US Embassy advert for Maintenance Mechanic


Publié le mardi 15 mai 2018

US Embassy advert for Maintenance Mechanic

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Mechanic in the Facility Maintenance Section.

Opening Date : May 09, 2018
Closing Date : May 23, 2018

Open to : all interested candidates/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 6,763,923 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-05)



Under the general supervision of the Residential Maintenance Supervisor, as directed by the Facility Manager, the incumbent performs maintenance and repair work at the journeyman level, ensuring all work is done in compliance with SHEM regulations. The incumbent installs, maintains, and repairs pumps, water filters, appliances, fire extinguishers, team power tools, smoke & CO detectors, and safety signage.


1. EDUCATION : Completion of secondary school through 10th grade plus trade school training in the field of construction i.e. : plumbing, electrical, AC mechanics is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : Five years hands-on working experience at the journeyman level in construction, maintenance, or repair is required.

3. LANGUAGE : Level III English and Level III French. This will be tested.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Must be highly skilled in the proper use and selection of materials, tools, and all equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of residential equipment. Must be able to read and understand drawings. Must possess basic understanding of the functioning of electric motors, pumps, pressure systems, water systems, and electrical systems, as found in residential facilities. Must be capable of performing some heavy physical work.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of electricity, construction & maintenance procedures, and building materials, Must understand and abide by local laws and safety procedures in work related areas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at
HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered :
A) - Required forms : Interested applicants for this position must submit the following, or the application will not be considered :
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), completed in English which is available on the Embassy Web site and at S/C.A.C west side entrance of the Embassy)
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae in English that provides the same information as a DS-174 ; plus
3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

B) - Required documentation/attachments : 1). photocopies of attestations/certificates of work, or service, trainings ; essays. 2). photocopies of diplomas, degrees, awards earned that address the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

Note :
- Applicants should retain original copies of all documentation which accompanies their applications for their records.
- All applications must be submitted in English.
- Applications that are not completed in English will not be considered
- All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou
Attn : Human Resources Office
Application for MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, VA# 12/2018- FSN 05
01 B.P. 35 Ouagadougou 01, Secteur 15, Ouaga 2000
Avenue Sembene Ousmane, Rue 15.873
E-mail :
Phone : (226) 25-49-54-99
Burkina Faso

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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