PAE, Inc General Maintenance Technician, Gym Equipment in Baghdad, Iraq

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General Maintenance Technician, Gym Equipment

Gene r al Maintenance Technician (FN)

The General Maintenance Technician will be responsible for performing site general maintenance in the Carpentry department for remodeling and /or renovation projects and reports to the Carpentry Supervisor. This position will be based at one of four locations in Iraq. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Report to supervisor regarding work completed referring unusual technical or personnel issues to the supervisor.

  • Assist supervisor in scheduling work and determining needs for equipment and supplies to meet mission.

  • Provide input to performance reviews; monitor work of assigned crew members

  • Perform a variety of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment;

  • prioritize, schedule, and coordinate the work of assigned by Supervisor and accomplish a wide variety of duties related to maintenance technician duties.

  • Construct, rebuild and repair facilities including various wood and metal structures, equipment and furniture; prepare surfaces for painting and varnishing and apply surface coverings as required.

  • Assure compliance with appropriate safety practices and procedures and with applicable building codes, regulations and requirements.

  • Operate a variety of equipment and machines including saws, drill presses and various hand and power tools to perform repair and maintenance work; properly maintain tools and equipment

on a daily basis for a safe working condition.

  • Perform a variety of skilled building maintenance including repairs to doors, windows, roofs and other building parts; construct or assemble furniture and other wood and metal structures as required.

  • Maintain various records related to carpentry, material inventories and work orders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • · Minimum A c ceptable E xp erienc e : Four (4) years’ compatible a maintenance experience at the Journeyman level, in an overseas environment.

  • · Knowled g e, S kills, a n d Ab ilitie s :

  • o Perform a wide variety of skilled journey-level work in the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment

  • o Prioritize and schedule, assigned work issued by the Residential Operations supervisor

  • o Train and provide work direction to assigned personnel in the performance of a wide variety of duties related to the building trades

  • o Interpret, explain and apply codes, rules and regulations involved in assigned maintenance activities

  • o Interpret blueprints, shop drawings, sketches and work orders to others or as required

  • o Understand and follow oral and written directions

  • o Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • o Work independently with little to no supervision direction

  • o Meet schedules and time lines

  • o Maintain routine department records

  • o Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with staff

  • members and others departments

  • o Operate various types of vehicles to perform duties

  • o Operation of trade tools, equipment, materials, methods and techniques used in skilled

  • and general maintenance and repair for the following below

  • Drywall, windows, ceiling’s and doors

  • Painting

  • Moving and transporting supplies

  • General shop and worksite maintenance

  • Vehicle operations

  • o Knowledge of scheduling, laying out and assigning work.

  • o Knowledge of proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.

  • o Knowledge of basic record-keeping techniques.

  • E d uc a tion: A high school diploma or GED. A vocational diploma in construction or completion

  • of an Apprentice program with a Journeyman certificate.

  • Licenses and Certific a tion s : Driver’s License from Home of Record.

  • Se c uri t y V et t ing: Already possess a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification level for the duration of the contract.

  • L a n g u a ge Sk i lls: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.

  • Citizen s hip: US Citizenship is not required.

  • Medica l : Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

  • D E SIR E D:

  • Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

  • Experience working with PAE.


  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.

  • Experience providing excellent customer services.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Iraq for extended periods is required. Position may be located in a war zone in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere and extreme environment.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time; and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.

  • Must successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by PAE and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums.

  • Must possess satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health and security measures.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug free workplace.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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