PAE, Inc General Motors Maintenance Mechanic in Baghdad, Iraq

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General Motors Maintenance Mechanic

Job Description

PAE is seeking a General Motors Certified Mechanic that will be based in Iraq and will report to the Site Motor Pool Supervisor. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments on General Motors engines and vehicles for such things as fluid levels, hoses, belts, brakes, tires, and clutches; change filters and oil, and lubricate vehicles and motor driven equipment.

  • Tune gas and diesel engines and, as needed, replace spark plugs, fuel filters, injectors and turbo chargers.

  • Brake System: Repair or replace shoes, pads, drums, hoses, calipers, and cylinders.

  • Cooling System: Flush radiator, replace hoses and thermostat, repair or replace radiator and water pump. Drive System: Repair and replace drive shaft, differential, axle, transmission, and clutch.

  • Electrical System: Repair or replace fuses, batteries, lights, instruments, warning devices, controls and switches, computer controls, modules, alternators, starters, and defective cables and wiring.

  • Exhaust and Emissions Control System: Replace mufflers,manifolds, catalyticconverters, and pipes.

  • Heating and Air Conditioning System: Repair or replace heater cores, condensers, compressors, hoses, and controls; recharge air conditioning systems.

  • Hydraulic and Air Systems: Repair or replace hoses, valves, cylinders, compressors, and pumps.

  • Steering and Suspension System: Repairs rack and pinion, steering systems. Align and balance wheels, repair or replace tie rods, ball joints, gear boxes, shock absorbers, springs, steering linkage, kingpins, power steering, hoses, and pumps.

  • Diagnose problems, disassemble units, repair or replace parts, and reassemble units in the following systems:

  • Overhaul GM engines, replace engines, and rebuild vehicle components.

  • Fabricate, modify, and install special equipment or replacement parts.

  • Maintain service logs and records of maintenance on vehicles and motorized equipment.

  • Keep tools, equipment, and work area clean, organized, and in good working condition.

  • May assist in training lower-level workers in automotive mechanic techniques.

  • Road test vehicles.

  • Complete records, maintain tools and equipment, and perform various clean-up activities.

  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment.

  • Perform other duties and activities as directed.


  • Must have ten (10) years’ experience working with GeneralMotors vehicles.

  • Must have prior demonstrated experience working with General Motors engines and vehicles.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Must have 10 years’ experience working with GeneralMotors vehicles.

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED. Must have valid ASE or similar certification to work specifically on GeneralMotors vehicles.

  • Licenses: Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record and valid truck driver’s license from Home of Record.

  • Security Vetting: Must possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance and maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract.

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

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required.

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


  • Relevantoverseas GeneralMotors engine & automotive mechanical experience.

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

  • Experience working with PAE.


  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in supporting automotive mechanical functions at an overseas facility.

  • Knowledge of automotive repairs and maintenance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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