PAE, Inc HVAC Mechanic in Multiple Locations, United States

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HVAC Mechanic

PAE is seeking a HVAC Mechanic to provide support to our customer in an OCONUS location:

Essential Job Duties

  • Installs, services and repairs environmental-control systems in residences, department stores, office buildings, and other commercial establishments utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting and structural layout

  • Mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor using hand tools and following blueprints or engineering specifications

  • Fabricates, assembles and installs ductwork and chassis parts using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment

  • Installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system using hand tools.

  • Cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape as well as cutting and threading pipe using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment; joins tubing or pipes to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant; and installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit

  • Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels; connects control panels to power source; installs air and water filters in completed installation; injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems; and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure

  • Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper operation; tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution; wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands; replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units

  • May install, repair, and service air conditioners, ranging from fifteen to twenty tons cooling capacity in warehouses and small factory buildings

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Held within the last seven to ten years, an active Top Secret security clearance.

  • Five to seven years of experience as an HVAC Mechanic

  • High School diploma or equivalent five to seven years journey-level HVAC Completion of HVAC apprenticeship, FREON recovery certificate Consideration will be given to relevant professional experience commensurate with assignment

  • Ability to interpret and apply codes, blueprints, wiring diagrams and engineering drawings.

  • Knowledge of applicable US Codes and acceptable trade practices

  • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in operating and supporting supervisory HVAC functions in overseas work conditions

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service

  • 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

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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.