Water Systems, Lead

Job Overview

The Water Systems Technician, Lead will be based at one of Amentum 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 performing work required for the preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, repair, installation and modernization of all water purification and waste water treatment equipment for the site and will report to the Water Systems 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.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of Union water maintenance and repairs tasks, including:
    • Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU)
    • Ground Water Wells
    • Water storage tanks
    • Domestic water pumps, valves and other equipment
    • Cold water distribution pipes
    • Manholes
    • Exterior clean-outs
    • Holding tanks
    • Lift stations
  • Ensure the water quality testing and quality of potable water meets the requirements and guidelines specified in the Department of State (DOS) Drinking Water Safety Program from the Office of Safety/Health Environmental Management (SHEM).
  • Ensure the water supply, purification and distribution system is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred sixty-five days a year (24X7X365) with N+1 redundancy.
  • Ensure that disposal of sludge and effluent is approved by DOS and in accordance with local laws.
  • Support repairs of systems malfunctions by such methods as replacing burned out elements, fuses, and replacing defective pipe, cleaning and repairing motors and components.
  • Collect water samples from various locations, record data for regulatory reports, and adjust chemical feed rates.
  • Operate multiple water treatment systems, raw water wells, chemical feed systems, and monitor storage tank levels throughout the site.
  • Sample and analyze water as required for compliance and process control.
  • Maintain in-plant water systems and performs assigned general housekeeping duties.
  • Maintain and calibrate hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for domestic consumption.
  • Follow company’s environmental, health, and safety policies, and be an active advocate of a safe work place.
  • Collect and record data of various systems in operation according to prescribed schedules.
  • Interpret system operation readings and make recommendations for needed corrective actions.
  • Test components, such as motors and controls, for safety and efficiency, using standard test equipment and by observing functions.
  • Report any malfunctions or lack of compliance with Statement of Work (SOW) to Amentum Management.
  • Maintain effective, timely, and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, managers, and supports in other organizations.
  • Perform other administrative tasks including ordering material, inventorying, scheduling work.
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize data for report preparation and submit written reports.
  • Maintain the appropriate technical library and record-keeping, which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
  • Be responsible for facility custodianship of work area and management of tools, equipment, and spare parts.
  • Maintain and calibrate hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for domestic consumption.
  • Take initiative to analyze a situation and to make frequent technical decisions based on specifications, safety, and applicable codes.
  • Evaluate operational effectiveness and develop/maintain effective operational control mechanisms.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
    • Three (3) years’ experience in water purification and waste water treatment operations in an overseas location.
    • Experience on Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU).



  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in the repair, maintenance, installation, and modernization of water/waste water treatment for buildings and grounds at an overseas facility.
    • Must have good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
    • 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: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Licenses and Certifications: 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 PAE/Amentum.




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.


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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