PAE, Inc Elevator Mechanic in Multiple Locations, Iraq

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Elevator Mechanic

This is an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) position primarily based at the US Baghdad Embassy Complex (BEC), in Baghdad, Iraq and will be associated with the Operations and Maintenance Department. The Elevator Mechanic is part of a team that is responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems, and accessory components to ensure proper certification and licensing, and continuous operation of 24 Embassy elevators. This position reports to the Elevator Supervisor. 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.

  • Locates and determines causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems using test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters; disassembles defective units and repairs or replaces parts including locks, gears, cables, and faulty safety devices.

  • Lubricates bearings and other parts to minimize friction.

  • Installs or repairs generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment

  • Works from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications to locate and diagnose trouble in the equipment

  • Experience with Otis GEN2 MRL and Kone MRL elevators a plus.

  • Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with published schedules, operating procedures and equipment warranties. Provides input to upgrade content and frequency of preventative maintenance tasks.

  • Conducts tests of equipment using voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, continuity testers, feeler gauges, frequency counters and other test equipment considered tools of the trade.

  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.


  • Experience must include familiarity with working sketches, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams and manufacturers’ operations and maintenance manuals.

  • Knowledge of applicable US Electrical Codes and acceptable trade practices also

  • Familiar with annual maintenance requirements of electrical and mechanical systems.


  • Education: A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • Certification: A government issued certification/license or elevator manufacturer certificate is required.

  • Security Vetting: Must obtain a favorable MRPT certification as required by the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract.

  • Language Skills: Strong English communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is not required for this position.

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

  • Driver’s License: Driver’s License from Home of Record (HOR)


  • Relevant overseas elevator experience.

  • Experience working with PAE.

  • Knowledge of Otis service tool and Kone kcm831 controllers is a plus

  • Journeyman electrician with a minimum of five years’ experience in general building electrical maintenance and repair.


  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer services.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at one time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, and Excel.

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

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.


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.