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Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

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Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic (Generator (NEC)About

Announcement Number: Dar es Salaam-2022-011

Hiring Agency: Embassy Dar Es Salaam

Open Period: 03/14/2022 – 03/28/2022


Series/Grade: LE – 1210 6

Salary: TZS TSh24,989,567

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential:LE-6

Duty Location(s):1 Vacancy inDar Es Salaam, TZ


Hiring Path:

• Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Mechanic (Generator (NEC)) in the Facility Management Section.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Occasional Travel


The incumbent specializes in the operations, maintenance, and repair of prime and stand-by power diesel generators.

Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

Operations & Maintenance Support 85%

The Generator Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for all combustion engine power generation equipment, whether prime power or stand-by power. Will perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to keep equipment operating at peak efficiency.  Will use various key performance indicators (KPIs) such as oil analysis, fuel testing and analysis; noise, vibration and temperature monitoring, fuel consumption, and exhaust monitoring to determine performance level and service needs.  Will also use reliability centered maintenance (RCM) techniques to ensure equipment reliability.   Will ensure all work is documented in the CMMS.

Inspects, tests, evaluates, calibrates and updates generator systems to improve reliability and to assure dependability and safety and compliance. Will test all generators under load each month to assure they are ready for emergency conditions that might arise.  Orders fuel, spare parts, and expendable supplies needed for generator operations and maintenance.

Coordinates through FAC management and senior staff with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for major overhauls or generator replacement. Works with local vendor/contractors that service equipment including oil changes and top end overhauls, and/or repairs that exceed the incumbent’s capabilities.

Responds to 24-hour emergency calls to repair prime and back-up power generator systems during off-duty hours.

Assists in planning and scheduling of generator service and major overhauls.

Works closely with the Electrical Engineer and Electrical Technician to assess critical loads requiring backup emergency power, and to assure that the generator is not overloaded.

Monitors the work and services provided by local vendors and contractors ensuring work is performed according to the generator manufacturer’s standards, completed in a timely manner, that the correct materials are utilized, and to ensure that procedures meet OBOs requirements.

Will maintain costs, inspections, and maintenance records on all generators, documenting maintenance work, servicing, engine exercising, and component replacement.  Will log KPIs so trends can be established in order to predict major servicing or overhauls.  Equipment logs will be presented to the Supervisory Building Engineer every month so s/he can review equipment performance.

Prepares detailed and concise written reports in English for the Supervisory Building Engineer, the Senior Facility Manager, and upper level management personnel.

The incumbent provides emergency service coverage for malfunctioning emergency generators and associated equipment as required 24 hours per day; seven days per week (24/7) operation. Will exercise generators under load every month, and order and maintain a 30-day supply of fuel at all times; keep an adequate supply of expendable supplies such as filters, oil, belts, etc. on hand to carry out scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

Logistic Support 15%

Support post activities including relocations, emergency actions, escorting and monitoring contractors on site. May act as Government Technical Monitor for Generator contracts valued up to $100,000. Individual may be required to assist other Facility Management Locally Employed (LE) Staff and assist other shops that are part of the maintenance team as directed by the Building Engineer Supervisor or the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager. Government Technical Monitor (GTM) on Post-managed projects, and/or vendor/contractor escort.

Collateral duties include keeping the generator room clean and free of hazards; keeping a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hearing and eye protections on hand at all times. Other assignments will be at the discretion of the Supervisory Building Engineer, or the Senior Facility Manager.

Note: Incumbent serves as an incidental operator of official vehicles and meets all requirements outlined in 14 FAM 433.

**Note:  This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Experience: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of prime or standby power generators for large commercial properties such as high-rise office buildings, a hospital or college campus, or for the local utility company is required. One year of which should be in the operations, maintenance, and repair of 1000 KVA or larger generators.

Education Requirements:

Education: Completion of secondary school is required. Completion of training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing power generation diesel engine mechanics is required.


Language: Limited knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in English is required and Good working knowledge (reading, speaking, and writing) in Kiswahili is required. “This may be tested”

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: A valid driver’s license is required

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Benefits:  The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.

The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

Job Opportunity at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam – Maintenance Mechanic (Generator)

All Applicants:

Completion of secondary school is required- certificate

Completion of training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing power generation diesel engine mechanics is required – Certificate

Driver’s License

National ID copy

Proof of Citizenship

Other Documents

Next Steps:

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

The deadline for submitting the application is 28 March 2022.



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