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Mechanic (Security Systems) /OBO RST/ – Embassy of United States of America

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Embassy of United States of America is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Title:  

Mechanic (Security Systems) /OBO RST/

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $12,764 

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Mechanic (Security Systems) /OBO RST/


  • The incumbent is responsible for the following; conducting a survey, inspection, routine and preventive maintenance, hardware repair and replacement, emergency repair of Forced Entry (FE) and Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistant (FE/BR) products (doors, windows, glazing units, louvers, and vault doors).
  • Reviews and analyzes the associated Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) door hardware systems deployed by Overseas Building Operations (OBO) and Diplomatic Security (DS) at U.S. Diplomatic missions, and OBO owned and/or leased facilities to include Consular Agencies in a designated region of responsibility.
  • Studies and makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of the Physical Security Systems at U.S. Diplomatic Missions in Engineering Services Office (ESO) Addis Ababa and the other Posts the incumbent is responsible for.

Job Requirement:                       



  •  Completion of high school in addition to two (2) years of apprenticeship and/or an advanced equivalent local level of occupational training as a technician, electrician, or mechanic is required.


  • At least three (3) years of hands-on field experience in major repairs and installation of electrical/electronics, pneumatic, hydraulic, and heavy-duty mechanical equipment and reading and interpreting architectural and engineering design drawings is required.


  • Must have a minimum of an Auto/2nd-grade driver’s license. Must have had a valid driver’s license for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Ability to use MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Adobe Acrobat software, and Internet search engines.
  • Must be able to read blueprints and schematic diagrams of electrical and mechanical drawings, adjust, and repairs. Must be able to apply knowledge of the above in the installation and M&R to FE/BR door and window systems.
  • Ability to use mechanical and electronic test equipment.
  • Ability to present a friendly, helpful, patient, and caring impression to customers.
  • Ability to talk and relate to U.S. and local personnel from a variety of backgrounds and Mission Offices.
  • Ability to be firm but tactful when explaining policy or limitations on resources.
  • Ability to use special lifting equipment and/or coordinate unskilled laborers. The nature of work may require working from a ladder, in crawl spaces, above-ceiling areas and other non-office areas of a building structure.
  • Ability to deal with upset or difficult clients while keeping their own temper/composure.
  • Ability to assure upset/angry clients that their concerns will be addressed while not promising actions/results that are inconsistent with Mission practices.
  • Ability to employ a problem-solving approach to difficult issues rather than assigning blame.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity in difficult situations.
  • Must be available for frequent travel up to 75% of the year. The position may travel alone or as part of a regional security team.

                                                How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Deadline: 6, February, 2023.

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