PAE, Inc Water Wastewater Technician in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Water Wastewater Technician

Reports to: Water Wastewater 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 and/or its outlying sites in Kabul, Afghanistan. Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required while working on projects and 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, is on-call 24/7 and must be willing to quickly respond to all critical customer service issues as required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of two water distribution systems, two reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU), two activated sludge wastewater plants and one batch reactor wastewater plant. Systems must be operational 24 hours per day 365 days per year.

  • Custodial responsibility for work areas and management of tools, equipment and spare parts for the water/waste treatment plants.

  • Repair, maintenance, installation, and modernization of water/waste water treatment for buildings and grounds.

  • Operate, maintain, repair and inspect reverse osmosis water purification units.

  • Collection of water/waste water samples, lab testing and analysis, recording data for regulatory reports and adjusting chemical feed rates accordingly.

  • Operates multiple water treatment systems, raw water wells, chemical feed systems and monitors storage tank levels throughout the site.

  • Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.

  • Interprets system operation readings and make recommendations for needed corrective actions.

  • Maintains effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, supervisors, and support organizations.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:

  • Three years of experience in municipal water/wastewater treatment, municipal water distribution or operation of well systems and water/wastewater treatment systems.

  • Previous supervisory experience in an austere OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce.

  • Knowledge of the techniques, equipment, materials and regulations used in the maintenance and repair of water/wastewater treatment equipment and systems.

  • Knowledge and experience with the storage and handling of chlorine and other industrial chemicals.

  • Work experience on wastewater treatment plants and reverse osmosis water purification units is mandatory.


A Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator vocational diploma or completion of an Apprentice program is preferred.

Language Requirement:

  • Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English including reading and using building diagrams and technical manuals

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

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Water/Wastewater certification or equivalent experience.


  • US Citizenship is not required for this position.


  • Must have a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or the ability to obtain one

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.