PAE, Inc Materialsperson, Sr. in South Pole Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Materialsperson, Sr.

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.

  • Receives, stores, organizes, inventories stocks, rotates stock and issues supplies to customers.

  • Uses inventory management database to determine locations and stock levels. Properly and accurately documents issues and returns of materials.

  • Learns and maintains inventory management system records relating to the materials in the assigned work center and researches stock information for customers.

  • Supervises Supply staff in an assigned work center, accomplishes all warehousing tasks and provides optimum customer service.

  • Interacts with department heads, military, and other agency personnel, both by phone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.

  • Ensures safety in specified warehouse and storage areas.

  • Conducts training program for all direct reports. This program includes, but is not limited to, training in inventory management system, cargo tracking system issues and Returns, Record Editing, Receiving, WODS (Wrong, Over, Short and Damage Report), Labor Allocation Reporting, Active Inventory Audits (AIA), Aisle Audits, Warehouse and Loader/Forklift safety training, and work center safety inspection training.

  • Communicates effectively with the customers and department management.

  • Notifies Supply management of customer desires and complaints.

  • Maintains inventory accuracy for the work center assigned by conducting inventories and audits of supplies.

  • Completes annual tasking assigned to work center and completes Job Hazard Analyses with direct reports prior to the beginning of annual tasking.

  • Completes Job Specific Safety Training with all direct reports.

  • Supervises, coordinates and directs the daily work efforts of assigned Materialspersons. Ensures safe work conditions and work performance.

  • Responsible for all setup and filling of commercial propane bottles.

  • Receives and stores all incoming materials in support of all departments including forklift support as required.

  • Responsible for general house- keeping and maintains warehouse and Outside Storage Area (OSA) in an organized and clean manner.

  • Rotates stock of applicable commodities as instructed.

  • Provides customer service to all departments.

  • Assists with runway operations during seasonal transition and winter medical emergencies.

  • Researches, retrieves and issues supplies to customers in extreme weather conditions for extended periods.

  • Marking and tagging of equipment for specific departments and science groups.

  • Prepares identified supplies and cargo for retrograde shipment.

  • Adheres to all policies and procedures for Safety and hazardous cargo, hazardous waste regulations and shipping.

  • Trains in vessel offload procedures and distribution procedures of materials (McMurdo Only)

  • Operates loaders and other forklift material handling equipment in both indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Cross trains with other departments within Supply Chain Management in use of heavy equipment and oversized tundra vehicles.

  • Reports maintenance requirements of assigned equipment and conducts required preventative maintenance on assigned equipment including fluid checks, safety inspections.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience required working materials management, to include: inventory, issuing, receiving, stocking and warehousing materials.

  • Minimum 2 years work experience in customer service is required.

  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience is required.

  • Hazardous materials experience is preferred.

  • Experience and familiarity with the specific commodity field and the capability to identify the commodities and the supporting pieces and parts is preferred. Specifically: Medical and Dental; Construction and Residential Repair; Automotive and Heavy/Industrial equipment; Science, Lab Support, Food and Beverage; Office, Hotel and Janitorial Supplies; Electrical, plumbing, utilities, carpentry and fire safety supplies.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office programs is required.

  • Knowledge of inventory management software is preferred.

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

  • 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 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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