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Plumber, Lead

Government and Military



Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

The Plumber Lead will be based at one of three 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 provides supervision, leadership, oversight and associated responsibilities for LCC plumbing projects. Performs a variety of plumbing trade functions such as the installation, maintenance or repair of equipment such as water heaters, showers, toilets, urinals and sinks; water, sewage and irrigation pipe installations and water tank installations. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing plumbing requirements on small construction, remodeling or renovation projects. This is a technical position based in Iraq. The Plumber Lead will report to the LCC Site 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.
  • Provide a full range of plumbing services to the embassy and all satellite sites under the direction of the LCC Supervisor including installation and repair of pipes, fittings, fixtures and drainage systems.
  • Provides supervision, leadership and oversight for LCC assigned plumbing projects.
  • Prepares all work permits and safety documentation for assigned projects.
  • Assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes.
  • Inspect structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening the structure resulting from pipe installation.
  • Study building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.
  • Perform structure inspections to ascertain obstructions to avoid preventing weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
  • Locate and mark position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors, using ruler, spirit level and plumb bob.
  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Cut and thread pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch, and pipe-threading machine.
  • Bend pipe to required angle by use of pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand.
  • Assemble and install valves, pipefittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Join pipe by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and calks joints.
  • Fill pipe system with water or air and read pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.
  • Install and repair plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Ten (10) years’ experience, the last five (5) of which are at the Journeyman level.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • 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/Certification: A high school diploma or GED and a master Plumber License or Certification from a US State Licensing Board. A current license Number and expiry date shall be provided in the applicant’s resume and the online application.
  • Licenses and Certifications: Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, at the time of applying, candidates must possess a valid passport of home country (or have started the process of obtaining one) with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
  • 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: Professional, oral and written English communication skills.
  • 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.

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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