Air Conditioning Specialist (‘HVAC Monteur’)

The United States Embassy in The Hague -  Den Haag
30+ dagen geleden   |   1287x bekeken

Functie omschrijving

The U.S. Embassy in The Hague is seeking an individual for the position of


Air Conditioning Specialist (‘HVAC Monteur’) – full-time: 40 hours per week


Please note that we only consider applications that are submitted through the public website of the Embassy (link below). We unfortunately will not consider your application if it is not submitted through the Embassy website. Thank you for your understanding.


Job Description

The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor. The incumbent is employed as a journeyman level Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work throughout the New Embassy Compound (NEC) on critical and non-critical HVAC components within the functional/office buildings, on-compound ancillary support and residential buildings, above and below ground infrastructures, and other owned/leased properties. The incumbent specializes in the operations and maintenance of HVAC control systems, apparatuses, and components that are part of the complex operating systems within the Embassy facilities. The incumbent will perform preventive maintenance, repairs, routine service, testing, and when necessary the replacement of the automated equipment. He/she will assist in the programming of control sequence control devices and their interface with the Building Automation System (BAS) to maintain optimized system performance and equipment maintenance. The incumbent will ensure that servicing and repairs are per the manufacturer’s guidance, meet International Building Code standards, and that equipment is functioning at peak efficiency; will incorporate safe work practice including lock-out/tag- out procedures. For additional information, contact the Human Resources Office at 070-310- 2234.


Qualifications Required

Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Applications with incomplete information will be deemed unqualified.


1. Education: Completion of secondary school. Successful completion of a minimum two (2) year specialized vocational training program from an accredited institute recognized as producing journeyman level HVAC mechanical technicians. A portion of the training must be in HVAC Controls and the interfacing with Building Automated Systems Technology.


2. Experience: A minimum of three (3) years’ experience at the journey-level in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial HVAC and/or other mechanical system digital building controls with interfacing to the building automation systems. Work experience must show a progression of increased responsibility, and the ability to repair complex equipment, components, and systems.


3. Language Requirements: Level III (good working knowledge) in English and Level IV (fluent) Dutch are required in writing/speaking/reading.


4. Job Knowledge: The incumbent is required to know electrical theory, ohms law, circuit wiring, the laws of thermodynamics and their application to HVAC system design, installation, repair, and operations and maintenance. The incumbent must have detailed technical knowledge of HVAC control systems and basic knowledge of how control systems interface with the other operating systems including the building automation system. His/her knowledge base must be broad, encompassing many different makes and models, able to perform the required maintenance on each system. Must have a very good technical understanding of major building electrical/mechanical systems and equipment. Knowledge of International Building Code standards including electrical and mechanical requirements, and fire and life safety codes is required.


5. Skills and Abilities: The incumbent must be able to read and interpret mechanical layout drawings, electrical drawings, riser diagrams, wiring schematics, various equipment schedules, operations and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, and other construction documents. The incumbent shall have skills and abilities in the following areas: testing mechanical components and taking equipment readings with various meters, hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools to determine the root cause of a problem, and the appropriate repairs. Must be able to use tools of the trade in order to install, troubleshoot, and repair the components associated with the HVAC mechanical controls and their interface devices with the building automation systems. Additional skills include working with the

building automation systems, emergency power sources including UPS’s and standby generator; distinguishing frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs. Must have substantial skill in comprehending engineering reports, specifications and related materials in English. 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, working on ladders at various heights, and working 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 be computer literate, able to navigate through the Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Word,

Excel, Outlook, and Power Point; able to draft reports and create spreadsheets, and able to write e-mails and research information on the Internet. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks. Must be organized.


How to apply

Read the formal announcement on our website and please note: the formal announcement on our website prevails over this announcement when there are differences in the text. Push the 'solliciteren' button to apply.



Closing date of the vacancy: September 25, 2016


Vacature contactpersoon Jobbird
HR Office
2514EJ Den Haag
+31 70 310 2248

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