PAE, Inc Alternative Energy Specialist in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Alternative Energy Specialist


GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Assists the MEC Lead Alternative Specialist planning of alternativeenergy equipment use by grantees and field camps.

  • Develops recommendations for new alternative energy equipment purchases to fill needs for current season or future needs.

  • Assesses suitability of equipment to grantee needs, designing andimplementing modifications and custom fabrications as required.

  • Installs systems in the field as needed, including integration withconventional power grids are required.

  • Performs diagnosis and repair of alternative energy equipment andsystems as required.

  • Provides training in operation and field maintenance to grantees andsupport personnel.

  • Performs on-site work to equipment in field as required.

  • Develops plans for future expansion of alternative energy program inUSAP field science.

  • Documents all work performed and maintains pertinent records.

  • Operates and maintains shop equipment including welders, compressors, presses, etc.

  • Maintains adequate supply of spare parts and tools, in coordination withthe materials person.

  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work area.

  • Perform duties in support of Science Support Division metrics (as provided by your supervisor).

  • Support the achievement of RPSC metrics, whether they can be directly or indirectly, effected by your activities.

  • Comply with all PAE Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Work to achieve PAE goals and contractual commitments.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.

  • Performs other duties as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years training at a technical school is highly desirable.

  • Electrician certification is highly desirable.

  • Four years experience in design, installation, maintenance and repair of photovoltaic and wind generator systems is required.

  • Knowledge and experience in electrical power generation, including electrical power distribution, and switchgear operation and repair is required.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.

  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident Status is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.