PAE, Inc Supply Supervisor in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Supply Supervisor

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.

  • Responsible for the overall management of ASC controlled material inventories, including hazardous materials, expendables, consumable, and non-capital inventories.

  • Establishes control and accounting procedures; uniformly applies procedures to all ASC departmental inventories; conducts periodic checks of all inventories.

  • Employs automated inventory and purchasing software to manage purchase requisitions and inventory levels.

  • Trains personnel as necessary.

  • Regularly reviews interior/exterior storage and control procedures, and introduces improvements as appropriate.

  • Supervises all ASC warehouse operations, winter Cargo activities and winter aircraft shuttle support including 10-20 personnel annually at 8 different locations.

  • Establishes control and accounting procedures for ASC managed warehouse inventories.

  • Assigns and trains personnel to deliver and control inventories.

  • Supervises the inventory updates on the automated inventory software.

  • Establishes interior and exterior materials storage procedures according to site conditions.

  • Conducts periodic warehouse inventory checks; regularly reviews warehouse storage and inventory control procedures, and introduces improvements where required for 28 indoor locations and 10 outdoor storage areas.

  • Assists the full time supply supervisor with documentation in preparation of the annual program plan to budget for labor and other direct cost.

  • Assists with the management, planning and supervision of the annual resupply vessel operations (cargo loading and off-loading) at McMurdo Station.

  • Primary POC for purchasing, cargo and material inquiries for all of the station.

  • Assists with coordination of winter runway operations and winter medical emergencies, in conjunction with other on and off station personnel.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.

  • Provides end of season performance reviews for winterover supply staff.

  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials in a professional and tactful manner.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Is familiar with hazardous cargo and hazardous waste storage requirements.

  • Follows vessel offload procedures and distribution procedures of materials. Works any shift in a 24-hour period during vessel offload or during other special operations. May be required to perform shift-work during entire season.

  • Will be required to operate a forklift and other material handling equipment in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Will cross train with other departments within Supply Chain Management and may include heavy equipment and oversized tundra vehicles.

  • Conducts required preventative maintenance of assigned equipment.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Safely operates and conducts required preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.

  • Is responsible for weekly Supply safety meetings.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • BS/BA is strongly preferred. Equivalent experience accepted in lieu of a degree. A concentration in materials management is preferred.

  • Valid Driver's license required.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience in material control including either warehousing, purchase, and/or inventory management is required.

  • Minimum 4 years’ work experience in customer service is required.

  • Experience with inventory management software as applied to inventory control, required.

  • Familiarity with government supply systems and inventory accounting requirements is strongly preferred.

  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft office programs is required.

  • High attention to detail with high aptitude for detailed problem solving.

  • Experience in remote site or polar logistics 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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