Mechanical Technician (HVAC)

U.S Embassy London
London (Greater)
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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Position Title:
Mechanical Technician (HVAC)

London-(Apply online only)

Closing Date:
1st October 2020

Work Hours:
Full time, 40 hours per week

£43,964 per annum

The Mechanical Technician (HVAC) maintains all building systems within the New London Embassy (NLE), Global Maintenance Management System (GMMS) planned maintenance, unscheduled Work Orders (WOs), all outside maintenance to Government Owned/Long Term Lease (GO/LTL) properties, and when called upon, Short Term Leases (STLs).

EXPERIENCE: Must have served a supervised apprenticeship or have specialised training in Heating/HVAC. Have post-apprenticeship work experience in the assigned specialiSed discipline.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive working knowledge of all mechanical systems. Thorough knowledge of the installation of all fitments and appliances that require water, gas or electrical services to ensure that installations and repairs are carried out in accordance with standards prescribed by local authorities and current codes of practice.

Education Requirements: A City and Guilds Level 3 qualification or an NVQ Level 2 in Heating/HVAC, and Gas Safe certification and Sealed Hot Water Systems Certification.

LANGUAGE: fluent English - written and oral

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have the ability to evaluate a job, select materials, assess the impact the work has on others and apply a valid solution when necessary. The ability to identify problems or dangers and report such incidents or issues through the management structure. The ability to communicate in a timely way all aspects of the job regarding queries that the management customer base may have. The ability to work as part of a team. Good interpersonal skills. The ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales. A flexible approach to working as part of an after-hours, emergency call out rota. A current full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver's licence is required. The ability to safely and confidently operate a van (Class B) in and around central London is required. A willingness and aptitude to learn/train in new technologies for the New London Embassy (NLE) project.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The US Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Agency Benefits
Locally employed staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the US Mission in the UK may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible US Veteran*


FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible US Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honourable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

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