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Job Title:
Maintenance Technician

Starting salary 20,567 $US yearly plus benefits

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Anticipatory staffing. Short-term basis employment (emergency contract) or Term position with possibility to become permanent depending on operational requirements.



Embassy of Canada, 43 Jal el-Dib Highway (seaside road) Beirut, Lebanon

Closing date for applications:
29-03-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Embassy of Canada in Beirut is launching a staffing process to build a pool of qualified candidates at GS4 level to work as Maintenance Technician with responsibilities including but not limited to the following:
• Completing general repairs in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, painting and specific functional maintenance duties (such as refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, boiler operations, mechanics etc.) and schedules for all crown owned assets, leases and equipment.
• Attending to emergency problems, supervising, monitoring and inspecting work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications, and consulting supervisor when required.
• Assisting with the preparation of preventive maintenance programs as required, and assisting other Property / Maintenance Team members in the completion of various projects such as moving, verifying receipt of goods and attending to emergency problems.

Essential qualifications:
• A Trade Certificate/ diploma from a recognized technical institution OR an acceptable combination of education, training and three years of work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.

• Proficiency in English or French both written and spoken.
• Proficiency in Arabic both written and spoken.

• At least one (1) year of recent experience (within the past three (3) years) working in maintenance of properties in a similar position in one of the following areas: plumbing, electrical, and/ or carpentry.

• Knowledge of building maintenance (electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, residential appliances, life safety – generators, water supply, fire suppression).
• Knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnosis techniques.

• Ability to use specialized tools and test equipment to conduct repairs/replacements of defective parts.
• Ability to use MS Office products (outlook, word).
• Effective interactive communication – oral and written – e.g. ability to read work orders, understand technical instructions and update inventory and supplies in either English or French.
• Ability to follow instructions.
• Ability to prioritize effectively.
• Client service oriented.
• Effective interpersonal relations.
• Judgement

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Valid relevant technical certificates (electrician, plumbing etc.) from a recognised institution.
• Knowledge of the two official languages of Canada (English and French)

Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidates must be able to legally work 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 Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• The appointment of the successful candidates will be subject to Medical Clearance.
• Reliability Security Clearance must be granted and maintained throughout employment – failure to pass the security clearance will result in dismissal.
• Must have a Lebanese driver’s license and be capable to drive in Beirut

How to apply:
• Please follow the link to complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter clearly explaining how you meet the essential qualifications. 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 (if applicable).

Area of selection:
• This position is open to individuals who legally currently reside in Lebanon, and are eligible to work in Lebanon, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. • The Canadian Government 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 appointment 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, practical exam, and/or an oral interview.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Beirut does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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