Maintenance Electrician at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Our vision is enhancing healthier and safer communities, while our mission is to collaborate with partners to promote comprehensive and sustainable interventions for public health, support military medicine and health diplomacy for peace, stability and development of communities. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated support to HJF Medical Research International, Ltd Gte in support of Research and Nigerian Military HIV program across 34 Military Formations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Maintenance Electrician

Location: Defence Reference Laboratory (DRL), Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Senior Biomedical Engineer
Work Hours: full-time 40 hours/week

Basic Functions

  • The incumbent under the supervision of the Defence Reference Laboratory (DRL) Senior Biomedical Engineer, will provide general upkeep of electrical and cooling system at the facility.
  • S/He will offer technical support to the program in the installation, calibration, routine preventive maintenance, electrical appliance troubleshooting, replacement, repairs of all electrical systems, refrigeration, air conditioning appliances, and related equipment/instruments at the Defence Reference Laboratory (DRL), Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro Abuja and other program sites as directed.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the installation, calibration, and maintenance, of all cooling systems, electrical systems and appliances acquired with adherence to safety regulations and relevant performance standards by the program to locations including NMOD or DOD locations as directed.
  • Review blueprints to understand wiring configuration/installation and placement.
  • Perform daily checks, monitoring of electricity power supply and effects curative and preventive maintenance as deemed fit.
  • Routinely inspect electrical systems such as wring, fixture, and appliances to identify faults or hazard and address them promptly.
  • Maintain records and inventory of installations, furniture infrastructure for all electrical equipment and supplies such as installation date, warranty, preventive and routine maintenance schedules, fault record, and repairs.
  • Compile and cost all necessary tools and spare parts that is required to carry out maintenance of lighting, air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers at Defence Reference Laboratory (DRL).
  • Schedule and monitor preventive maintenance of electricity backup systems such as Generators, Inverters, Batteries, UPS, Stabilizers etc.
  • Prepare monthly electrical and maintenance technical activities report.
  • Determine the causes for any malfunctions of systems or components and implement maintenance, replacement, or repairs, and plan to solve the problems.
  • Repair electrical systems wiring, circuit breakers, equipment, and other components to keep them at full capacity.
  • Perform daily checks and monitoring of all air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers, and fix any challenges reported at NMOD/DODWRP-N sites.
  • Perform daily checks and monitoring of generator performance, diesel delivery and consumption and other power back-up equipment.
  • Respond to electrical equipment faults call out, perform repair services, and ensure preventive maintenance is carried out as timely as scheduled.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned or requested.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Basic knowledge with skills in troubleshooting faults using circuit diagram and schematic is required.
  • A thorough understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of electricity, air conditioning refrigeration and medical Laboratory electrical equipment is required.
  • Good teamwork skills and the ability to use own initiative.
  • Knowledge of applicable electrical safety regulations, performance standards requirements, ethics, and codes.
  • Computer literacy (proficient in the use of MS-Tools), and good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to perform moderately heavy work and make heavy lifts at times.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to follow technical (engineering) drawings, building plans, and other instructions in a careful and methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, detect damage, and malfunction electrical equipment and appliances is required.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Education / Training Requirement: Secondary School Certificate is the minimum requirement.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of 3 years working experience in electrical, air conditioning and refrigeration is required. Prior experience in health care related settings is an added advantage/Plus.
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: TRADE test I, II and III in electrical and air conditioning/refrigeration are preferred.
  • Travel Requirements: N/A.
  • Work Environment: This laboratory (DRL) supports the work of investigators of diverse scientific disciplines and nationalities and requires good interpersonal skills for effective job performance.
  • Other specification: Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja.

N150,000 – N200,000 monthly.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and CV to the Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) via: using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  10th April, 2024.

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