PAE, Inc HVAC Technician in Kabul, Afghanistan

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HVAC Technician

Reports to: HVAC Supervisor

Performance Location: The individual filling this position will be supporting PAE on a contract for the US Department of State and working at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required while working on projects at other locations in Afghanistan. Percentage of travel will vary significantly but on average is expected to be less than 10% of the total time.

Working Environment: The candidate will work in a traditional office setting as well as construction and maintenance sites including exposure to the dangers inherent with traveling to and working on such sites.

Work Schedule: This position works ten hours/day six days a week minimum. The candidate participates in a duty phone rotation and must be willing to quickly respond to emergencies and contingencies as they occur to ensure the continued 24/7 operations of the facilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a full range of HVAC Services to the Embassy and all satellite sites under the direction of the AEK HVAC Supervisor including repair of environmental-control systems using knowledge of chillers, refrigeration theory, pipefitting, structural layout, and troubleshooting.

  • Mount compressor, condenser units and air handlers using hand tools following blueprint, engineering specifications and manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Ability to use sheet metal hand tools and shop fabrication equipment.

  • Measure, cut and assemble PVC and copper tubing and fittings, including braze/solder copper/copper, copper/brass, and copper/steel.

  • Connect blower motors (1/4-70hp), compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and connect control panels to power source.

  • Replace defective breaker controls, contactors, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units using electrician’s hand tools.

  • Install, repair, maintain and service air conditioners, including filters.

  • Installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC piping systems and line sets.

  • Maintain, repair, and replace Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:

The HVAC Technician shall have the following experience for this position:

  • Knowledge in the discipline of operations and maintenance projects in an austere international environment is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in Operations and Maintenance services, with a minimum of three years’ experience in physical plant and building operations of large facilities.

  • Experience with York and Multistack chillers up to 270 tons is preferred.

  • Prior experience with Siemens and Honeywell DDC BAS systems is preferred.

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-cultural workforce.

  • Must have good organizational and communication skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently. Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and prepare daily reports and work orders.


  • Completion of an HVAC/Refrigeration Apprentice program with a Journeyman Certificate.

  • An AS degree in HVAC/Refrigeration from a two year college and/or equivalent field experience is preferred.

  • High school diploma or GED required.

Language Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively communicate with employees, management and the client.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • State issued HVAC/Refrigeration license.

  • Boiler Operator license is preferred

  • Certificate of completion from a recognized apprenticeship program.

Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position.


  • Must have an active Secret security clearance.

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.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.