PAE, Inc Elevator Mechanic, Lead in Baghdad, Iraq

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Elevator Mechanic, Lead

The Elevator Mechanic, Lead will be based at the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems, and ancillary components to ensure proper certification and licensing, and continuous operation of Embassy elevators and will report to the O&M Manager, Assistant. 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. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Lead a team of mechanics.

  • Locate and determine causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems using test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters. Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications to locate and diagnose trouble in the equipment.

  • Disassemble defective units and repair or replace parts including locks, gears, cables, and faulty safety devices.

  • Lubricate bearings and other parts to minimize friction.

  • Install or repair transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment.

  • Perform preventative maintenance in accordance with published schedules, operating procedures, and equipment warranties. Provide 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.

  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:

  • Three (3) years’ experience in the testing, inspection, repair, and servicing of elevators.

  • Experience with Otis Service Tool.

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

  • Experience in a leadership role.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

  • Familiarity with annual maintenance requirements and load testing procedures.

  • Ability to lead a team of mixed nationalities.

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED and successful completion of all required training courses and field work that led to certification in elevator maintenance.

  • Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.

  • Certification in elevator maintenance on the state level or from a major elevator manufacturer.

  • Security Vetting: Already possess an active DoD or DoS Secret clearance or be able to obtain a favorable Secret clearance prior to being hired. Must maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract.

  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required.

  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by PAE and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.


  • Experience with Otis GEN2 MRL Elevators is highly desirable.

  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.

  • Experience working with PAE.


  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in operating and maintaining elevators at an overseas facility.

  • Experience providing excellent customer services.

  • 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.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

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

  • 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.

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