PAE, Inc Generator Mechanic in Basra, Iraq

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Generator Mechanic

The Generator Mechanic performs duties to maintain all of the prime power generators made by

Aggreko, AKSA, Caterpillar, Cummins, Honda, Perkins, Wilson and other manufacturers with

outputs ranging from 20 kW up to 1600 kW. This position will be based at one of the four (4)

PAE sites in Iraq and will report to the site Power Generation Supervisor. 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.

 Complete daily work assignments provided by supervisor.

 Maintain the Power Generation equipment at the site location.

 Perform preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation, and

modernization of all stationary diesel engines for prime and emergency power


 Test all work performed under his/her control.

 Correct all defects by adjusting, cleaning, repairing, and replacement of defective items

and components.

 Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with the Standard Operating Procedure

(SOP) to the Power Generation Supervisor.

 Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections, repairs, and maintenance.

 Maintain effective, timely, and respectful communication and interaction with other

employees, managers, and support other organizations.

 Collect, analyze, and summarize data for report preparation.

 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 hand, power

and shop tools.

 Take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on

specifications, safety, and electrical codes.

 Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control


 Perform other duties and specials projects as assigned.


 Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Five (5) years’ experience in operations and

maintenance of a large plant, facility, base, or municipality, with specific experience in

the maintenance and repair of diesel engines.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

o Hands-on knowledge regarding the maintenance and repair of stationary and

small engines.

o Knowledge and experience with hand, power, and shop tools of the trade.

o Knowledge of applicable Manufacturer Specifications and accepted trade


o Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards of the electrical

and mechanical trades, related safety precautions, and considerable skill

required for the installation, maintenance, and repair of power generation

systems and equipment.

o Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise

sound judgment and make decisions independently.

 Education: A high school diploma or GED.

 Licenses:

o Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record and valid truck driver’s license

from Home of Record.

o Certification as a Diesel Powered Generator Technician or five (5) years’

experience performing maintenance, troubleshooting and repair for

generators ranging from100kW to 1600kW.

 Security Vetting: Already possess a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to

obtain a favorable MRPT certification prior to being hired is required for the position.

Must maintain eligibility at the required certification level for the duration of the


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

 Citizenship: US Citizenship is not required.

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


 Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work

experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

 Relevant overseas generator mechanic experience

 Experience working with PAE.

 Experience working with SOP, sub-contractors, budgets, estimating, and working



 Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved in operating and maintaining diesel

engines 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 time management skills.

 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.

Willingness and ability to deploy to Iraq for extended periods is required. 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. Must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere and extreme environment.

  • 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.

  • Must 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.

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums.

  • Must possess satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health and security measures.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug free workplace.

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.

EEO is the Law Poster at


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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