Water/Waste water Treatment Technician in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Water/Waste water Treatment Technician

Reports to: PAE Water Services Technician

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 on other locations in Afghanistan.  Percentage of travel will vary significantly but on average is expected to be less than 10% of the total time.

Working Environment:  The candidate will work in a traditional office setting as well as on 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.  The Water/Waste Water Treatment Technician is on call 24/7, participates in a duty phone rotation and must be able to quickly respond to afterhours issues.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Water/Waste Water Treatment (W/WWT) Technician will perform work required for the operation, maintenance, repair, installation, and modernization of water/waste water treatment systems for buildings and grounds on a multi building campus including:

  • Provides operation and maintenance of all aspects for the AEK water and waste water treatment systems (W/WWTS) including multiple water treatment systems, raw water wells and chemical feed systems.
  • Coordinates activities of the AEK W/WWTS team to meet goals in terms of performance, objectives/standards, service delivery, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Implements project specific plans, long range work schedules and delegates specific duties to subordinates.
  • Implements W/WWTS related aspects of general and specialized maintenance, repairs and related small construction projects.
  • Works with a team of 5 to 15 multi-national W/WWTS technicians and provides coordination, training and development for assigned team.
  • Inspects work performed by tradesmen to ensure it meets contract requirements, specifications, codes and established industry standards.
  • Operates and maintains water well systems and related controls.
  • Controls treatment plant equipment to purify and clarify water for domestic consumption in accordance with SHEM, WHO and EPA guidelines for potable water systems.
  • Independently operates, inspects, maintains and repairs reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU).
  • Collects water samples from various locations, records data for regulatory reports and adjusts chemical feed rates as required for compliance and process control.
  • Maintains and calibrates monitoring, testing and treatment equipment as required.
  • Reviews W/WWTS related work orders and work order reports to ensure work is completed on-time.
  • Conducts inventory of current stock and orders materials to ensure W/WWTS related supplies and equipment are available in adequate amounts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:

The W/WWTS Technician shall have the following experience for this position:

  • Five years’ experience operating potable water treatment plant(s) for a large multi building complex.
  • Five years’ experience operating waste water treatment plant(s) on a large multi building complex.
  • Five years’ experience and a solid working knowledge of water collection, testing, analysis and reporting in accordance with SHEM, WHO and EPA guidelines for domestic potable and waste water treatment systems. 
  • Three years’ experience in an OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce is preferred.
  • Five years’ experience with hands on knowledge as required to operate   Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units of 60K Gal/Day capacity or larger and waste water treatment plants of 75K Gal/Day or larger is mandatory.
  • Three years’ experience in a supervisory role for a municipal water/wastewater treatment facility is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the maintenance and repair of water/wastewater treatment equipment and systems.


  • The ideal candidate will have formal training in Water and Waste Water Treatment Systems.
  • High school diploma or GED is required.

Language Requirement: 

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

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • Certification/License as a State Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Certification/License as a State Water Treatment Operator.

Citizenship:  US Citizenship is required for this position.

Clearance:  Must have an active 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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