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HVAC Technician

U. S . Embassy Nairobi Nairobi


Announcement Number: Nairobi-2022-039

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi

Position Title: HVAC Technician - All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 05/05/2022 - 05/19/2022

The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of HVAC Technician in Facilities Maintenance.


The incumbent reports directly to the Building Engineer Supervisor.  The position holder is employed as a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician to accomplish skilled maintenance and repair work at the journeyman HVAC technician level, to International Building Code (IBC) standards, throughout all facilities on the New Embassy Compound/New Consulate Compound (NEC/NCC) to include office buildings, out buildings, ancillary structures, and residential owned/leased properties.


Completion of secondary school required. 

Successful completion of vocational training from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level technicians with specialization in the HVAC field is required. 

The Incumbent will have completed a course of study covering the principles of HVAC, system design, system maintenance and troubleshooting, the various types of Freon and their uses, building pressurization, indoor air quality, and other specialized applications is required.

English level II (limited knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. (This may be tested). Level II I(Good working knowledge) in Kiswahili is required.

More Details on Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of journey-level experience in the installation, operations, repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial HVAC/mechanical refrigeration systems and a minimum of three (3) years work experience operating, maintaining, or repairing 100-ton chillers or larger, and large air-handling units is required. 

Work experience must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility working on complex sophisticated equipment and components, including operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting. 


The incumbent must have superior knowledge, exceptional technical skills, and a thorough understanding of HVAC systems with an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics and how they apply to HVAC theories and principles. 

Must be well-versed in HVAC controls including motor starters, thermostats, humidistats, variable frequency drive (VFD) motors and controllers, motorized and gravity dampers, and building automation systems and sensors. 

Must have a thorough understanding of U.S. or IBC standards, mechanical / ASHRAE standards, indoor air quality standards, building pressurization, ductwork sizing and air flow principles, and fire and life safety codes. 

More Details on Skills

The incumbent will have superior skills and abilities in the following areas: troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing HVAC systems and components; taking and interpreting equipment readings with various meters to determine system performance; skilled using all sorts of hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools typical of the HVAC trade to install, remove, update, and/or determine appropriate repairs to any component of a HVAC system including control sensors, controllers, motors and dampers.  

The incumbent must be computer literate with good skills using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) software; able to apply basic math and algebra skills when sizing equipment; able to read and interpret construction and as-built drawings, and manufacturers technical literature; able to research the internet to find replacement parts for systems and equipment; and, knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and industry best practices to correct/resolve HVAC issues quickly.

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. 

Terms And Conditions

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 applications to be submitted through the link before 19th May 2022  //