Jobs, Lagos, Nigeria

Estate Welder at the British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Estate Welder

Ref Id: 03 / 21 LOS
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Corporate Services Support
Grade: S1
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 April 2021

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Job holder with the direction of the Estates Foreman will be responsible for all 1st Level and 2nd Level Metal Welding and Metal works within the BDHC Lagos Estates.
  • Work with the Estates Foreman in the implementing of safe Metal works repairs and replacement of corroded metal frames as part of Post Compliance Report and Safe use of the Estates Aging metal works, fabricated metal works based on work request sent to the Estates Helpdesk.

Roles and Responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  • Welds fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment with the use of welding Machine, cutters, shapers and measuring tools.
  • Read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes in order to execute jobs and tasks to specification
  • understands and implement personal and company safety measures by wearing specialized goggles, helmets, heat-resistant gloves, protective masks, safety shoes and monitors work environment for hazards and maintains healthy ventilation levels to avoid particle or gas inhalation in accordance with health and safety requirements that are fully compliant with FCO Standards
  • Assesses equipment, structures, materials, and job specifications for appropriate welding positions and methods
  • Monitors equipment(welding Machine) for appropriate usage and temperature
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of universal standards and specifications in order to meet building codes and legal requirements
  • Develops working knowledge of dozens of methods used for welding a variety of materials and components
  • Takes apart and disposes of large metal objects  and other structure
  • Perform all planned Preventative Maintenance (Mechanical) of all BDHC Lagos Estate gates. Working beyond official hours as and when required
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by Estates Foreman.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Prior experience working in a similar job role
  • Attention to details and initiative, as well as good customer service skills
  • Good team player skills
  • Formal Training through a Vocational or Technical School
  • Relevant Welder or Welding Fabricator Certifications
  • Ability to fill-in Hot Works and Dynamics Risk assessment.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • MS word, Excel, Outlook
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken

Required Competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Starting Monthly Salary
NGN 195,647.34

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Health and Safety training on working safely

Working Patterns:

  • Monday-Thursday 0730-1530hrs
  •  Friday: 0730:1230hrs

Application Closing Date  
26th March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information 

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.