HVACR Supervisor in Baghdad at PAE

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

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HVACR Supervisor

HVACR Supervisor (AN)

The HVACR Supervisor 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. The HVACR Supervisor will take ownership of all site and related projects to include the service and repair of environmental control systems using direct knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, structural layout, and troubleshooting. This position will assume complete responsibility for installation and repair of all HVACR equipment-related operation and maintenance, preventative maintenance, repair and installation and will report to the 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.


  • 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.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair site HVACR systems including: air-cooled chillers, Direct Exchange units, air handling units, filters and Chemical Biological filters (if applicable), ductwork, dampers, actuators, fans, cold water lines, heating and cooling units, fan coil units, electric reheats, diffusers, vents, VAV boxes, exhaust fans, supply fans, smoke exhaust fans, fresh air ducts, control valves, cooling coils and ventilation systems for laundry rooms, kitchens, and rest rooms.
  • Schedule personnel, including shifts and rotations, to maintain acceptable levels of service at all times.
  • Assign tasks, establish, and enforce standards of conduct and performance in the work environment.
  • Inspect and audit work in process and completed work to ensure completed work meets applicable codes, quality standards and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage tools and inventory to ensure proper accountability and adequate supply levels to meet routine operational needs and reasonable surges and non-routine requests.
  • Complete quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Provide verbal and written input on policies, plans and procedures, and other administrative tasks. 
  • Mount compressors, condenser units, and air handling units, following blueprints, engineering specifications and manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment and spare parts for the HVAC operation.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Two (2) years’ experience as a master HVAC Technician, ten (10) years’ experience as a Journeyman HVAC Technician, or meet any state licensing board requirements for a master HVAC Technician license.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of applicable US Codes, International Mechanical Code 2012,  and acceptable trade practices.
    • Strong knowledge of appliance operations and repairs.
    • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
    • 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.
    • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
    • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
    • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED. HVAC vocational diploma or completed an apprentice program with a Journeyman license or equivalent experience.
  • Licenses and Certifications:
    • Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record
    • Current Master HVAC Technician license (must hold prior to hire date or able to obtain a Master HVAC Technician license within 180 days employment).
    • Section 608 certification
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required.
  • Medical: 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.


  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.
  • Experience working with PAE.


This 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. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees 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.

PAE is a drug-free workplace.

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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