability to disassemble and reassemble various appliances and associated equipment.

  • Customer care - Must possess good communication skills and have ability to interact with customers in constructive manner.

  • Must have a valid, current license for saloon cars and pick-up trucks. Must have had a valid driver's license for a minimum of five (5) years.

  • Responding to urgent situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs.

  • Communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.

  • Must be able to lift loads up to 50 lbs. Job holder must be able to move large appliances and operate small tools safely. Job holder must be able to repair residential appliances and equipment, so requires dexterity of movement.

  • Must be computer literate, able to use 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S Embassy in Nairobi Appliance Technician Jobs in Kenya

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