Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Mechanic in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Mechanic

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Possesses considerable knowledge of machinery in order to diagnose, troubleshoot, maintain and repair Aerospace Ground Equipment either in the field or in a shop environment, with little supervision.  Performs service, maintenance, repair and overhaul in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
  •  Interfaces with New York Air National Guard (NYANG) and US Air Force (USAF) personnel on a daily basis. 
  • Provides flight line services as required.
  • Performs work as specified on work orders or initiates work orders when required.
  • Ensures work performed is in accordance with established procedures and/or manufacturer's specifications.
  • Routinely overhauls, repairs or maintains gasoline and diesel powered equipment.
  • Uses diagnostic equipment and procedures to diagnose and correct equipment faults.
  • Inspects lift equipment and determines safe operability prior to issue.
  • Operates shop equipment including load banks, welders, compressors, presses and nitrogen charging units.
  • Performs generator set inspections and maintenance as required.
  • Provides serviceable equipment to NYANG or USAF as requested.
  • Services aircraft latrines, empties urinals.
  • Documents work performed, status of equipment, maintains records and generates reports as required. 
  • Recommends parts resupply to the AGE Foreman.
  • Sets example of professional work ethic and behavior.  Provides direction and communications, verbally and in writing to ensure continuity of operations during and between shifts. 
  • Lift, move and/or install parts, assemblies or equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.  May perform work outside under severe weather conditions.
  • Works rotating shifts as required 24 hours/day.
  • 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.
  • Works to achieve goals and contractual commitments.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Two years technical school or similar military training is highly desirable.
  • Valid driver's license is required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a combination of gasoline or diesel engine mechanics, electrical/electronic and hydraulic systems is required.
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure. 
  • 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 & safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status without sponsorship is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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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