The U. S. Embassy in Yaoundé is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Appliance Repair Technician (FSN-05 / FP-09). The closing date for this position is December 27, 2021. This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Note: all “NOT ordinarily resident” applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent carries out technical repairs of all electrical household appliances and office machines, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, gas and electric ranges, distillers, shredders, and other large appliances. He/She undertakes other duties as directed by the Facilities Manager. The complete list of duties and responsibilities of the position is available at: https://cm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Education: CAP or Ordinary level in electricity or electronics from a technical or vocational school or any accredited institution is required. Experience: At least two years of journeyman work experience as an electrical repairman (or relevant experience) in a large institution or international organization is required. Language: Level III (good working knowledge) speaking/reading/writing English and Level II (limited knowledge) speaking/reading French are required. (This will be tested.) Skills/Abilities: The incumbent should be able to read and understand electrical circuit diagrams and schematic drawings and to work with multi-meters independently with minimum supervision; able to use computer software applications with emphasis on WORD and EXCEL for reports and records keeping; able to cross train with other electrical/mechanical trades. He/She must possess numerical skills for inventory and accountability of appliances; good customer service skills; and driving skills (category B driver’s license). (This will be tested.) Job Knowledge: The applicant must be knowledgeable on the following: All phases of appliances and office machines repair; electrical safety installation procedures; Capacity, made, sources of replacement parts, etc. of different appliances; Local electrical codes and use of standard electrical tools and equipment; How to connect water or gas lines and how to check for leaks once the appliances are installed; How to dismantle and reassemble appliances to make their diagnosis.
To view the Vacancy Announcement and apply directly, please visit: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/cmr/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms
For information on ERA and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://cm.usembassy.gov/new-electronic-application-management-system/
Paper or e-mailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates must carefully read the main duties of the position and meet all
qualification requirements. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.