US Embassy Kampala - Electrician Jobs in Uganda

US Embassy Kampala - Electrician Jobs in Uganda

Basic Function of Position

  • The incumbent reports directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in the CDC office at Entebbe.

  • 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 CDC facilities ( to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties)

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Employed as an Electrical Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman level, to International Building Code standards, throughout CDC facilities to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.

  • Work assignments include installation and repair of electrical hardware, associated peripherals components, circuit configuration, optimization of equipment performance through preventive maintenance of electrical power generation and distribution systems, power and
    lighting panels, control circuits, voltage regulators, transformers, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supply systems, lighting systems, and any other item that has an electrical connection.

    Operations Support 50%

  • fixtures and lighting control circuits. Ensures that all assigned repairs are accomplished promptly and completely, using the manufacturers recommended repair or replacement parts, and meeting International Building Code standards/requirements for installation methods and serviceability.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on the electrical power and lighting distribution systems and related components to maintain system operation and reliability to ensure uninterrupted power to critical facilities,
    equipment, and critical systems.

  • Uses Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) techniques to determine system reliability, schedule equipment shutdowns for preventive maintenance, and to predict when equipment
    and/or systems will need to be replaced.
  • Responds to scheduled, unscheduled, and preventive maintenance work orders generated by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and completes assigned work orders within the time standards set by the Collaborative Management Initiative (CMI).

  • Inspects, tests, evaluates, calibrates and updates electrical power and lighting distribution systems and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability, safe operation, and code and OBO compliance. Inspects facilities (including houses, temporary trailers, office buildings, etc.); equipment (e.g. fire and life safety,
    generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g. electrical, lighting, power distribution , and HVAC/plumbing where applicable, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment,
    quality and safety of work being performed and/or recently completed, and scheduled maintenance.

  • Provides routine inspections on all systems, as specified by manufacturer requirements and equipment operations and
    maintenance (O&M) manuals, and advises the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in writing of the system or equipment’s condition, and existing or potential problems that need to be addressed, and recommendations to bring systems or equipment back to the manufacturers recommended operating parameters.

  • Removes, relocates, repairs, installs and tests electrical equipment to maintain occupant comfort and equipment protection in buildings and structures.

  • Orders and stocks electrical supplies, materials and replacement parts (e.g. motors, wiring, electrical devices and hardware, tools, and other electrical parts, etc.) to replace materials consumed and to assure their
    availability for future assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses.

  • Ensures proper use of time, tools, materials and parts, and provides labor and material data on all completed scheduled and unscheduled work orders and maintenance task so the Work Control Clerk can perform accurate data entry and close the work order in the CMMS program.

  • Responds to 24-hour emergency calls during off-duty hours when critical systems have stopped functioning, or there is an imminent threat to the life safety of personnel, or structure integrity.

    Maintenance Support 40%

  • Maintains all electrical systems; drafts and submits reports to the Facilities
  • Maintenance Supervisor detailing operational efficiency of systems, equipment, and critical components. Reports consist of power monitoring and consumption, key performance indicators (KPI) such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, and temperature
    historical data vs current conditions and systems performance vs the manufacturer’s requirements and operating parameters. Receives reports and maintenance logs generated by the BASET and Electrical

  • Assists in the preparation of Statements of Work
    (SOW) and other construction documents for repairs, new construction, and renovation work. Assistance includes obtaining telephone/written estimates and quotes for materials and equipment needed to facilitate repairs and the completion of assigned job/tasks. Monitors
    contractors work to ensure they are providing products and services per the terms and conditions of the contract.

  • Assists in providing guidance and training to other Facility Maintenance LE Staff and vendors/contractors in the correct operation of equipment, proper use of diagnostic devices to inspect and test materials used to complete required maintenance activities, general operations, and future expansion projects.

    Logistic Support 10 %

  • Ensures work does not present a safety or health problem, or risk of injury to workers, other employees, or visitors. Is vigilant in addressing workplace safety issues.

  • Remains current on job specific expertise through various sources (e.g. online distance learning courses, trade publications, trade shows, vendor communication, etc.) to keep abreast of the latest technological developments and products to improve system and equipment reliability.

    Qualifications Required for Effective Performance


  • 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

  • The Incumbent will have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC
    circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.

    Prior Work Experience

  • 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 equipment
    configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements. Experience in use and implementation of International Building Code (IBC) standards; building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects is required.

    Language Proficiency

  • List both English and host country languages(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read).

  • English and Luganda level III (Good working knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.

    Job Knowledge

  • The incumbent must know how to install circuits and electrical apparatuses, diagnose electrical problems in circuitry, make repairs that meet or exceed the standards of the IBC, and what constitutes proper preventive

  • Must know how to use diagnostic equipment and be able to analyze readings to determine what and where the electrical problem is located.

  • Must know how to use safety equipment when working near energized equipment and parts. Must know how to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings,
    schematics, manufacturers shop drawings, and performance curve charts and graphs.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of ohms law and how to apply its formulas to circuit analysis.

  • Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical systems, power generator, switchgear, panel boards, lighting and power outlets, equipment, and control wiring.

  • Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized. General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office).

    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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Kampala - Electrician Jobs in Uganda

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