PAE, Inc Plumber in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Job Title: Plumber

Assigned Work Site: Antarctica

Reports to: Plumber Foreman

Department: I&O Facilities

Employment Type: Seasonal Contract


Plumber supports the Antarctic Support Contract and the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. Accomplishes hands-on plumbing tasks on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

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

  • Performs cutting, fitting, connection, and installation of plumbing piping.

  • Accomplishes installation and maintenance of plumbing, fittings, and fixtures, in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code.

  • Maintains various plumbing systems both inside and outside of buildings.

  • Advises the Plumber Foreman on job progress and material requirements.

  • Accomplishes various projects utilizing design drawings, specifications, and diagrams.

  • Supports the achievement of metrics.

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

  • Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • U.S./State Vehicle Operators License required.

  • Current plumbing license and/or certification or other state’s equivalent required.

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience required in plumbing work, including piping and fixture installation.

  • The ability to read design drawings and specifications is required.

  • Knowledge of the Universal Plumbing Code (UPC) is required.

  • Experience working with a variety of pipe materials and fittings is preferred.

  • Experience in an industrial or commercial environment is preferred.

  • Backflow Prevention certification is preferred

  • 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.

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