PAE, Inc Plumber [Certified, Cleared] in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Plumber [Certified, Cleared]

PAE is looking to hire a PLUMBER to support the American Embassy Kabul contract in Kabul.

This position reports to Plumbing Supervisor. Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required while working on projects in 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 on construction and maintenance sites including exposure to the dangers inherent with such sites.

Work Schedule: This position works ten hours/day six days a week minimum. The candidate is on-call 24/7 and must be willing to quickly respond to all critical plumbing issues.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a full range of plumbing services to the embassy and all satellite sites under the direction of the AEK Plumbing Supervisor including installation and repair of pipes, fittings, fixtures and drainage systems.

  • Assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes; studies building plans and working drawings to determine required work tools and equipment, and sequence of installation.

  • Inspects structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening the structure resulting from pipe installation; locates and marks pipe and connection position and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors using tape measure, spirit level, and plumb bob.

  • Uses hand and power tools to cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings; uses a pipe cutter and pipe-threading machine to cut and thread pipes.

  • Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes made from metals or non­ metals; joins pipe using screws, bolts, flanges, fittings, solder or plastic solvent; fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to ensure system is not leaking.

  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners; repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers, mending leaking pipes, and opening clogged drains.

  • Maintains pool equipment including: sand filters, pumps and accessory equipment, chemical feed pumps, tubing and control system.

  • Assembles, installs, maintains and repairs pipes, fittings, insulation, valves and associated items for HVAC hot and chilled water piping systems including welding as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Plumber shall have the following experience for this position:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years hands on plumbing experience in operations and maintenance services with a minimum of three years of experience in large facility physical plant and building operations.

  • Five years of experience as a journeyman plumber.

  • Working knowledge of the codes of the HVAC and plumbing trades.

  • Welding experience is preferred.

  • Able to proactively analyze a situation and make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, plumbing codes and accepted trade practice.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the plumbing trade and related safety precautions and considerable skill required for the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and equipment.

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and prepare daily reports and work orders.

  • Must have good organizational and communication skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

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

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-cultural workforce.

  • Previous work experience in an austere OCONUS environment preferred.


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

  • High school diploma or GED required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed Journeyman Plumber is required.

  • Welding certification is preferred.

Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position.

Clearance: Must have an active Secret OR Top 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.