- Announcement Number:
- Dar es Salaam-2022-016
- Hiring Agency:
- Embassy Dar Es Salaam
- Position Title:
- Maintenance Team Lead (HVAC)
- Open Period:
- 02/07/2022 – 02/21/2022Format MM/DD/YYYY
- Vacancy Time Zone:
- LE – 1210 7
- TZS TSh29,568,947
- Work Schedule:
- Full-time – 40 hours per week
- Promotion Potential:
- Promotion Potential Explanation:
- Supervision Exercised: Directly supervises 4 employees (A52643, A52611, A52608 and A52610) in the Facilities Maintenance electrical section.
- Duty Location(s):
- 1 Vacancy in
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
- Telework Eligible:
- For More Info:
- Hiring Path:
- • Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- All Interested Applicants / All Sources
- Security Clearance Required:
- Public Trust – Background Investigation
- Appointment Type
- Appointment Type Details:
- Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
- Marketing Statement:
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
- Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Team Lead (HVAC) in the Facilities Section.
- Supervisory Position:
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
- Travel Required:
- Occasional Travel
Administration Support 35%
Oversees the work of his team to ensure tasks are performed correctly and repair jobs are completed in an effective and timely manner. S/he supervises the work of 6 skilled technicians and labor crew as necessary. S/he evaluates the performance of Technicians and other personnel as assigned. Ensures that all work order requests are attended to and completed in a timely manner. Ensures that all completed work orders are submitted to the Maintenance Supervisor for review and close out.
Plans the tasks required to complete a project or work order, develops a diagram before the execution of work, and identifies the required tools to execute the job. Study work schedules and estimates man-hour requirements for completion of job assignment. Receives the work order requests and instruction from the Maintenance Supervisor and plans/assigns work to subordinates and oversees completion of all tasks.
Job holder is responsible for all aspects of HVAC work including repair, operations, safety inspections of HVAC units and associated equipment. Responsible for all quality assurance of HVAC work done by maintenance staff and of contractors at Embassy locations. May be required to re-engineer HVAC and system designs.
Maintenance Support 40%
The incumbent performs installation, maintenance and repair of all HVAC systems and equipment and related tasks. Interprets and explains diagrams, drawings, manuals, guides and directives of new appliances and equipment for installation as needed. Interpret blueprints, building plans, manufacturers specifications and instructions, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties and escorts all trades on his team to job sites.
Incumbent provides guidance and training to technicians on how to use HVAC instruments, machine tools and equipment for their work. Ensures that safety rules and guidelines are followed when using heavy duty machines. Ensures accountability of tools kept at the shop level by making sure tools issued to his team are utilized properly.
Performs preventive maintenance on the HVAC system and all related components to maintain system operation and reliability within the designed parameters, and to ensure uninterrupted and continuous air supply. 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).
Logistic Support 15%
Incumbent will be required to drive a Government-Owned Vehicle to transport equipment, staff, tools and materials to and from job site and must have valid driver’s license. Performs other duties as assigned. Will need to respond to emergencies over weekends, nights and holidays based on the nature of the work.
The incumbent is also responsible for USG issued tools, clothing, safety equipment or other items issued for their use. USG and trade safety practices will always be observed. Ensures that all job activities and duties are performed in a responsible manner to avoid creation of safety hazards. Ensures that all personnel conform to established safety and health policy and procedures; properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment, as required by the job activity. Should accidents, illness or injuries occur, ensures that the POSHO and other appropriate officials are informed.
Special Projects Support 10%
Special projects may include, but are not limited to: development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of services; oversee construction projects as the technical advisor to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR); oversee rehabilitation of HVAC and associated problems; design scopes of work of special maintenance and repair projects; follow up and support FMS sub-section supervisors with sub-section specific projects; develop SOPs for workplace conduct; and assist in other tasks and projects as assigned.
Note: “This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.”
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of experience in air conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trade is required. One-year prior supervisory experience required.
- Education Requirements:
- Education: Completion of Secondary School (Form IV) and completion of 2 years of vocational training in HVAC trades from a reputable vocational training institute are required.
- Completion of Secondary School (Form IV)
- Completion of 2 years of vocational training in HVAC trades from a reputable vocational training institute are required
- Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.
LANGUAGE: Good working knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required and Good working knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required. This may be tested.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. 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.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
- Agency Benefits:
- Benefits: The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
- Other Information:
- HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
COVID-19 Requirements for Eligible Family Members
As required by Executive Order 14043, Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Temporary Appointment (TEMP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a medical or religious accommodation.
Eligible Family Members who will be employed on a Personal Services Agreement and compensated under the USG pay plan will be required to attest to their vaccination status using the Vaccine Attestation Form. If you are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide this information, you will be required to demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of entry to a Mission facility and comply with enhanced COVID-19 mitigation protocols. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.
COVID-19 Requirements for Local Candidates
Candidates who will be employed on either a Personal Services Agreement or a direct hire appointment and compensated under the Mission’s Local Compensation Plan will be required to follow all Mission COVID-19 policies applicable to Locally Employed Staff. If selected for the position, the agency will provide you additional information regarding these requirements.
How to Apply
- How to Apply:
- To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.
For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
- Required Documents:
- In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma, certificates and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- Certificate of Completion of Secondary School (Form IV)
- Certificate Completion of 2 years of vocational training in HVAC trades from a reputable vocational training institute are required
- Driver’s License (Minimum of five years)
- National ID card – Copy
- Proof of Citizenship
- Other Document
- Other Document 2
- Next Steps:
- What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.
The deadline for submitting the application is 21 February 2022.
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