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Mechanical Engineer

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (21 days ago)

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EXPERIENCE:  

Must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a project engineer / engineer at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates and utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses.  The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.  In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one year experience in management and supervisory..   

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

Must know mechanical theory including the laws of thermodynamics, how to size mechanical equipment including air-conditioners, fan coil units, boilers, air handling units, pumps, water and hydronic piping systems, heat exchangers, and other associated mechanical equipment.  Must know basic electrical theory, especially ohms law, in order to troubleshoot problems with mechanical system controls.  Must know how to diagnose the root cause of a mechanical problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate the repairs.  Must know how to work safely on mechanical equipment and components including the use of lock out / tag out safety measure.   Must have knowledge of local mechanical companies, contractors and supply stores that can provide material and/or service support for mechanical systems within his/her area of responsibility.  Must have detailed technical knowledge of the all mechanical systems within his/her area of responsibility.

Education Requirements:

The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, or simliar engineering degree that is close in degree course requirements, from an accredited university program is required.  To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or an equivalent host-country engineering board, as a professional engineering curriculum.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 

Level IV English (Fluent, Writing/Reading/Speaking) is required. (This may be tested) and Level IV Swahili (Fluent, Writing/ Reading/ Speaking) is required.


Responsibilities

EXPERIENCE:  

Must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a project engineer / engineer at a manufacturing plant, major resort, hospital, office complex or a large university/school system managing a preventative maintenance program that incorporates and utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requests and their related expenses.  The incumbents work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility throughout their career, including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.  In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of one year experience in management and supervisory..   

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

Must know mechanical theory including the laws of thermodynamics, how to size mechanical equipment including air-conditioners, fan coil units, boilers, air handling units, pumps, water and hydronic piping systems, heat exchangers, and other associated mechanical equipment.  Must know basic electrical theory, especially ohms law, in order to troubleshoot problems with mechanical system controls.  Must know how to diagnose the root cause of a mechanical problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate the repairs.  Must know how to work safely on mechanical equipment and components including the use of lock out / tag out safety measure.   Must have knowledge of local mechanical companies, contractors and supply stores that can provide material and/or service support for mechanical systems within his/her area of responsibility.  Must have detailed technical knowledge of the all mechanical systems within his/her area of responsibility.

Education Requirements:

The completion of a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Mechanical Engineering, or simliar engineering degree that is close in degree course requirements, from an accredited university program is required.  To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or an equivalent host-country engineering board, as a professional engineering curriculum.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: 

Level IV English (Fluent, Writing/Reading/Speaking) is required. (This may be tested) and Level IV Swahili (Fluent, Writing/ Reading/ Speaking) is required.


Under the supervision of the Deputy Facility Manager (Functional), the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for maintaining all of the components of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) Mechanical Systems including the Building Automation System, Chiller Plant, Air Handling Units, Variable Air Volume (VAV) System, the Potable Water treatment plant and distribution system, Sanitary Sewage and storm water management systems, the irrigation system, the swimming pool equipment, and the Oil Water Separator Systems.  Responsibilities include supervision of the posts maintenance staff that maintains all mechanical equipment and systems throughout the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC) office, residential and ancillary buildings, and the grounds.


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