Maintenance Mechanic – Generator | Kampala-2023-003 | 01.31.2023

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:       Kampala-2023-003
Position Title:                         Maintenance Mechanic – Generator
Opening Period:                   01/19/2023 – 01/31/2023
Series/Grade:                         FSN 06/FP-8
Salary:                                     UGX 44,197,171/=
For More Info:                        KampalaHR@state.gov
Who May Apply:                     All Interested Applicants / All Sources (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required:      Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment:                 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.
https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Mechanic – Generator.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Duties: The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor.  The incumbent is employed as the Maintenance Mechanic – Generator to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work on prime and stand-by emergency generators for the Chancery/GSO Warehouse compounds) and residential owned/leased properties.  Responds to scheduled, unscheduled and preventive maintenance work orders generated by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing power generation diesel engine mechanics is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of prime or standby power generators for large commercial properties such as high-rise office buildings, a hospital or college campus, or for the local utility company is required.  One year of which should be in the operations, maintenance, and repair of 1000 KVA or larger generators.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the internal working of a combustion engine, torque values at various RPMs, and methods and standards for routine maintenance on combustion engines is required.  Must have a very good technical understanding on how diesel engines are sized for generators in order to obtain optimum performance from both pieces of the packaged unit.  Must know how to adjust valves, change filters and belts, adjust speed to achieve hertz levels (50 or 60 Hz), and make minor repairs.  Must know how to research information on the internet in order to get up to date information from the generator manufacturer.   Knowledge of fire and life safety codes and standards is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: English level III (Limited Knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required in order to understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must have the skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing diesel engines, large, packaged generator and alternator units; testing electrical components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand, power, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.

Lifting and carrying tools, equipment, or parts, maximum weight 25 kilos. Additional skills include installation of emergency standby generator systems; installation of plumbing lines required for the transmission and distribution of diesel fuel; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.

Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.

Must have good computer skills, and able to write e-mails and research information on the Internet.  A valid driver’s license of class B, CM, DL is required.    Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.

Must be organized, with a keen aptitude to work independently, impeccable integrity, strong initiative, and good judgment and to maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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.

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:

(1)        AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2)        AEFM / USEFM
(3)        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: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

 How to Apply: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma 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.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • A Level certificates
  • Vocational training certificates producing power generation diesel engine mechanics
  • Must have a valid driving license of class B, CM, DL
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

 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 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 Uganda.