U.S. Embassy in South Africa General Maintenance Worker Jobs in South Africa

U.S. Embassy in South Africa General Maintenance Worker Jobs in South Africa


This position provides semi-skilled assistance to the technical level positions by performing general maintenance and upkeep work at the U.S. Consulate compound buildings, residences and grounds.

Responsibilities include the performance of non-skilled manual tasks such as demolition work, painting, minor plumbing work, general cleanup of common areas, minor masonry work to include filling gaps on walls, laying of bricks, repairing and/or installing locks and other minor preventative maintenance tasks.

This position would assist other Facility Management trades positions such as the Electrical Maintenance Worker, HVAC Maintenance Worker, or the Carpentry Maintenance Worker.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and commercial or industrial HVAC/mechanical heating, refrigeration, and ventilation systems.

    Education Requirements:


  • Completion of secondary school is required.



  • English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Maintenance and repair of standard plumbing methods and techniques including potable water and sewage systems, motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, gravity dampers, sensors, furnaces, hydronic systems, hot water heaters and heat pumps, evaporators and condensers.

  • Minor component replacement of motors, valves, pumps, controls and recording instruments

  • Plumbing system testing procedures in control devices to monitor, diagnose faults, determine current operating capacity to the design requirements, all in accordance with US and host country regulations.

  • Maintenance and repair using industry aligned
    techniques and procedures for the modification and fabrication of various types of metal and alloy parts and equipment by use of electric and gas welding processes.

  • Maintenance and repair using industry aligned techniques and procedures involved in laying a variety of brick, block, stone and concrete in the construction or repair of such items as partitions, walls, walkways and roadways.

  • Reading and working from sketches, architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, one-line diagrams and material lists

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to identify problems or dangers, report issues and provide solution.

    • Communication and interpersonal skills to answer queries from end-users.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, work under pressure and a tight schedule.

    • A flexible approach to work shifts and answer emergency calls at all hours.

    • A valid driver's license is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in South Africa General Maintenance Worker Jobs in South Africa

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