PAE, Inc Sheetmetal Worker in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Sheetmetal Worker

Job Title: Sheetmetal Worker

Assigned Work Site: Antarctica

Reports to: Sheetmetal Foreman

Department: I&O Facilities Maintenance

Employment Type: Seasonal Contract


Sheetmetal Worker accomplishes hands-on metal 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.

  • Accomplishes sheet metal fabrication and assembly on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.

  • Performs layout and fabrication of ductwork, and building components, using mechanical fasteners or welding.

  • Accomplishes a variety of sheetmetal fabrications for heating and ventilation systems, and building components using a variety of sheetmetal forming tools and equipment.

  • May be required to assist with insulation projects.

  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

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

  • Minimum four years of documented experience in all phases of sheetmetal fabrication and assembly is required.

  • The ability to read design drawings and wiring diagrams is required.

  • Experience in a commercial or industrial environment 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 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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