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Job Title:
Senior Maintenance Technician

Starting salary $USD 9.47/hr for 45/hrs week (annually US$ 22,234) + Benefits

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
The position has a specified period of employment of 2 years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate.

General Support


43 Jal el-Dib Highway, Coolrite Building (seaside), Beirut, Lebanon

Closing date for applications:
31-01-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Common Services Property Officer, the Senior Maintenance Technician is responsible for:
• Undertaking repairs or maintenance on crown assets, leases and crown equipment, in accordance with safety and security regulations, standards and procedures which includes attending to emergency problems and long term maintenance projects;
• Assisting with maintenance projects in several functional areas such as masonry, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, water sewage, refrigeration and boiler operations;
• Assisting with lifecycle maintenance and repair planning for the refurbishments of the accommodations during the summer rotation period, including providing input on building conditions, local conditions and/or history of property or building.
• Performing troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs related to emergency or non-emergency work orders from staff.
• Supervising the Junior Maintenance Technician, including sorting work orders, tasks and assisting the property officer in conducting performance reviews.

Essential qualifications:
• A diploma or certificate from a technical or vocational school in HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning), plumbing or a related technical field.

• Proficiency in English or French (read, write, and speak);
• Proficiency in Arabic (read, write, and speak).

• At least one year of relevant experience in a similar technician position;
• Experience providing client service;
• Experience managing projects for small construction and work orders;
• Experience supervising contractors and junior technicians to ensure repairs and maintenance are properly completed;
• Experience troubleshooting and conducting repairs to HVAC or plumbing in buildings.

• Knowledge of building repair and maintenance concepts and procedures related to HVAC or plumbing;
• Knowledge of repair and maintenance concepts such as residential appliances, life safety, generators, water supply, hot water tanks and heaters, and fire suppression;
• Knowledge of maintenance management procedures such as maintaining supplies and inventories, maintaining service records, preventative maintenance schedules.

• Ability to troubleshoot issues and conduct repairs related to technical problems related to building infrastructure, such as HVAC or plumbing;
• Ability to manage a project, including writing a scope of work, and determining what types of outside contractors and supplies would be required;
• Ability to review a problem, describe the issue and propose a solution to clients or managers;
• Ability to follow instructions;
• Ability to work under pressure.

Personal Suitability:
• Effective Interpersonal Skills;
• Integrity;
• Judgement.

Asset Qualifications:

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Overtime may be required;
• Must have a valid Lebanese driver’s license and be capable to drive in Lebanon.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidates must be able to legally work in Lebanon or at the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon.
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization. The Government of Canada cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• The appointment of the successful candidates will be subject to Medical Clearance and Reliability Check (RC). Reliability status must be maintained throughout employment – failure to do so may result in dismissal.

How to apply:
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to applicants residing, and with the legal right to work, in Lebanon and who meet all of the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Lebanon does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada to Lebanon does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this selection process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to Lebanon, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this selection process.
• If any questions, please send an email to

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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