Foreman Vacancy at US Embassy Jobs in Dar es Salaam Tanzania August 2012
Closing Date of The Position: August 21, 2012
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Maintenance Foreman (Power Generation) in the Facility maintenance section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Provides guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of extremely skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in residential generator repairs, automatic transfer installations and repairs and automatic voltage regulator installation and repairs. Plans and schedules Preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Supervises and plans generator installation, power generation work, fuel tank installations, automatic transfer switch installation and repairs, with the Embassy and Mission residences.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides work guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of extremely skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in residential generator repairs, automatic transfer installations and repairs and automatic voltage regulator installation and repairs. Plans and schedules Preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance and all. Supervises and plans generator installation , power generation work, fuel tank installations, automatic transfer switch installation and repairs, with the Embassy and Mission residences. Provides guidance and works with a multi trade workforce of skilled and semi skilled employees engaged in mainly power generation or power regulation related residential maintenance and minor construction projects. Responsible and accountable for total Quality Control on all work performed by workers assigned to this position. Responsible for the residential generator electricians, residential generator mechanical, occasionally residential masons and residential electricians for assistance. Responsibilities include identification to include at times by lower level employees of required spare parts, replacement parts, new equipment installation and Scheduled Preventive and Corrective Maintenance on all 104 residences, plus main compound generators. Must be able to professionally and expertly supervise and troubleshoot automatic transfer switches installations repairs, electrical control panel repairs and or installations, automatic voltage regulation installation and repairs and generator installations and repairs.
Delegate’s accountability down to lower level employees by making sure that repairs are undertaken correctly, effectively and in a very timely manner. Some of this will require daily field inspections of each worker’s performance. Estimates materials months and weeks in advance of make ready season and submits Purchase requests to help augment materials on hand to facilitate speedy and seamless work flow. Ensures work orders are retuned back to Work Order Clerks in a very timely manner. Ensures all work orders have the correct materials listed and hours are accurately reported and section related work orders are retuned within 3 days of completion dates. Incumbent performs skilled hands on training tasks and explains any blueprints available for the job. Assists and helps develop realistic OBO Approved Preventive Maintenance plans, and schedules.
Provides on-the-job training in trade skills and shop practice and is responsible for all first level functions including efficient use of equipment and material. Oversight make ready projects and provide defined results as well as contractors.
Maintains absolute current records and prepares reports on various aspects of maintenance and repair operations. Reviews work orders and estimates manpower requirements and ascertains materials are available in advance of committing work force to the job tasks.
Maintains Maintenance records and accountability for all labor, supplies and tools used on site.
Inspects and abides by all SHEM policies for safety. Conducts all Safety Training and meetings per SHEM polices. Inspects the work for quality control and corrects all issues for both Embassy workers and contractors. Directs maintenance tradesman in everyday work details and assignments. Fills in as Maintenance Duty Officer after hours and on weekends. Is on 24 hour call out 365 a year unless otherwise pre planned leave time.
Other duties as directed by FSN Assistant Facility Manager and/or American FM.
– Ensures that all supervised job activities and duties are performed in a responsible manner to avoid the creation of safety or health hazards; ensures that all subordinate personnel conform to established safety and health policy and procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment. Should accidents, illnesses or injuries occur, ensures that the POSHO, safety designated or other appropriate official is informed and that required immediate medical attention is delivered.
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education: Completion of secondary school (Form VI) is required. Vocational training from apprenticeship program or technical school is required.
Prior experience: Three years of experience as journeyman Generator mechanic or Generator Electrician. Generator maintenance, inspection and repair experience is required.
Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English and Kiswahili (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
Knowledge: Must be fully qualified in one building trade as journeyman, must have working knowledge in all other Embassy related trades; must have excellent working knowledge of written English. Has to be able to read and decipher blue prints, schematics, diagrams, wiring diagrams and repair manuals.
Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of an exposure to carpentry, electrical, plumbing and refrigeration trades. Must have a class B & D driver’s license and be able to drive a vehicle both standard and automatic. Must have basic computer skills.
When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or
A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for Work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam