Title:  Journeyperson (HVAC Electrician)

​Requisition ID: 3292 
Grade: G4 
Country: Austria 
Duty Station: Vienna 
Category: General Service/Admin. Support 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: Staff-Full-time
Appointment Type: Fixed Term - 100 series
Indicative Minimum Net Annual Salary: 48,527 EUR 
Application Deadline: 27-Jun-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)  


Vacancy Announcement
This post is for local recruitment only.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Organizational Context


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.


Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate, headed by a Managing Director, is responsible and accountable for the management of UNIDO’s human, financial and material resources, ensuring the capacity of the Organization to fulfil its mandate. The Directorate oversees a full range of financial, human resources, learning and staff development, procurement, information technology and general services to meet the service support needs of the Organization as a whole. Additionally, the Directorate houses the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Unit and the Ethics and Accountability Unit as well as oversees their operations. Furthermore, the Directorate provides guidance on personnel security and safety matters and ensures the overall coordination of UNIDO’s response in this regard.


This position is located under the Facility Management Services. As part of the common services, on behalf of and financed by the VBOs, the Facility Management Services (COR/BMS) of UNIDO is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable operation, maintenance and repair of the Vienna International Centre (VIC) buildings and associated installations according to the local building codes and standards, and according to the VIC operating license conditions. Functions: · Propose and develop policies, life cycle maintenance and improvement plans for efficient, effective and safe buildings management, administration, and operations for consideration by the Managing Director of COR, taking into account best practices and standards; promote and proactively implement these policies and standards; · Manage and administer the operation, maintenance and repair of the grounds, buildings and related installations and equipment of the VIC complex on behalf of, and in close consultation with, the VBOs under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding on Common Services; · Provide efficient, effective and quality services to the VBOs for all facility management activities; · Manage the projects financed by the Common Fund for Major Repairs and Replacements at the VIC on behalf of the VBOs and the Government of Austria; · Take measures to meet strict requirements in respect of waste disposal, bacteriological and chemical control of the water and air in the buildings; · In close cooperation with the Learning and Development Services (COR/LED), define, plan, and implement skills related training for its personnel; · Provide the required support to the catering operations of the VIC; · Provide management responses to audit observations and ensure the timely implementation of agreed-upon recommendations; · Cooperate with relevant bodies with a view to harmonizing and exchanging information.


At the G4 level the incumbent is expected to perform general as well as targeted processes focusing on basic service delivery and support services within the organizational environment and team. 


  1. Main Functions


Under the supervision of the G5 Team Leader, the incumbent carries out independently all the HVAC Electrician activities according to Austrian Standards, rules and regulations.


•      In cooperation with the G6 Supervisor and G5 Team Leader, assist in the development of the yearly workplan of the Team including milestones, goals and priorities.


  • Maintain electrical distribution systems and emergency power generators. Set up testing procedures for verification of equipment/system conditions and performance in accordance with characteristic data and optimal operation. Rectify faults by repairing or replacing components, wiring, drives, actuators, signaling devices, etc. as found necessary.


  • Check conditions and functioning of equipment, make necessary adjustments of settings of protective devices, control sensors, alarm units, electronic signal transmitters, valves, flaps, etc. of the building automation system


•      Measure, analyze and evaluate equipment operation parameters by application of measuring instruments, functional diagrams and user manuals for fault location.


•      Fault finding on electrical cabinets by using computerized analysis systems. Assemble, install and test equipment, wiring and control systems, according to construction drawings, wiring diagrams and installation manuals.


•      Check automatic pneumatic and hydraulic control systems for optimization of quantity/quality of air, water, energy consumption, etc., according to general established operation parameters of particular conditions and report on operation performance, anomalous observations during inspection, testing, etc.


•      Coordinate with contracting firms and colleagues to ensure that the work is carried out with minimum interruptions to the daily operations. Assist in shutting down and restarting different kinds of plants and perform maintenance work and operations requiring a system shut-down. Recommend spare parts and materials to be ordered for the implementation of the Project.


•      Follow all rules and regulations and handle machines, equipment and material in a competent, proper and safe manner and wear protective clothing, such as masks, gloves and shoes when required, and store tools properly in the Workshop.

•      Keep abreast of the latest technology, norms and standards. Discuss new products and techniques with the Team Leader.

•      Appropriately record all the relevant information related to the work assigned in the Facility Management Electronic Work Order Platform and update electronic documentation. • Perform other related duties as required.




Core Values

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.


Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those, we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.


  1. Minimum Requirements


Completed secondary education required.

Completed apprenticeship and journeyperson certificate (“Gesellenbrief”) as Electrician required.

Additional certification as plumber is desirable, or completed education at a technical institution/HTL or equivalent.

A certificate confirming qualifications to operate a low voltage distribution system and connected installations e.g. verification as electrically skilled person (“Nachweis als Elektrofachkraft”) is required.



Technical and Functional Experience:

Minimum six (6) years of relevant experience in low voltage, distribution systems, emergency power generators and HVAC plants as well as pneumatic systems required.

E-mail (Fully Proficient), Internet (Fully Proficient), Spreadsheets (Fully Proficient), Word processing (Fully Proficient) required.


Physical Requirements:

Good physical condition is required as work involves considerable physical exertion, e.g. walking long distances, standing, crouching, lifting and carrying heavy objects and working on high scaffolds and ladders (free from giddiness) or in inconvenient positions.

Work is organized around weekly changing shifts (Shift 1: Monday to Saturday from 06:00 to 14:30 and Shift 2: Monday to Thursday from 13:30 to 22:00). Work has partly to be carried out at irregular working hours and within short notice.



Working knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Working knowledge of written and spoken German is desirable.



NOTE: Eligible internal UNIDO applicants are required to have served at least one year in their current post if applying for a higher-level position. However, the seniority-in-grade requirements for applying for higher-level positions, as per paragraphs 18 and 78 of the HRMF, have been waived.

For further information on salaries, refer to the International Civil Service Commission website: https://icsc.un.org/ 

Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO careers site for details on how to apply: https://careers.unido.org/ 

NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

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