Job announcement: Plumber Team Lead

The united states embassy in cameroon is looking for Plumber Team Lead


Performs US standards Commercial Journeyman level plumbing work, installation and preventive maintenance at Embassy Chancery and compound, Marine Security Guard Quarters, all United States Government-owned and leased properties at Post, including the Embassy Branch Office and residence in Douala periodically, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Peace Corps office buildings as needed. Works as scheduled in rotation basis as duty technician on 24 hours basis. Incumbent receives supervision from the Senior Building Engineer and receives strategic work guidance from the Facility Manager. Incumbent will work at the New Embassy Compound, 70 residences spread throughout Yaounde, and provide support to CDC and Peace Corps buildings. The incumbent is the supervisor of the plumbing team consisting of 07 plumbing technicians, providing the day-to-day supervision of this team, setting work priorities, and checking performance and quality of work along with writing their yearly performance evaluations. The incumbent in close cooperation with the Facility Manager assures an accurate 5 year budget submission into GMMS for heavy life cycle replacement/repairs/new installation of all plumbing related equipment at the NEC and 60 leased residences. The incumbent ensures completion of work orders and correct documentation of labor and material used; this person also orders material needed and coordinates with other offices for delivery of material, tools and equipment to allow completion of the work by the plumbing team.

Qualifications and Evaluations 


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years experience working as a journey-level plumber in the repair and maintenance of plumbing/mechanical systems in an international organization, commercial or industrial facilities, which will include a minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience. Must have experience working with PVC, CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, and black pipe; circulation and well pumps, and advanced controls and water treatment equipment is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be able to read and understand modern plumbing schematics on installation and repairs. Must have full journeyman knowledge of established practices and procedures of the plumbing trade and instruct 7 subordinate plumbers to meet demanding plumbing rigors of Yaounde. Incumbent must have expertise in modern western commercial plumbing means and methods with a clear understanding of current American plumbing codes. Incumbent must know more advanced methods of commercial plumbing practices to meet the rigors of domestic water/wastewater and high-pressure fire suppression system operations and sophisticated water treatment controls. The incumbent is required to have a thorough, technical understanding of major building plumbing/mechanical systems and equipment, with a specialty in plumbing systems. Familiarization with general mechanical systems, including domestic hot and cold-water piping systems, wastewater piping systems and vent stacks, storm water management systems, chilled water systems, water treatment facilities, swimming pool equipment, fire suppression systems, compressed air systems, and irrigation systems is required. Familiarization with the many different types of pipe and fittings (PVC and CPVC, copper, galvanized, concrete, black, etc.) is required. Must know how to diagnose the root cause of a problem and what materials and equipment will be needed to facilitate repairs. Must know how to work safely on equipment, systems and associated components including the use of lock-out / tag-out safety measure. Knowledge of IBC standards, and fire and life safety codes is required. 

These may be tested. 

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of High School (GCE “A” level, BACC, or equivalent) is required.
  • Completion of vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level plumbers and mechanical system specialist trained in the maintenance of commercial or industrial buildings/facilities is required. Training through a recognized apprenticeship program provided by a trade union is considered acceptable.


LANGUAGE: Good working knowledge (Speaking/Reading/Writing) in English is required. Limited knowledge (Speaking/Reading/Writing) in French is required. These may be tested.


  • Fiscal -- Must be able to make mission wide plumbing / water works budget.
  • Subordinate management - Must be able to closely supervise, mentor, create daily/weekly/monthly goals for 5 subordinate plumbers to maximize work order flow efficiency, ensuring they have the correct parts and tools to complete their daily tasks safely. Must be able to write well thought out yearly Employee Performance Reports for each 7 plumbers under supervision.
  • Ability to use all tools of trade such as pipe threading machines, soft welding, etc. Use of a variety of plumbing tools safely on all jobs. Ability to identify the plumbing problems quickly. Must have a local valid driver license (category B). Able to lift 50 pounds unassisted. The incumbent must be skilled at reading and interpreting technical documents including layout drawings, as-built drawings, riser diagrams, equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, and other manufacturer’s literature.

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.


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Deadline: 01/31/2023 

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