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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is seeking an individual for the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician position for the Facility Management Office, Department of State.

The incumbent is responsible to ensure the operation of all Engineered Building Systems including electrical, mechanical, sanitation and control components.  The incumbent will be required to understand critical electrical and mechanical engineering systems and the various maintenance, repair and control sequences necessary for the operation and regulation of the mechanisms required for Embassy building functionality to continue.

The incumbent will be responsible for the emergency electrical generation functionality of equipment owned by the U.S. Government and installed at U.S. Government owned and leased properties and shall be available to work on all emergency situations and be on-call 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

Salary: The annual salary range for this position is USD 16,406 – 25,428.

Required Qualifications

♦ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required.
♦ Five years of experience as a Mechanical or Electrical Technician is required.  These include three years of experience working with Building Automated Systems and programmable controllers with a large modern commercial or government office building in operation and maintenance.
♦ Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Khmer is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
♦ Must understand modern building mechanical, electrical and safety installations well enough to confidently take responsibility for their functionality.  Must understand the diesel engine, electrical dynamo, and transfer switch components of modern electrical power generators with enough familiarity to direct maintenance, diagnose faults, communicate findings and procure the parts needed to return failed systems to reliable use, and be able to understand electronic control systems, programmable logic controls and Variable Frequency Drives. Must be a trainer who can skillfully convey information to technical staff so that they can safely perform the desired operational tasks necessary to operate the equipment.
♦ Must know how to commission, operate and maintain building systems using graphic software and must know how to use state of the art test equipment.  Must continually learn and acquire knowledge to be current with the developments in all aspects of facilities operations, maintenance and management and have a trainer’s ability to effectively educate tradesmen in the correct way to perform complicated maintenance tasks. Must be able to conduct thoughtful reasoned approaches to complicated operations and diagnoses that present conflicting parameters. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing using layman’s language on the technical operational details of the mission critical systems.
♦ Must have a valid Cambodian driver’s license (type “B” is required).

Application Procedure

The application deadline is April 04, 2016. Interested candidates must submit applications by email to using the “Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)” form.  The application form and complete details on this position can be found at 

Note:  All Ordinarily Resident (OR) applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

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