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Heavy Equipment Operator in Antarctica

Responsibilities:
PAE is currently seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to support an exciting mission with the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Program.

The Heavy Equipment Operator:
Is responsible for the safe and technically proficient operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, loaders, graders, snow blasters, traverse equipment, snow moving and grooming equipment.
Operates heavy equipment as required, including the following activities:
Grading, fill dirt collection, and snow removal
Traverse and equipment recovery operations
Runway construction and maintenance
Off-loading vessels and vehicles
Lubricates, checks fluids, performs safety inspection and minor maintenance as required prior to operation of any equipment.
Arranges equipment maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations or as directed by the Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Supervisor, Fleet Operations.
Tracks equipment hours and notifies VMF Foreman of impending maintenance requirements.
Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position's work activities.
Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
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.
Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications:
High school graduate or GED is strongly preferred.
Must have valid US driver's license.
Four years of experience as a heavy equipment operator are required.
Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
Must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
May be required to successfully complete a psychological examination as required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica.
US citizenship is required.
Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
PAE is an equal opportunity employer and drug- free workplace.


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