U.S. Embassy Nairobi Trades Helper Jobs in Kenya

U.S. Embassy Nairobi Trades Helper Jobs in Kenya

Basic Function of the Position:

The incumbent reports directly to the Building Engineer Supervisor. The position holder is employed as a Trades Helper to assist the technicians of the skilled trades in the performance of routine and preventive maintenance, and new installations and demolition work.

The Building Engineer Supervisor will assign the incumbent to any of the skilled trade shops on a daily basis to assist the skilled technicians with maintenance and repair work throughout the Embassy Compound (NEC) office buildings, grounds and residential owned/leased properties.

In addition to assisting the skilled trade technicians, the incumbent may be assigned tasks include material handling, painting, custodial type work, snow removal, common laborer work, and grounds maintenance and gardening work.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • A minimum of two (2) years of maintenance or construction semi-skilled work experience in skilled trades such as mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing), electrical, carpentry, with significant focus on building systems is required.
  • Must have a basic technical understanding of major building mechanical systems and equipment. Must be familiar with construction techniques and workplace safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) – how and when to use it.

    Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required.
  • English level II (Limited knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. ( This may be tested).
  • Kiswahili level III (Good knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be able to use the typical lot of hand tools, small handheld power tools, vacuum cleaners, gardening tools, and ladders
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for class B,C,E
  • Must be able to work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and
    multiple tasks
  • Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 8th September 2019
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents:

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application: Applications without supporting documentation requested will not be considered.
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid Driver’s License for class B, C, E
  • Secondary School certificate

    Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Nairobi Trades Helper Jobs in Kenya

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