PAE, Inc Carpentry Supervisor in Baghdad, Iraq

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Carpentry Supervisor

This is a trade’s supervisory position, at the Baghdad Diplomatic Service Center in Baghdad, Iraq. The Carpentry Supervisor will take ownership of all BDSC painting, office and residential relocation and minor furniture repair services. This position reports to the BDSC O&M Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. The Carpentry Supervisor provides daily work assignments and supervises a multi-national workforce of Locksmith’s and Carpenter’s.

  • Performs carpentry services such as:

  • Carpet installation and replacement

  • Tile and linoleum replacement

  • Windows, window frames, and screens

  • Stair repairs including treading stairs

  • Make and install signs

  • Coat rack and similar fixture installation

  • Drywall, steel studs, ceiling tracks and ceiling tile layout and installation

  • Performs painting services as required for:

  • Maintenance areas

  • Piping and equipment

  • Office and residential areas

  • Installation of Steelcase office furniture

  • Performs minor furniture repair services, including repair services that can be resolved on site within an eight hour timeframe. These may include:

  • Bookcases

  • Cabinets

  • Shelves

  • Chairs

  • Tables

  • Doors and door bolts

  • Doorframes

  • Manages, coordinates and implements relocation of staff for both office and residential areas. This includes coordination of the delivery and installation of office and residential furniture from the warehouse

  • Reports any problems or lack of compliance with Statement of Work (SOW) to the Assistant Operations Manager-O&M.

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled inspections.

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

  • Maintains effective, timely and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, managers, and supports other organizations.

  • Performs other administrative tasks including material ordering, inventory, work scheduling

  • Collects, analyzes and summarizes data for report preparation and submits written reports.

  • Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts.

  • Must be able to take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety and electrical codes.

  • Must be able to evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of eight years general carpentry experience in operations and maintenance services, with a minimum of three years’ operations and maintenance (O&M) experience in an overseas setting.

  • Training and experience with rough carpentry finish carpentry, cabinet making, furniture repair and furniture construction is highly desired.

  • The Carpentry Supervisor should have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Roofing - shingle and sheet-metal

  • Concrete form construction including mixing and finishing.

  • Carpeting including laying tile carpet and runner carpeting

  • Painting including knowledge of different kinds of paint and application methods

  • Flooring types and installation

  • Operation of all normal fixed and portable carpentry shop tools

  • Knowledge of applicable U.S. Codes and accepted trade practices.

  • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the carpentry, painting and furniture repair trades and related safety precautions.

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


  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required.

  • Security Requirements: Must possess or be able to obtain a verifiable Secret or Top Secret Security clearance and maintain eligibility at the required clearance level for the duration of the contract.

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Completion of an Apprentice program with a Journeyman Carpentry Certificate or an AA/AS trade’s degree from a two year college and/or equivalent field experience is strongly preferred.

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

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


  • Previous OCONUS experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

  • Experience working with PAE.

  • Experience working with SOW, sub-contractors, budgets, estimating, working drawings and as-builts.


  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in operating and supporting carpentry, painting and minor furniture repair functions at an overseas facility.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for 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.

  • Advanced 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.

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