PAE, Inc Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Technician in Multiple Locations, Iraq

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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Technician

The Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Technician will be based at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. 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.

  • Perform electrical testing and using inspection tools such as insulation testers, power factor testing, voltage, current and resistance testing, and thermography.

  • Test mechanical systems such as pumps, fans & louvers, heat exchangers, bearing types and uses, refrigeration loops, HVAC systems, actuators & governors, and feedback control systems.

  • Power generation including diesel engines, 1MW+ alternators, bearing systems of the alternator and engine, their lubrication systems, fuel delivery systems, power transfer coupling systems, cooling systems, and the concepts related to the start-up, running, monitoring and shut-down of such power systems.

  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:

  • Two (2) years’ progressive responsibilities and directly related field engineering support expertise or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in testing related to O&M and RCM in a utilities equipment operations environment.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill with machine shop practices and tolerances and various machine shop measuring tools such as the micrometer, feeler gauges, ball gauge, dial indicator, and gauge and V-blocks.

  • Familiarity with the different kinds of oils and lubrications, and their specific applications.

  • Knowledge of testing fuels and lubricants.

  • Knowledge of motors, starters, transformers, load centers, pumps, and wiring.

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

  • 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.

  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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

  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

  • Education : A high school diploma or GED. Technical Degree from Community College (2 years) or equivalent schooling.

  • Licenses and Certifications: Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.

  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.

  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is not required.

  • Medical: 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.


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

  • Experience working with PAE.


This 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. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees 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.

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.