BAS Technician in Baghdad at PAE

Date Posted: 8/5/2020

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Job Description

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BAS Technician

BAS Technician (AN)

The BAS Technician will be based at one of four PAE sites in 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 ensuring professional and quality services are provided to the Customer in accordance with program requirements and will report to the BAS Supervisor. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Monitor the Building Automation System (BAS) which controls all mechanical and electrical systems including monitoring of AHU control parameters, VAV boxes, equipment scheduling and operations, and lighting controls. 
  • Check the panel a minimum of every four hours, and provides on-call service 24/7 for problems or emergencies. 
  • Stay in constant radio communication with field staff to ensure optimum functioning of all systems.
  • Maintain and repair BAS modules, panels, components and fiber optic lines.
  • Perform quarterly calibrations and repairs on all BAS devices.
  • Maintain secure BAS documentation in a neat and professional manner.
  • Responsible for daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, including employee performance reviews and any other first line supervisor administrative duties required
  • Schedule personnel, including shifts and rotations, to maintain acceptable levels of service at all times, including support for short-notice projects
  • Assign tasks, establish and enforce standards of conduct and performance in the work environment.
  • Inspect and audit in-process and completed work, to ensure work meets SOW and quality standards.
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks under austere conditions, to perform job functions in an orderly manner.
  • Manage required staff.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
    • Five (5) years’ experience as a Journeyman BAS Technician or HVAC Mechanic.
    • Experience with equipment such as Invensys I/A, Siemens, Honeywell Series systems, Andover Controls, and Reliable Controls.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • 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.
  • Education: Associates degree or higher in an engineering discipline. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of college degree.
  • Licenses and Certifications: Valid drivers’ 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: Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret level clearance for the duration of your employment..
  • 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.
  • Experience working with PAE.


  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting O&M functions at an overseas facility.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong 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.


This position may be located in a war zone in a contingency environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. The employee may be expected to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time; be capable of running, ‘duck & cover’, during emergencies without putting himself or others at risk; and, work a schedule of minimum 6 days per week and 10 hours per day.  While performing the duties of this job the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - during the summer months it can reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit/66 degrees Celsius.  Additionally, to ensure that safety, health, and security measures within the contract are met, all employees shall be literate in English (read, write, speak and understand).

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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