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Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in roughly 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world's most challenging regions. We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, Va.
We are currently seeking a Heavy Equipment Technician to support a unique mission with the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Support Operations for work at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintains a clean and safe workplace and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
- Diagnoses, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains construction and heavy equipment.
- Corrects deficiencies in components and ancillary equipment.
- Performs service, maintenance, repairs and overhauls in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
- Performs equipment repairs in response to maintenance requests, in shop or in field locations.
- Uses diagnostic procedures and test equipment to identify and correct equipment faults.
- Analyzes and diagnoses mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and electronic faults.
- Operates shop equipment including overhead cranes, welders, compressors, presses, grinders, hand tools, and tire servicing equipment.
- Lifts, moves and/or installs heavy parts and assemblies safely, using basic tooling and PPE.
- May be required to perform work outside under severe weather conditions.
- Complies with all ASC Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
- May work days, nights or swing shifts depending on operational needs.
- Assists other mechanics and members of the VMF team as required.
- Documents all work performed including diagnosis, root cause, labor and parts. Conducts parts and repair requirements research and maintains records. Prepares reports as required.
- Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
- Performs other duties as required.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required.
- Two years training at a technical school is highly desirable.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- A minimum of five years’ experience in heavy equipment maintenance and repair required; or a minimum of four years’ experience with heavy equipment maintenance and repair, in addition to one summer or winter Antarctic deployment working as a heavy equipment technician.
- ASE certifications, and dealership certifications a plus.
- Experience on a broad range of construction equipment, specifically Caterpillar equipment is preferred.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: US citizenship or US Permanent Resident is required.
PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must successfully complete the drug test, any physical, dental and psych (in case of winter) examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer.
ABOUT ANTARCTICA AND THE PROGRAM:
Please visit http://www.usap.gov for USAP and ASC details. Additionally, http://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/antarctic-support-contract/jobs-in-antarctica.html includes a video with an overview of the program.
The USAP Participant Guide (http://www.usap.gov/travelanddeployment/contenthandler.cfm?id=541) is a pretty comprehensive booklet which includes a great amount of useful information.
The Antarctic Sun: http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/ has some great articles describing the science as well as the Antarctic Photo Library (http://photolibrary.usap.gov/) which has thousands of fabulous photos.