Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Windhoek
Position Title:
Maintenance Mechanic (General Maintenance Mechanic)
Open Period:
07/08/2021 - 07/23/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1210 5
NAD N$180,177 - NAD N$180,177
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Windhoek, WA
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• Permanent • Full-Time (40 hours per week)
Marketing Statement:


Position is located in the Facilities Maintenance Office.  Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent’s primary duties are the maintenance and repair of various facility systems and trades, including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and painting activities located in the Chancery building, residential housing, and other operational buildings, both U.S. Government-Owned and leased.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


General Maintenance and Repair: 

The major function of this position is to perform maintenance mechanic tasks in all aspects of the maintenance operations on the grounds and at Government owned and leased properties. The incumbent will perform all technical aspects of the position with a significant level of independence. The incumbent is responsible for all general maintenance work orders. This includes semi-skilled maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs, of all aspects of maintenance operations in U.S. Government owned and leased facilities. The incumbent will perform the following duties including but not limited to: general painting, plumbing, carpentry, lighting, general labor, preventative maintenance on building systems, and other trades as needed. Provides quality technical support for work being performed on USG office equipment by outside contractors. May also work on sliding gates, pop-up barriers and hydraulic systems. Responsible for completing unscheduled, preventive, predictive and emergency maintenance work orders. Ensures that all assigned maintenance tasks are accomplished promptly and professionally with manufacturer’s preventive maintenance, common trade repair guidelines and replacement requirements. Performs work area cleanup and secures work areas to meet safety and security requirements upon completion of all duties. Troubleshoots and repairs appliances, power tools, and other mechanical and electrical items as directed. Escorts, supports and monitors TDY personnel, contracted personnel and technical advisors such as trainers on the full range of mechanical trades equipment and systems such as chilled and hot water air conditioning equipment, appliances, generators, elevators, kitchen equipment, irrigation equipment, fire suppression equipment, potable water and sanitary systems, pop-up barriers, drop arms, sliding gates, and all other mechanical equipment. May direct one or more semi-skilled helpers and/or laborers.

Administration and Procurement: Develops required spare parts and components inventory as well as maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
Responsible for procurement options including transactions with vendors on Blanket Purchase Orders and petty cash in coordination with the Facilities Maintenance Assistant, Procurement Unit and Financial Management Office. Responsible for providing detailed specifications and procurement requests meeting U.S. government procurement regulations for required equipment, tools, and support services.

Keeps Maintenance Supervisor well informed on the status of all work orders that have been completed and accurate descriptions of work performed, and materials used.

Emergency and Back-up Services: Back up duties include after-hours maintenance duty program. This is a shared and rotated responsibility between all Supervisors and Technicians. This is for emergencies among American personnel during afterhours regarding their residences and Government Owned properties. Emergencies include but not limited to: Fire, electrical outage, certain plumbing related issues, and the smell of gas. Technician must be able to resolve emergency and not become overwhelmed. Resolution of problems will first be by talking the customer through to diagnose the severity of the problem and a possible solution. If mechanic is unable to diagnose or talk the customer through the emergency, he will need to go out to the residence to diagnose and repair on his own. To include escorting of contractors in non-CAA spaces and residences. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in building operations and maintenance and associated equipment in a large commercial building and with residential building systems operations and maintenance is required.

Education Requirements:

Completion of Secondary School is required. N3 National Certificate in Mechanical, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing or Building & Civil field (3 years with an additional 1 years of practical work) is required.



English Level III (fluency, reading/speaking/writing) is required. This may be tested. 


Thorough knowledge of commercial and residential facility operations and maintenance and building codes. Must have knowledge of standard maintenance practices, procedures and safety precautions.

Skills and abilities
Must be able to work unsupervised. Ability to read schematics (construction and equipment manuals) troubleshooting by plan, installation of lighting and wiring circuits, capable of performing low voltage electrical system maintenance and repairs. Working knowledge of other trades, such as plumbing and carpentry. Valid class B Namibian driver’s license. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to lift 25Kg.

Benefits and Other Info

The U.S. Embassy Namibia offers a competitive salary package, pension fund -, medical fund - and social security membership.
Agency Benefits:
Fast paced working environment related to international development.
Other Information:

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
 The full position description and application form are available on the U.S. Embassy website at:   All applications must be submitted through ERA to be considered.  Log onto the ERA system to register as an Applicant, and follow the instructions to submit your application and upload your required documents.
Required Documents:

Proof driver's license, qualifications, citizenship and complete curriculum vitae.

Next Steps:

Only shortlised candidates will be contacted via email.