Job announcement: Generator Technician

Job announcement: Generator Technician
Job announcement: Generator Technician
 Embassy Yaounde is looking for Generator Technician


Under the supervision of the Electrical/Mechanical Supervisor, the incumbent is employed as the Maintenance Mechanic - Generator to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work on prime and stand-by emergency generators for the New Embassy Compound (NEC) and residential owned/leased properties.  Responds to scheduled, unscheduled and preventive maintenance work orders generated by the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). 

Qualifications and Evaluations 



  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of prime or standby power generators for large commercial properties such as high-rise office buildings, a hospital or college campus, or for the local utility company is required. One year of which should be in the operations, maintenance, and repair of 1000 KVA or larger generators.


  • Knowledge of the internal working of a combustion engine, torque values at various RPMs, and methods and standards for routine maintenance on combustion engines is required. Must have a very good technical understanding on how diesel engines are sized for generators in order to obtain optimum performance from both pieces of the packaged unit. Must know how to adjust valves, change filters and belts, adjust speed to achieve hertz levels (50 or 60 Hz), and make minor repairs. Must know how to research information on the internet in order to get up to date information from the generator manufacturer. Knowledge of fire and life safety codes and standards is required. These may be tested.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school (GCE O'Level/CAP) is required. Completion of training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing power generation diesel engine mechanics is required.



  • Limited Knowledge: Written/Speaking/Reading in English is required in order to understand verbal requests, read some technical material, and prepare simple reports. Limited Knowledge: Written/Speaking/Reading in French is required. These may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have the skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Diagnosing and repairing diesel engines, large packaged generator and alternator units; testing electrical components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand, power, and specialty tools to determine appropriate repairs.
  • Lifting and carrying tools, equipment, or parts, maximum weight 25 kilos.
  • Additional skills include installation of emergency standby generator systems;
  • installation of plumbing lines required for the transmission and distribution of diesel fuel; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.
  • Additional abilities include responding to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs;
  • Work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, on ladders at various heights, and in temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments;
  • Communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide pertinent information.
  • Must have good computer skills, and able to write e-mails and research information on the Internet.
  • A valid driver’s license of not less than five (5) years is required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks.
  • Must be organized, with a keen aptitude to work independently, impeccable integrity, strong initiative, good judgment and to maintain confidentiality.

These may be tested.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

How to Apply:

Clich here to apply online 

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Medical and Security clearances from the U.S. Embassy. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Diploma (GCE O'Level/CAP)
  • Trade School Course Certificate
  • Vocational Training/Apprenticeship Program
  • Driver's License
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Other Documents

Other Documents 2 Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Deadline: 11/23/2022 
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