PAE, Inc FEBR Gates & Barriers Technician in Multiple Locations, Iraq

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FEBR Gates & Barriers Technician

The FEBR Gates & Barriers 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 take ownership of all pedestrian and vehicular gates and barrier control systems and assist on locksmithing operations, which include cypher lock installation and maintenance. This position will report to the FEBR Gates & Barriers Supervisor or the Physical Security 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.

 Perform gates and barriers services as required below:

o Inspect, clean, lubricate, and perform preventive maintenance (PM) on the physical security electric and hydraulic pedestrian and vehicular control systems, located at the compound access control (CAC) points.

o Verify that all gates and barriers are operational and perform maintenance and repairs based on Manufacturer’s requirements and in accordance with the PAE O&M plan.

o Trouble-shoot problems, utilize test equipment and meters, and assist with installation of new electrical and electro-mechanical devices.

o Submit reports to the O&M Manager on a scheduled basis.

 Assist in developing the Statement of Work (SOW) when requested.

 Report any problems or lack of compliance with the SOW or O&M plan, to the O&M Manager.

 Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections.

 Maintain the appropriate technical library and record-keeping, which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.

 Maintain effective, timely, and respectful communication and interaction with other employees and managers, and support other organizations.

 Perform other administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying, and scheduling work.

 Collect, analyze, and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports.

 Responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment, and spare parts.

 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 mechanisms.

 Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


 Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:

o Five (5) years’ general security system maintenance experience with security controls equipment.

o Three (3) years’ general security operations and maintenance (O&M) experience in an overseas setting.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

o Knowledge of applicable U.S. Codes and accepted trade practices.

o Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards and related safety precautions associated with security gates and barriers systems and equipment.

o Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

o Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.

o Experience providing excellent customer services.

o 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.

o Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

o Excellent organizational and time management skills.

o Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

o Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

o Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

o Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

 Education: A high school diploma or GED. Completion of an Apprentice program with a Journeyman Electrician Certificate, an AA/AS trade’s degree from a two-year college or equivalent field experience.

 Licenses and Certifications: Valid drivers’ license and truck drivers’ license from Home of Record.

 Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or 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 not 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 with a multi-national workforce is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

 Experience working with TSS, cypher locks, and power hanger doors.

 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.

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.

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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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