HVACR Technician

Job Overview

The HVACR Technician will be based at the Baghdad Embassy Compound (BEC) in Iraq and will serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State.  This position will be responsible for providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration maintenance and repair and will report to the HVAC Lead and CPP 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.
  • Report to and receive assignments, instructions, and direction from the Lead HVACR Tech or the CPP Supervisor.
  • Read and interpret instructions and documentation and plans work activities.
  • Move materials and equipment to work locations and sets up work site.
  • Maintain, repair, and replace or installs a broad range of HVACR equipment and support systems for embassy operation and maintenance activities.
  • Complete records maintain tools and equipment and perform various clean-up activities.
  • Be responsible for the servicing and repairing environmental-control systems using their knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, structural layout, and troubleshooting
  • Mount compressor, condenser units, air handler using hand tools following blueprint, engineering specifications and manufacture recommendations.
  • Repair and fabricate ductwork using sheet metal hand tools and shop fabrication equipment.
  • Measure, cut, and assemble PVC and copper tubing and fittings, including braze/soldering copper/copper, copper/brass, and copper/steel.
  • Connect blower motors (1/4-70hp), compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and connect control panels to power source.
  • Troubleshoot and replace defective breaker controls, contactors, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units using electrician’s hand tools.
  • Install, repair, replace, maintain, troubleshoot, and service air conditioners, condensing units, air cooled chillers and air handlers, including filters.
  • Work independently, be self-motivated, delegate assignments, responsibility and direct subordinates to meet schedules and objectives.
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
  • DX experience on larger units (5-100 tons). Must have hands-on experience with repairs, troubleshooting, and maintenance on these types of systems.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Operations and Maintenance services.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in physical plant and building operations of large facilities.
  • Two (2) years’ experience related to HVAC.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in overseas work.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • 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.
    • Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and prepare daily reports and work orders.
    • 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.
    • 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.  Vocational diploma in HVAC or completion of an Apprentice program. Journeyman certificate can be used in lieu of vocational diploma
  • 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 Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification 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.



  • Completion of an Apprentice program with a Journeyman Certificate; or Universal HVAC/Refrigeration Certificate; or AAS degree in HVAC/R from a two year accredited college, and/or equivalent field experience preferred: Equivalent experience in a trade related field, that is; electrical, plumbing, construction, which would apply to the HVAC Trade.
  • Relevant overseas HVAC experience preferred.
  • Strongly preferred is extensive experience with air cooled chillers with screw compressors.
  • Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is 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.


Labor Law Posters


EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans