PAE, Inc Lead Power Plant Mechanic in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Lead Power Plant Mechanic

Summary:

With minimal supervision, is required to maintain all mechanical equipment within the Power Plant. Schedule regular maintenance and address irregular maintenance of generators within the plant and at field locations. Work closely with linemen and other infrastructure personnel to resolve issues. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with other department leaders and I&O Management. Contribute to a safe working environment by coordinating employee trainings and identification and mitigation of environmental and job hazards. Maintain effective communications between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetings. Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and advancement of staff. Routinely utilize Independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and identify potential issues.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

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

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on primary Power Plant generators and various emergency generators.

  • Performs on-site troubleshooting, repairs and overhauls of generator engines.

  • Responds to station power outages and equipment failures as required.

  • Willingness to carry a radio or pager for after hour’s call out’s

  • Completes maintenance records and documents all maintenance performed and maintains operating logbooks and databases as required.

  • Schedules diesel engine/generator operations in order to maintain a 3000-hour spread between engines.

  • Operates Power Plant equipment in an efficient and economical manner.

  • Coordinates with the Utilities Manager to order repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables.

  • Maintains control of plant tools, manuals, repair parts, assemblies and consumables. Maintains inventory accuracy at 98% or better.

  • Ability to work alone or within a team depending on situation.

  • Trains Power Plant Operator’s and Mechanic’s on Power Plant operation and equipment as directed.

  • Ability to cover Power Plant Operator shift / rounds as required.

  • Advises the Utilities Manager of the status of power production equipment and systems.

  • Complies with applicable Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures.

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

  • Provides appropriate safety training to employees and documents the training.

  • Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Evaluates job hazards and communicates information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and/or daily crew meetings.

  • Interprets project tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications and diagrams.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism.

  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with their subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.

  • May be required to work outside on various jobsites in extreme cold weather and environmentally challenging conditions.

  • Interacts with other partner companies, the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person. Is kind, courteous, cooperative and professional at all times.

  • Participate in dormitory chores while deployed to Antarctica.

  • Performs other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience required in diesel powered generators, marine diesel engines, or industrial diesel engines.

  • Must have two (2) years supervisory role experience, minimum.

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, hazards, and safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators is required.

  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and to work efficiently in a stressful environment is required.

  • Previous mechanical experience on 1MW and larger diesel engine/generators is highly preferred.

  • Previous Field Service experience is highly preferred.

  • Experience with Caterpillar documentation and software (ET, SIS) is preferred

  • Working comprehension of electrical distribution, control panels and medium voltage switchgear.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Training, certification or experience on Caterpillar 3500 / 3600 series engines is preferred

  • Experience working with remote field generators is preferred.

  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred.

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

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

  • 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 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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