Job Opportunities : Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician

Temps complet
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LocalisationLocalisation :yaounde-region-centre-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :08/12/2017   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Open to: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position.
The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.

Position:             Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician
Opening Date:        December 07, 2017
Closing Date:        December 21, 2017
Work Hours:                   Full time, 40 hours/week
Salary :                      Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-04
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-AA*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.


All ordinarily resident (or) applicants (see Appendix A for definition) must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of HVAC Technician.  This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Basic Function of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Electrical/Mechanical Supervisor and the work guidance of the HVAC Foreman, the incumbent performs journeyman level AC work including, installation, maintaining and reparation of all air handling equipment, maintaining and repairing all chillers and associated pumping systems.  The jobholder installs, maintains, and repairs all HVAC related items including duct work and air conditioners. He/She works as scheduled in rotation basis as duty technician on 24 hours basis.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

  1. Education: Completion of Elementary school plus four years HVAC study/training (equivalent of CAP) in a technical or vocational school or any accredited institution is required.
  2. Experience: Two years of Journeyman HVAC technician work experience in an international organization or large institution is required.
  3. Language: Level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading French are required. (This will be tested)
  4. Skills and abilities:

Incumbent must be able to:

  • use all tools of the trade such as tubing benders, power tools and welding equipment.
  • read and interpret operation and safety procedures, understand operational drawings and technical publications and use the measuring/testing equipment, including test manifold, vacuum pumps, avometer digital clamp ampere, air speed gauges and air balance instruments, meager, electric leak detectors, etc.
  • work independently
  • perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards.
  • conform to established safety and health policy and procedures.
  • properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the job activity.

He/She must be capable of performing some heavy physical work; must report unsafe or hazardous conditions; and must inform supervisor of all accidents, illnesses and injuries. The jobholder must have a valid driver’s license (category B) and must be capable to drive. (Skills and abilities may be tested.)

  1. Job Knowledge: Incumbent must have full journeyman knowledge of established practices and procedures of the HVAC trade; must have working knowledge of Building Automation and Control Systems; must understand how to install and repair all refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; and must have basic knowledge of Mathematics and other crafts such as masonry and electricity. (Job knowledge may be tested.)

 For Further Information:  Please contact the Human Resources Office at Ext: 4006 if you need a copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

When qualified, 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**

* Important:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
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Where to apply: Human Resources Office P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon E-mail Address: ydeapplicants@state.gov Indicate the position title on the subject line.

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