PAE, Inc Maintenance Specialist in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Maintenance Specialist

Job Title: Maintenance Specialist

Assigned Work Site: Antarctica

Reports to: Preventative Maintenance Foreman

Department: Infrastructure & Operations (I&O Facilities)

Employment Type: Seasonal Contract

Summary: Maintenance Specialist supports the Antarctic Support Contract and the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. Accomplishes hands-on preventive maintenance tasks on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica. Highly skilled in all phases of industrial maintenance and/or commercial facilities maintenance.

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.

  • Performs maintenance of buildings at U.S. Antarctic stations.

  • Manages small maintenance projects that fall within the work area division including the coordination of other crafts, equipment, tools, parts and schedules with reporting responsibilities to the Work Order Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor and PM Foreman.

  • Maintains communication, to include e-mail and regular meeting minutes, with the PM Foreman and/or Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, regularly reporting status of all facilities equipment, and significant issues and events within his or her work area division.

  • Prepares and submits procurement requests to maintain inventory to repair individual items of equipment.

  • Coordinates with PM Foreman with appropriate suggestions for edits and additions to preventive maintenance, equipment/parts associations and data integrity within the maintenance database.

  • Participates in training programs and meetings.

  • Ensures all facilities or equipment are maintained and operated safely and efficiently.

  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of a very large maintenance crew up to and including the ability to fill in for the Preventive Maintenance Foreman when necessary.

  • Implements and enforces PM Program including inventory and work order look-up in the Maximo database.

  • Maintains detailed records, logs and accounts, interprets trends and initiates resolutions to issues accordingly.

  • Prepares reports.

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

  • 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.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • Must have valid US driver’s license.

  • HVAC-R license is preferred.

  • Four years of experience in facilities maintenance experience to include all phases of preventive and corrective maintenance, including industrial and/or commercial facilities maintenance is required.

  • Experience on refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and fuel oil burners is required.

  • Career record must include the demonstrated ability to work independently and supervise others.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications is required.

  • Minimum intermediate level computer skills with MS Office experience to include spreadsheets, word processing, and e-mail

  • Minimal intermediate level database experience is required.

  • Experience with PLC/DDC, VFD, HMI, and automated building systems 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 US Resident Status 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.

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