PAE, Inc Cable Technician in Baghdad, Iraq

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Cable Technician

The Cable Technician’s primary responsibilities include the installation of Inside/Outside Plant copper and fiber optic cables, terminating all types of fiber optic connectors and installing cable in a manner consistent with Army regulations and Industry Standards and practices (ANSI/TIA/EIA/OSHA/NFPA).

This position is based out of Baghdad, Iraq and my require travel to other sites within Iraq.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Perform site surveys, perform testing on fiber and copper cables, be able to perform quality control on his/her work and participate in the planning stages of future projects

  • Carry out day to day processes within the communications infrastructure to include the pulling, testing, toning, labeling, troubleshooting, and repairing of inside and outside plant wiring

  • Supports field engineers

  • Review and update facility drawings to facility manager.

  • Utilize broad background in communication electronics and cabling infrastructure in order to fulfill various communication requirements

  • Provide inside/outside cabling installations, install new lines and repair existing DSN phone lines and LAN lines using various media including but not limited to single and multi-mode fiber optic cable, CAT5e, CAT5 and RG59

  • Other duties as assigned

  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a cable technician

  • High School diploma, or equivalent

  • Must be willing to travel/deploy extensively, sometimes to hazardous duty areas to include Southwest Asia (SWA)

  • Extensive knowledge of inside and outside cable plant infrastructure, engineering, installation, and testing ability to work with minimal supervision


  • US Citizenship

  • Active Secret security clearance

  • Must meet overseas medical deployment qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Technical training equivalent to a technical Associate degree

  • BICSI registered Technician

  • Knowledge of NFPA / OSHA / ANSI-EIA-TIA standards and practices

  • Excellent customer service skills and demeanor

  • Demonstrated self-starter and demonstrated ability to independently resolve problems

  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced environment with short timelines

  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in difficult situations

  • Ability to maintain high quality work to manage multiple critical projects

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of customers

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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