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Senior Maintenance Mechanic

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The Sr. Maintenance Mechanic performs skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair to facilities mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, water and waste treatment systems, fire and life support safety equipment and elevators systems. The Sr. Maintenance Mechanic monitors the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials, troubleshoots problems, and makes adjustments, when necessary. The Sr. Maintenance Mechanic also performs preventive maintenance work based on equipment manufactures recommended procedures and the facilities computerized maintenance management system, CMMS.  Maintains accurate records of buildings systems and equipment and ensures there are ample spare parts and materials in stock to keep systems operational. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs skilled mechanical maintenance by inspecting and testing elements of facilities systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions.
  • Monitors the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials.
  • Assures the proper operation of a wide variety of mechanical systems and devices including pumps, motors, and compressors.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to keep facilities systems to prescribed operating standards and/or performance rates.
  • Troubleshoots problems, and makes adjustments and/or performs required repairs using hand tools and precision measuring and testing devices.
  • Provides detailed estimate of repair (and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
  • Repairs existing facilities systems according to work orders or verbal instructions by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used; developing a plan or lay out for the project or following a blueprint, sketch or schematic; assembling, fabricating or building and installing materials, equipment, or fixtures as required by the scope of work.
  • Performs basic plumbing work by repairing existing plumbing and pipe lines, replacing washers in valves, installing plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, and connecting them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting with gaskets, couplings, traps, and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints, and opening clogged drains and stopped-up toilets.
  • Performs basic electrical work by replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, breakers, insulators and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures and equipment, installing new conduit, wiring, and electrical machinery, inspecting and testing electrical lighting, power circuits, and equipment, and maintains and repairs existing electrical wiring, equipment, and installations, and providing an estimate of repair (and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
  • Serves as a principal advisor to OBO/FAC and oversees the planning, organizing, coordinating of activities, resources, equipment and information for large single and/or multiple projects.  

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • BAS Technician - The BAS Technician shall be qualified and certified with the BAS System(s) at the BEC. The BAS Technician must have a minimum of five (5) Years’ in the experience of Operation & Maintenance of building automation systems including the computer and microprocessor controlled components that make up the systems. Five (5) years of which must have been spent in direct operations and maintenance of BAS and three  (3)  years  of  which  must  have  been  in  a  large,  modern  commercial  or  U.S. Government facility, domestic or overseas. BAS personnel will operate and maintain the BAS and the Power Monitoring System (PMS) in accordance with the manufactures recommendations and in accordance with the installation and operating parameters within the facilities. The BAS Technician shall possess a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Master Level Electrician - A person who possesses the necessary ability, proficiency and qualifications to execute, install, plan, lay out, supervise and direct the details for installation and supervise the work of installing, repairing and maintaining specific materials and equipment utilizing a working knowledge sufficient to comply with the pertinent provisions of the applicable safety and building codes, any code supplements, maintenance and acceptance testing criteria and standards, manufacturer requirements and executed in accordance with the contract/statement of work, plans and specifications.
  • Elevators – A journeymen elevator mechanic must provide proof of completing an accredited elevator apprentice program for the purpose of maintenance and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, accessibility lifts, and material lifts as defined in ASME 17.1 Safety Standard for Elevators and Escalators. He/she shall demonstrate mastery of the as installed equipment and provide documented proof of factory training by the OEM.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license to operate Mission vehicles.
  • Must have good working knowledge to identify and mitigate safety hazards and capable to ensure Facilities comply with local environmental, U.S. OSHA and local safety standards.
  • Mastery of project management concepts, methods, and best practices to provide expert guidance to Facilities Maintenance in meeting short and long term operational requirements and in developing plans that optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness in the assigned maintenance management and support area.  
  • Mastery of the full range of principles, concepts, methods, and practices in maintenance management required to oversee the planning and execution of operations and to ensure coordination with other related activities.
  • Knowledge of regulations governing the acquisition of equipment, personnel, and supplies required to support Embassy operations.  Ability to manage critical, time sensitive projects that require extensive coordination across program and organizational lines within the Mission, the Department, and with other USG agencies and non-governmental and private organizations; and the efficient management of assigned resources including government and contractor staff needed. 
  • Ability to take decisive action and speak with authority on behalf of management in obtaining consensus on operational requirements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning, operations, and management initiatives in the assigned program area. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning and project management initiatives in the assigned program area.  Ability to provide leadership and work effectively, cooperatively, and harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary team environment under considerable stress and tight deadlines, and with minimal supervision in meeting demands associated with a high profile, results-driven activity.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee operations, provide advice and guidance, reconcile conflicting viewpoints, negotiate agreements with various stakeholders, resolve complex and often controversial technical and management issues, and represent Facilities in a variety of forums.
  • Minimum year’s relevant experience.
  • Level One – 5 to 7 years,
  • Level Two – 8 to 12 Years.

CLEARANCE LEVEL:  TS

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

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