EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Vacancy Announcement : Bujumbura-2021-05
Open To : Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies
Position : BAS Engineer Technician
Series/Grade : Resident (OR) : FSN- 7
Opening Date : January 26, 2021
Closing Date : February 10, 2021at 16:00
Work Hours : Work schedule : 40 hours/week
Note : Closing time for submission of physical applications is 16:00 (Monday through Thursday) and 11:00 on Friday.
BASIC FUNCTIONS :
The Building Automated Systems Engineering Technician (BASET) will report directly to the Building Engineer and be responsible for the operation and maintenance, which may include a Reliability Centered Maintenance program (RCM), of computer and microprocessor-controlled systems located throughout the U.S. Embassy Compound. The BASET will perform maintenance and troubleshooting actions on computer/microprocessor controls for the following systems : air conditioning and ventilation equipment, variable frequency controls equipment, generators, switchboard equipment, fuel distribution, fuel dispensing, potable water treatment, domestic water pumping, water distribution, waste water treatment, fire suppression, fire alarms, site perimeter gates and actuators, elevators, automatic queuing systems, kitchen equipment, associated digital and analogue sensor’s, fiber optics, signal cabling and digital transmission associated with automated building systems. The BASET may also be called on to support maintenance of electronically controlled locking and surveillance systems. Specialized knowledge of general mechanical and electrical systems is required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
EDUCATION :The position requires a university or technical degree in computerized systems control and sensor technology or related engineering field. Satisfactory completion of technical training courses and on-line coursework indicating proficiency in building systems control, sensor technology, and maintenance of digital systems and equipment may be substituted for formal training if competency can be demonstrated. Completion of vendor/software developer education in the types of systems installed at Post is a plus. Competency Test to determine skill level may be required.
EXPERIENCE:Minimum of five (5) years field experience in the operation and maintenance of building computer and microprocessor control systems. The experience may have been gained as a result of performing general maintenance on computer-controlled systems and equipment, however at least two (2) years must have been spent in direct maintenance of BAS specific components in a similar environment yielding a minimum of three (3) years of experience with large, modern, commercial or Government office building in operations and maintenance. Experience working with U.S. building, trade, construction, fire, and safety codes and standards are highly desirable.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:The incumbent shall possess job knowledge to include specialized computer literacy, strong math and the ability to use measurement tools. Must have an expert working knowledge of automated building mechanical and electrical control systems (system structure and design), direct digital control technology, devices and sequence of controls. Must have a thorough knowledge of programming set-points for a wide variety of computer and microprocessor-controlled building equipment, be able to troubleshoot, calibrate and replace sensors, signal cabling, and sensors of HVAC equipment. An advanced knowledge of building systems and operations, mechanical principles and theories. Knowledge of normal, standby, and emergency modes of building systems is required. The successful candidate must be capable of rapidly assimilating vendor equipment programming guides and effectively applying this information to systems and equipment installed within the Embassy/Consulate facilities. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point etc) and other computer programs like AutoCAD.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES : The candidate shall have the skills and abilities in the following areas : testing mechanical components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate system errors. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English. Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs ; work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments ; communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors, and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information. A driver’s license is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized.
Competency Testing may be required and will test the following skills and abilities :
Basic mechanical and electrical systems understanding.
Troubleshooting, upgrade, maintenance and repair of computers and microprocessors.
Programming set-points for computer and microprocessor-controlled systems.
Maintenance, calibration, repair, and replacement of sensors.
Computerized controls for building automation and control of chillers and power generators.
Maintenance and operation of test sets and monitoring equipment.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION :Interested applicants for this position must submit the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provide additional information. The application form is available at https://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.