Earn 34m as Appliance Technician at United States US Embassy

Job Title: Appliance Technician

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 34,031,362 /=

Announcement Number: Kampala-2022-059


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.


Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Assigned to the GSO Property section performing general appliances and equipment repairs at the Warehouse, Chancery and leased residential properties.

Maintenance and repairs duties

  • Performs highly skilled full journeyman level works for residential and office equipment.
  • Responsible for correct repair, maintenance, modifications and installation of appliances, equipment and associated accessories.
  • Independently, identifies repair problems, takes corrective action in the repair and installation of appliance/office equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains appliances such as clothes washer, dryer, freezer refrigerators vacuum cleaners, electric kettle and stove by changing power plugs, cords, fuses.
  • Examines appliances for mechanical defects i.e., broken belts, castors, missing accessories/components prior to installation and replaces defective parts such as power cords, plugs, fuses, burners, drive assemblies, ensuring all appliances/equipment are effectively earthed to US Mission safety requirements and specifications, does comprehensive appliances/equipment test before delivery.
  • Must be cognizant and abide by embassy safety and health practices.

Other Duties:

  • Performs miscellaneous tasks and duties in support of GSO Property section operations i.e., incidental driving duties to transport appliances, equipment and furnishings to and from warehouse stores, work sites, offices and other locations as may be assigned by non-expendable storekeeper.
  • Moves, loads and unload supplies, appliances and equipment to/from warehouse to offices and residential quarters.
  • Assists with basic house furnishing in support of GSO warehouse men during busy house make ready schedules and, skilled trades’ workers by carrying, holding, lifting, moving tools and materials.
  • Uses hand trucks, forklifts, wheelbarrows, and simple hand tools required for warehouse operations.
  • Advises Non-expendable storekeeper on equipment procurement processes by providing technical guidance on the correct specifications, quality and type as requested in reference to rating, authenticity, and safety requirements.
  • Assists with local BPA procurements of essential repair supplies, basic tools/equipment, maintains replacement parts supplies, tools and equipment in safe working condition including general housekeeping of shop, office work sites and warehouse storage areas.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Completion of secondary school (O & A level) and vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing electrician skills is required.
  • Three years’ experience in appliance repair and installation/electrical work is required.
  • Must have full electrician knowledge of established practices, handling of appliances/equipment and procedures of the electrical trade.
  • Must have the ability to use all mechanical and electrical tools/equipment professionally to determine extent of damage and experience to make necessary recommendations for equipment repair or replacement.
  • Must hold valid Class B Ugandan driver’s license.
  • Must have computer skills i.e., knowledge in Excel, Microsoft word, outlook etc.
  • Level III (Good working knowledge) English, both spoken and written is required. Level III (Good working knowledge) Luganda both spoken and written is required.


How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the United States Embassy, US Mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 15th November 2022


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Date Posted 2022-11-08
Valid Through 2022-11-15
Hiring Organization U.S. Embassy Kampala
Job Location , Nsambya, Kampala, 0256, Uganda