U.S. Consulate General, Karachi
Electrical Technician (Power Distribution)
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Posted date 26th June, 2024 Last date to apply 10th July, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi
Category Installation, Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
Salary USD $5,545 /Per Year
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 3 years Maximum Age 64 years
Status Closed

U.S. Mission Pakistan is seeking applications from qualified individuals for Electrical Technician (Power Distribution) position in U.S. Consulate General, Karachi.

Basic Function of the Position – The incumbent reports directly to the Electrical Power Distribution Supervisor in the Facility Management Office. The position holder is employed as an Electrical Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman electrician level, to International Building Code (IBC) standards, throughout all facilities on the New Consulate Compound (NCC) to include office buildings, grounds, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.

Qualification Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three (3) years of journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, grounding, and control circuitry is required. This experience must also include two (2) years’ work experience on similar sized equipment configurations and systems with an increased level of complex work requirements. Use and implementation of International Building Code (IBC) standards, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire and life safety codes in the execution of projects is also required.

EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school certificate (10 years of education) is required and/or completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the electrical field is required. The incumbent should have completed courses of study covering the principles of AC and DC circuitry, power distribution, control wiring, circuit ampacity and safe wiring practices for office and residential buildings, use of diagnostic equipment and electrical meters, and commercial wiring standards including power generation and distribution.

Job Knowledge: The incumbent must know how to install circuits and electrical apparatuses, diagnose electrical problems in circuitry, make repairs that meet or exceed the standards of the IBC, and what constitutes proper preventive maintenance. Must know how to use diagnostic equipment and be able to analyze readings to determine what and where the electrical problem is located. The incumbent should be able to use safety equipment when working near energized equipment and parts. Must know how to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings, schematics, manufacturers shop drawings, and performance curve charts and graphs. Should have a thorough knowledge of ohms law and how to apply its formulas to circuit analysis. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical systems, switchgear, lighting and power outlets, equipment, and control wiring. Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature is required and highly emphasized. General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office).

LANGUAGE: Level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking in English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking in Urdu are required. English language skills may be tested.

Skills And Abilities: The incumbent should have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: diagnosing and repairing electrical power generating and distribution systems, lighting and power branch circuit systems and components, and taking equipment readings with various meters. Must be skilled and comfortable using hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot and repair building electrical systems, and work with the mechanical technicians when repairs or replacement of control circuits, wiring, and associated devices needs to be performed. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications, and related materials in English. Must have an analytical mind to take cause and affect problems and diagnose the root cause creating the deficiency in the operating system or equipment. 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, the supervising engineer, the Facility Manager (FM), and upper management providing pertinent information and technical jargon and translating it into laymen terminology. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized. Skills and abilities may be tested.

All applications must be submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) to be considered. To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in Pakistan and to apply online, please visit this page Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) . For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (https://pk.usembassy.gov/jobs).

Required Documents:

All applicants must upload/attach below supporting documents. Application without required documents will not be considered.

  • Educational Documents: Include academic certificates (Matric, Intermediate & Bachelors, or University degree certificate)/transcript/diploma/Vocational training certificates/detailed mark sheet/school leaving certificate and/or any other related document.
  • Experience Documents: Include professional and job-related experience certificates/letters of all previous and current work experiences or any other proof (e.g., last drawn salary slip/appointment letter etc.) of current employment.
  • Driver's License: Driving licenses (new & old (if any)).

 

  • Interested applicants with foreign education are required to provide an equivalency certificate from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan at the time of application.

U.S. Mission Pakistan will not bear any travel expenses for testing, interviews, pre-employment clearances (if selected) or relocation for joining.

To apply for this position, click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (https://pk.usembassy.gov/jobs/).

 

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