HEATING, VENTILATION AND A/C ASSISTANT
Application deadline 3 months ago: Thursday 20 Oct 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-5 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Nicosia. The incumbent will report to Senior Engineering Assistant or his/her designated.
Responsibilities - Liaises frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor to perform all tasks related to HVAC and refrigeration works in the mission including installation of new systems as well as maintenance of existing systems. - Ensures that HVAC work meet the safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations. - Installs, maintains, services and repairs HVAC, refrigeration (including freezers), industrial kitchen equipment, kitchen appliances, and industrial and domestic gas equipment. - Performs surveys and prepares technical reports, drawings, and material quantities. - Designs simple installations. - Prepares material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions. - Provides lists of items/spare parts required as well as tools and equipment in advance of defects occurring. - Monitors tools/equipment and spare part inventory ensuring the use of items/ spare parts in the most productive manner. - Liaises with relevant the Engineer for expert advice on HVAC and other engineering sub-units for HVAC related work. - Provides instructions on end-user care and servicing of HVAC and refrigeration equipment. - Trains end-user’s technicians in the proper operation, upkeep, general maintenance of HVAC and other equipment. S/he monitors adequate supply of spare parts for routine scheduled maintenance, as well as maintenance of logbooks, records, and spare parts’ consumption records. - Provides input for data entries in the asset control database immediately after receipt, repairs/overhaul, transfer, and disposal of equipment. - Performs other duties, as assigned.
Competencies Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competencies in the HVAC and related trades; Knowledge of HVAC systems and equipment; Ability to handle hand and power tools of HVAC and knowledge of relevant safety procedures; Ability to read blue prints and rough drawings; Ability to prioritize activities and assignments and adjust priorities as required; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work Experience A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in commercial and industrial HVAC and refrigeration installations is required.
Familiarity with the latest editions of the IEE wiring regulations is desirable.
Experience working in an international environment is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice Applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Republic of Cyprus), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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