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Maintenance Technician / Handyman

Starting salary SAR 63,768.00 gross per annum plus 13th month bonus, transportation and housing allowances

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a locally engaged staff position subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Saudi Arabia.



Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Closing date for applications:
09-01-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the [CBS Officer, MCO, Property Manager or Senior Maintenance Technician], the Maintenance Technician is responsible for the completion of general repairs in one or more of the following areas: - electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry and painting and specific functional maintenance (such as refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, boiler operations, audio-visual) duties and schedules for all mission and/or crown owned or leased assets and equipment.
The incumbent must also assist with preparing preventive maintenance programs as required, and assist other Maintenance Team members in the completion of various projects outside their area of expertise.
The incumbent is also required to inspect work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications, and consult their supervisor when required.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

• Completion of Secondary School
• Technical and / or Mechanical Engineering diploma (3-year diploma) from a recognized institution (e.g. National Polytechnic Diploma in Plumbing, Plant Engineering, Welding and Fabrication)

• Fluent in English (oral and written)
• Arabic (oral)

• Minimum 2 years recent* experience working in a facilities environment including residential and commercial section. *recent is defined as within the last 5 years
• Valid Saudi Driver’s License.

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: written test, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, references, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
Candidates who are screened in will be required to complete a written test. Only the candidates retained after the test will be contacted for an interview. The interview will consist of a series of questions and/or exercises in order to evaluate the aptitudes and qualifications of each candidate.

• Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
• Advanced knowledge* of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or other related field
• Advanced knowledge* of Health and Safety best practices

* “Advanced knowledge” can mean the ability to read and interpret plumbing and carpentry blueprints; cutting , assembling and installing pipes and tubes with attention to existing infrastructure (e.g.: plumbing); installing and maintaining water supply systems; assembling, installation and repair of office furniture.

• Ability to prioritize work and work under pressure
• Effective Interactive Communication – Oral and Written
• Familiar with safe operation of manual and electric power tools
• Ability to problem-solve (determine origin of plumbing / mechanical problems and corrections)
• Ability to detect needs for preventive maintenance
• Ability to monitor and supervise contractors
• Ability to read and comprehend written and oral instructions
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Client Focus
• Commitment to Public Confidence / Values and Ethics
• Focus on Quality and Details
• Teamwork and Cooperation
• Judgement
• Discretion

* Please note that knowledge, ability/skills and personal suitability may be assessed during the selection process through written tests, interview and/or reference.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Welding
• Locksmithing
• Masonry
• Large Appliance Repair
• Experience installing household appliances, electronics, furniture and office equipment.
• Fluency in Arabic (both oral and written)
• Fluency in French (both oral and written)
• 10+ years of experience working in facilities residential and commercial section.
• Working for a Diplomatic Mission
• Vocational certificate or diploma in building Electro Mechanical services or relevant experience.
• Technical diploma certification attested by Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their handwritten letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be willing and able to respond to emergencies after hours and on weekends.
• Must be willing and able to lift and carry tools, building materials, equipment and furniture when required, up to 25 kgs, on a regular basis, without assistance
• Hours of work: 45 hours per week (Sun to Thu)
• Ability to work overtime (evenings and weekends)
• Annual leave during summer period may be restricted due to operational needs.
• Ability to work in a diverse international and cultural environment.
• Willingness to undergo training.
• Understanding of values and ethics code of conduct.
• Ability to maintain a legal driver’s license for Saudi Arabia
• Ability to travel

*the list of qualified candidates from this selection process may be used to make indeterminate and term appointments in the upcoming months for similar positions

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must be a legal resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work therein;
• Valid passport and Saudi residency permit (Iqama)
• Iqama transfer required. Kindly note that the embassy sponsors all eligible indeterminate employees. Only professional Iqama can be transferred to the embassy. The embassy cannot transfer an applicant currently on a dependent iqama i.e. spouse or child.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Successful completion of a one (1) year probation period
• Successful candidates must pass a routine medical examination (funded by the Embassy)

Area of selection:
Open to all external applicants residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work, and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. 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:
How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload the following additional documents:
- CV and covering letter in English or French - Copy of Saudi Resident Identity Card - Copy of valid Saudi driver’s license Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

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.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• 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.
• The Embassy of Canada in Riyadh 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 competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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