Elevator Technician in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 7/12/2020

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Job Description

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Elevator Technician

Reports to: PAE-AEK Elevator Systems Supervisor

Performance Location: The individual filling this position will be supporting PAE on a contract for the US Department of State and working at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Periodic travel with extended overnight stays may be required while working on projects in other locations in Afghanistan. Percentage of travel will vary significantly but on average is expected to be in the range of 10% of the total time.

Working Environment:  The candidate will work in a traditional office setting as well as construction and maintenance sites including exposure to the dangers inherent with working on and traveling to such sites.

Work Schedule: This position works ten hours/day six days a week minimum and is on call 24 hours a day. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tests, inspects, repairs and maintains Embassy, Consulate and TDY house

    Elevators. Coordinates and monitors the work for contract elevator services with the DOS Facilities Manager.

  • Performs maintenance, repair, minor modifications and revisions of Embassy Complex electrical systems, electrical equipment, motor connections, controls and passenger elevators under technical direction of the Deputy Project Manager.
  • Repairs and maintains all electrical power supplies including service and distribution systems, main and distribution switchboards, panel boards, fuses, transformers, motor control centers, motor connections and starters; lighting including incandescent, fluorescent recessed, surface, weatherproof, vapor tight and underwater; dimmers, signal and fire alarm systems including pull stations, smoke detectors, sprinkler flow switches, supervisory valve and control panels.
  • Performs preventative maintenance in accordance with published schedules, operating procedures and equipment warranties. Provides 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.
  • Receives and accomplishes all work utilizing the Embassy work order system.
  • Complies with all related published directives, standard operating procedures and preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Performs repair of components such as rectifiers, inverters, associated generating and distributing equipment.
  • Analyzes malfunctions in electrical standby power systems, distribution systems, motor connections and controls by visual and auditory inspection and makes necessary adjustments and repairs.
  • Performs a wide variety of routine electrical maintenance and repair functions of general nature as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:

    The Elevator Technician shall have the following experience for this position:

  • Five years experience in the testing, inspection, repair and servicing of elevators.
  • Experience must include familiarity with working sketches, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams and manufacturers’ operations and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and prepare daily reports and work orders.
  • Ability to work effectively with multi-cultural workforce.
  • Previous work experience in an austere OCONUS environment is preferred.


  • Completion of elevator apprenticeship program.
  • High school diploma or GED required.

Language Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English especially as related to electrical and elevator documents.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively communicate with employees, management and the client.

    Licenses and Certifications: 

  • State issued elevator certification required.
  • Training certification from a major elevator manufacturer is preferred.
  • State issued electrical license is preferred.

Citizenship:  US Citizenship is required for this position.

Clearance:  Must have a USG issued Secret security clearance.

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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