PAE, Inc Water Plant Supervisor in Arlington, Virginia

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Water Plant Supervisor

Water / Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq.

The Water / Wastewater Treatment Supervisor will take ownership of all Union 3 facility water treatment systems and equipment. This position reports to the Utilities Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

The Water / Wastewater Treatment Supervisor will:

  • Provide daily work assignments and supervise all assigned Water Treatment Technicians performing various tasks related to potable and non-potable water treatment processes

  • Perform work required for the preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation and modernization of all water purification and waste water treatment equipment for the Union III compound, including:

  • Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU)

  • Wells

  • Underground water storage tanks

  • Domestic water pumps, valves and other equipment

  • Cold water distribution pipes

  • Manholes

  • Exterior clean-outs

  • Holding tanks

  • Lift stations

  • Effluent tanks

  • Waste water treatment system

  • Ensure water quality testing and quality of potable water meets the requirements and guidelines specified in the August 2004 U.S. Department of State (DOS) Drinking Water Safety Program from the Office of Safety/Health Environmental Management (SHEM)

  • Ensure the water supply, purification and distribution system is operational twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred sixty-five days a year (24X7X365) with N+1 redundancy

  • Ensure that disposal of sludge and effluent is approved by DOD and in accordance with local laws

  • Ensure that any pre-designated outages or maintenance that reduces redundancy of the systems are coordinated with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) a minimum of five days in advance

  • Ensure that qualified technicians respond to emergencies within two hours, twenty-four hours a day

  • Supervise repairs of system malfunctions by methods to include replacing burned out elements, fuses, and defective piping, cleaning and repairing motors and components

  • Supervise the collection of water samples from various locations, the recording of data for regulatory reports, and the adjustment of chemical feed rates

  • Operate multiple water treatment systems, raw water wells, chemical feed systems and monitor storage tank levels throughout the site

  • Conduct water sampling and analysis as required for compliance and process control

  • Perform maintenance on in-plant water systems

  • Maintain and calibrate hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required

  • Follow PAE’s environmental, health, and safety policies, and be an active advocate of a safe work place

  • Perform data collection and record keeping of various systems in operation according to prescribed schedules

  • Interpret system operation readings and make recommendations for necessary corrective actions

  • Test components such as motors and controls for safety and efficiency, using standard test equipment and by observing functions

  • Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with Statement of Work (SOW) to the Operations Manager

  • Assist in developing the Statement of Work (SOW) when requested

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections

  • Maintain effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with employees, managers, support staff and other organizations

  • Perform administrative tasks including material ordering, inventory, work scheduling

  • Collect, analyze and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports

  • Maintain the appropriate technical library and record-keeping which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities

  • Be responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts

  • Maintain and calibrate hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required

  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for domestic consumption

  • Take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and applicable codes

  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms

  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

  • Must be certified in water purification and waste water treatment. Completion of an Apprentice program with Journeyman certificates in water purification and/or waste water treatment, or have an AA/AS degree from a two year college and/or equivalent field experience is strongly preferred.

  • Requires a minimum of five years’ experience in water purification and waste water treatment operations with a minimum of three years’ experience in municipal water treatment, municipal water distribution, and/or operation of well systems, water treatment operation, and repair in an overseas location

  • Work experience on Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU) is required

  • Must have knowledge of all principles and processes involved in the repair, maintenance, installation, and modernization of water/waste water treatment for buildings and grounds at an overseas facility

  • Requires knowledge and experience with the storage and handling of chlorine and other industrial chemicals

  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations is essential in light industrial work environment is required

  • Must have knowledge of applicable U.S. Codes and accepted trade practices

  • Requires knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical and mechanical trades, and the related safety precautions

  • Must have good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

  • Experience working with PAE is desired

  • Prefer someone with experience working with SOW, sub-contractors, budgets, estimating, working drawings and as-builts

  • Must have knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer services

  • Requires the 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 is required

  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Requires advanced computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

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

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

  • Strong professional English communication skills, both oral and written

  • Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination

  • US Citizenship is required for this position

  • Must possess or be able to obtain an active, verifiable DoD or DoS clearance (minimum Secret, or higher as required by the position). Must maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract.

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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