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Job Ref:
3908

Job Title:
Maintenance Technician

Salary:
18,519.22 euro gross per year + social benefits

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
2-year fixed-term contract. Possibility of renewal or indeterminate and full-time, depending on operational needs. This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) part-time position (18.75 hours/week), subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Belgium.

Level:
General Support

Classification:
GS-05

Location:
Avenue des Arts 58, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Closing date for applications:
01-03-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Property Management Assistant, the maintenance technician is responsible for carrying out general repairs in one or more of the following areas: electricity, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, painting and functional maintenance tasks (such as refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, operation of boilers, mechanics of cars / vehicles, audio-visual.) for all the equipment and all the goods which belong to the mission and / or to the State or which are rented.

The incumbent is to assist in the preparation of preventative maintenance programs where applicable and to assist other members of the maintenance team to carry out various projects outside their area of expertise.

The incumbent must also inspect the work done by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturers' specifications and consult his supervisor if necessary.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications. It is not sufficient to simply state responsibilities or list the criteria they meet.

Only those candidates who meet all the essential requirements and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.

Education:

• To hold at least an upper secondary education certificate (CESS) with technical orientation or an equivalent diploma and / or a professional training certificate in the trades of heating engineering, HVAC installer and electrician installer.

Language:

• Fluency in French (oral and written) = level B2 per the common European framework of reference for languages;
• Basic knowledge * of English (oral).
* “Basic knowledge” is considered as “Ability to give simple instructions in English to clients”.

Experience:

Applicants must have:

At least eighteen (18) months of recent* experience as a general maintenance technician in office, commercial or residential buildings in at least three (3) of the following fields:
• Experience in general maintenance, small repairs and minor maintenance work (for example, carpentry, painting, furniture assembly, etc.);
• Experience in inspecting buildings to identify and / or solve general maintenance problems, or mechanical breakdowns;
• Experience in plumbing and / or electrical systems and / or heating units;
• Experience in installing sound insulation and / or installing or maintaining home automation systems;
• Experience in customer services related to general maintenance services;
• Experience of general administration related to maintenance (e.g. scope of work, coordination, cost estimate, stock management etc.).
* “Recent” is defined as within the last five (5) years.


Rated Requirements

Applicants must also meet the rated requirements listed below related to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment of those requirements may include, but are not limited to written exams, interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and / or psychometric assessments.

Knowledge:

• Knowledge of the layout of buildings and infrastructure;
• Knowledge of common hand and power tools;
• Knowledge of electricity / heating and ventilation system (HVAC), general maintenance (plumbing, carpentry and masonry);
• Knowledge in computer applications (Outlook / Word / Excel);
• Knowledge of health and safety measures.

Abilities/Competencies:

• Effective interactive communication in French - oral and written;
• Basic communication in English –oral ;
• Ability to report orally and in writing the facts related to incidents (floods, damage, etc.);
• Ability to manage conflicting priorities, perform tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize work;
• Ability to develop a maintenance work plan and follow up on related tasks until the end of the work;
• Ability to work independently with initiative and judgment;
• Adaptability / Flexibility;
• Sense of quality and detail;
• Client service orientation;
• Demonstrate integrity, respect and discretion;
• Teamwork and cooperation.

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

• Experience in a maintenance technician position within a diplomatic mission, government agency or multinational company;
• Specialized training in plumbing and / or carpentry and / or HVAC system;
• Knowledge of the Canadian building code;
• Advanced knowledge in English (level B1 or more per the common European framework of references for languages) and / or knowledge of Dutch (level A2 or more per the common European framework of references for languages).

Organizational Needs:
-

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice from time to time;
• Must be available for occasional tasks outside of normal working hours (i.e. evenings and weekends);
• Part time position, working hours : 18.75 hours /week (Monday to Friday with flexibility on the working schedule);
• Be able to do physical work such as moving furniture, appliances or lifting boxes;
• Obligation to have a driver's license valid in Belgium and to use a utility vehicle provided by the Embassy;
• The work must be carried out on different sites where there are owed State properties or leased State properties.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorisation and a driver's license covering the entire period of employment. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization;
• When applying, candidates must provide any documentation proving their right of residence and to work in Belgium;
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in Belgium so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter;
• Candidates who hold visas, type A electronic cards or non-renewable documents, such as student visas, cannot apply for this job, unless they are exempted from the obligation to obtain a work permit.
• A reliability rating (security clearance) is required to obtain this position at the Embassy of Canada in Brussels and will be subject to audits. This clearance must be maintained throughout the employment – loss of the latter is sufficient reason to dismiss the employee;
• Throughout their period of employment, candidates must continue to meet the operational need: To be able to do physical work such as moving furniture, appliances or lifting boxes;
• Candidates must fulfill the requirement of a medical examination prior to employment (mandatory).

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to candidates who, at the time of applying, have the right to reside and work legally in Belgium, who meet all the essential criteria mentioned and whose application files are received no later than the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada applies the principles of equal opportunity under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canada. See “conditions of employment” and “important notes” sections for additional details. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
• Only applications submitted in one of Canada's official languages (English or French) are accepted.
• Communications for this process are sent by email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as required.
• Candidates must include an email address that accepts messages from unknown users and regularly check their email inbox, including spam.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Proof of educational qualifications and driving licence will be required during the process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Brussels does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring special assistance in order to participate in written exams and / or interviews are asked to notify us.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar job openings at the Embassy of Canada that may arise within twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.
• For any questions relating to this selection process, please communicate only by email at the following address: LES-E-Recruitment-BREU@international.gc.ca.


How to apply

• Please follow the link http://wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3908& and fill out the online form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a cover letter in English or French.
• Applications which do not include all the requested documents or information will be rejected;
• Applications sent in paper format or directly by email to LES-E-Recruitment-BREU@international.gc.ca are not accepted and will not be considered.
• When applying, candidates must also download any document (e.g. copy of passport, photo ID issued by state authorities or other document) proving that they have the right to reside and work legally in Belgium.
• Our application processing tool allows you to download only two documents: the cover letter and the CV. Please include a copy of citizenship AND a copy of your work permit at the bottom of the cover letter.
• Applicants who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must notify LES-E-Recruitment-BREU@international.gc.ca before the closing date. Failure to do so will result in their application being rejected.




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