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About U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary

Performs full journeyman craftsman level maintenance, repair and construction work as
Carpenter in U.S. Embassy properties to include Chancery. Receives oral instruction or work orders concerning work to be done, and proceeds to accomplish the necessary maintenance, repair or installation of equipment/structures in accordance with established trade practices and
Methods. May drive an official vehicle to transport tools, equipment and materials needed to Complete assigned tasks.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Sep 2018 Reference: KABUL-2018-038
Closing Date: 18 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Receives work orders indicating the location and scope of work to be accomplished. Independently determines the problem and takes corrective action.
Sets up and operates machines, including power saws, jointers, mortises, tenones, molders, and shapers, to cut and shape Woodstock.
Mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, following blueprints, and matches color, grain and texture.
Installs hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls, using hand tools.

Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing. Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowel by hand or using boring machine.
Trims component parts of joints to ensure snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files.

Glues, fits, and clamps parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit. Drives nails or other fasteners to joints of articles to prepare for finishing.
Installs prefabricated windows and doors, insulation, wall, ceiling and floor panels or siding. May do minor remodeling work associated with reconfiguration of office space, to
Include drywall and plastering. Fabricates wooden boxes and shipping crates.
Assembles and repairs counter tops, cabinetry and wardrobes and bookcases.
Independently performs maintenance, repair, and installation of work after job layout, work sequence, and material requirements have been discussed with supervisor. May work with a journeyman mechanic in another trade on a large-scale job, performing simpler operations or assisting with highly skilled work. Performs handyman tasks as needed and directed by the Foreman.
Uses personal protective equipment as required. Abides by all security, safety and healthrules and regulations.


Skills: Determine the correct tools and equipment for any given job. Install and test equipment to meet specifications
Abilities: Read and understand written procedures, drawings and installation manuals. Perform physical activities that require considerable use of hands, arms & legs as well as moving your whole body, including climbing ladders, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials and equipment boxes.


Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.

Prior Work Experience: 3 Years’ experience in the Carpentry Trade is required.

Language Proficiency: List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read): Dari level lll, English Level ll, Both written and Spoken is required.

Job Knowledge: Knowledge of Materials, methods & Tools in construction of Houses, Buildings and other Structures.
Skills in reading Technical Drawings used in Construction work.
Knowledge of applying Principles, Techniques, Procedures & Equipment to the Design and Production of various
Goods and services

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Secondary School, General

Submission Guideline

How to Apply:
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website).

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul.

Submission Email

US Embassy Kabul Website

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