PAE, Inc Crane Operator in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Crane Operator

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Operates a variety of cranes and construction heavy equipment.Interprets load charts and plans all lifts.

  • Determines safe lift parameters and follows established procedures.

  • Documents lift plan as required any time the lift exceeds 75% of the crane’s capacity for any given circumstance.

  • Performs safety inspection of crane, heavy equipment, wire rope, hooks, slings and rigging as required. Documents inspections as required.

  • Operates cranes for building construction and movement of cargo or equipment.

  • Operates construction heavy equipment such as dozers, loaders and graders, for snow removal, station operations and construction.

  • Lubricates, checks fluids, and performs safety inspection and minor maintenance as required prior to operation of any equipment.

  • Arranges equipment maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations or as directed by the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (but around planned lifts when possible). Informs job site person in charge of impending maintenance schedules.

  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position’s work activities.

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.

  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.

  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.

  • Valid Driver's license required.

  • NCCCO Certification, or equivalent, in crane operations is required.

  • Four years of experience in construction heavy equipment operation (such as loaders, dozers and graders) is required.200 hours of routine crane operation is required.

  • Successful completion of a General Knowledge test at time of hire 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), cleaning-up around the station, recycling efforts safety events and objectives.

  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident 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.