Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-191107-9758: Caterpillar Generator Certified Technician / Mechanic
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date11/7/2019

SOSi is seeking a 911 Operations Specialist for our current contract located on Camp Taji in Iraq.

  • Repairs / overhauls diesel engines (Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins, etc.)
  • Troubleshoots and inspects
  • Experience troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling of Caterpillar Generators, ideally Model 3516B
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions including ability to follow routine maintenance schedule
  • Must have ability to perform all aspects of generator maintenance and repairs
  • Qualified as a Certified Caterpillar Technician / Mechanic
  • Excellent knowledge of English both written and spoken 
  • Strong knowledge of CAT machine components and systems (ET and SIS Software)
  • Inspect engine or AC Alternator for conformance to standard.  Diagnoses cause of nonconformance
  • Identifies corrective action necessary to correct nonconformance.
  • Diagnoses and repairs equipment wiring.
  • Researches and orders repair/replacement parts; obtains parts from stock
  • Prepares paper work and documentation
  • Computer literate and good verbal communication skills
  • Performs other routine duties
  • Associate’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and three (3) years of experience directly related to Base Life Support Services
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with power generators, including at least 18 months at a Technician/Mechanic level
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certificate of Caterpillar accredited diesel school
  • Technician must be capable of performing preventive maintenance services, troubleshoot, repair and overhauling of Caterpillar, Cummins, FG Wilson Generator Set
  • Strong experience on Caterpillar 3516B engines, Cummins KTA50-G3, Perkins 2800 & 4012 Series
  • Valid Driver’s License 
  • Ability to interpret and apply manufacturer repair manuals, technical specifications, schematics, engineering drawings, and diagnostic tools
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to perform maintenance on power generation equipment to include engine, Alternating Current (AC) alternators, electronic controls, electrical wiring, and accessories
  • Knowledge in electrical theory and a deep understanding of power equations
  • Skill in load testing, all calculations that must be done, and safety measures


  • Fluency in a foreign language


  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable at times
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
  • Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary 
  • May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.