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.

4-190611-9186: Electrical Lead (Master Electrician) - OCONUS
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date6/11/2019

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking an Electrical Lead (Master Electrician) for our current contract located on Camp Taji, Iraq. 


Assigns duties and inspects work of electricians and helpers, ensuring safety training and code compliance
Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and component, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem
Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
Advises management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
Tests electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
Inspects existing facilities and installations as required by the statement of work
Locates and repairs defects in electrical systems and identify circuit Life, Health, and Safety (LHS) issues
Trains and provides vocational development of subordinates
Estimates and orders supplies and materials needed by Electricians
Reviews accuracy of work reports
Recommends improvements and revisions to current maintenance procedures
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide high quality, seamless service
Performs other duties as assigned


Six or more years of experience as an Electrician with at least two years in a Foreman/Lead role
High School Diploma or equivalent
Expat: Valid Journeyman Electrician License (or higher) or proof of training/competency or certificate of completion from Electrical Apprenticeship program
FN-A: Completion of Electrical Apprenticeship and minimum two (2) years of relevant Technical Trade School with certification
FN-E: Completion of Electrical Apprenticeship or relevant Technical School certification
FN-UK: Valid Joint Industry Board (JIB) Electro-technical Certification Scheme (ECS)-graded Electrician with current BS 7671 accreditation
Prefer OSHA 30 Certification and facilities maintenance experience
Additional experience and education requirements may vary by assignment
Demonstrate mastery of applicable National Electrical Code (NEC) and/or British Standard (BS) and able to pass an electrical trade test
Knowledge and skill in safe operation and application of instrumentation to include circuit testers, power analyzers, ground rod resistance meters, ground fault loop impedance testers, and residual current device testers
Skill in classifying electrical distribution systems, troubleshooting, identifying circuit faults and fault loop circuit paths, and proper grounding and bonding
Ability to read and interpret blue prints, schematics, instructions, and other technical documentation
Fluent in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Additional knowledge and skill requirements may vary by assignment



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.