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Concrete and Masonry Specialist (Baghdad, Iraq)

Government and Military

Arts and Information Specialist


Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

The Concrete & Masonry Specialist will be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for construction support on small construction, remodeling and renovation projects 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.
  • Repair, maintain and alter buildings.
  • Mix mortar, lay bricks and/or concrete sidewalks.
  • Make and repair steps, install and repair tile floors, and perform carpentry work incidental to masonry work.
  • Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, or curbs to specified textures.
  • Use hand tools or power tools, including floats, trowels, and screeds.
  • Direct and operate a concrete truck.
  • Spread concrete into inaccessible sections of forms, using rake or shovel.
  • Level concrete to specified depth and workable consistency; finishing concrete surfaces, using power trowel, wet and rub concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish; removing rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces; molding expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge.
  • May specialize in finishing steps and stairways and may break up and repair old concrete
    surfaces, using pneumatic tools; or may produce colored or textured finishes by adding colored stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder on concrete to produce prescribed finish.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports on concrete projects for the Management.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Six (6) years’ comparable experience at the Journeyman level as mason or trade school training in concert repair and new concert construction.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in supporting contract
      responsibilities at an overseas facility.
    • Ability to work unsupervised and use initiative when necessary. Deal with conflicting priorities calmly and effectively
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Professional software with MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Internet Explorer.
    • 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.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • 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.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED. Certificate from a vocational program is preferred.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications:
    • As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts, candidates must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
    • Valid drivers’ license
  • 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.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum 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 Amentum / PAE.

Amentum 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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