Carpenter Apprentice in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 7/28/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/28/2019

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Carpenter Apprentice

Supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Carpenter Apprentices will perform maintenance or construction work, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Carpenter Foreman. Tasking is based on employee’s prior work experience and ASC schedule requirements.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Perform rough framing and finish carpentry utilizing a variety of materials and tools
  • Assist Carpenters with various carpentry tasks
  • Performs construction related tasks in and around undeveloped and remote areas as well as in adverse conditions 
  • Track material usage and update departmental inventory records
  • Coordinate materials and support from other departments
  • Perform tasks requiring repeated heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, digging, hauling, standing, walking, kneeling, stooping and squatting
  • Timely response to emergency service calls during and outside of normal working hours
  • Accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
  • Advise immediate Supervisor of job progress and material/labor requirements
  • Accomplish tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams
  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed
  • Perform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
  • Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to identify potential issues and solve problems
  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations and communicate them effectively
  • Work directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking
  • Learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applications
  • May deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods (McMurdo only)
  • Occasionally utilize the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their tasking
  • Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements
  • Participate in Work Center Safety Program and ASC safety objectives
  • Participate in community programs such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (station clean-up), “GASH” (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
  • Perform other duties as required

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in the carpentry trade 
  • Willingness and ability to take and follow direction
  • Possess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
  • Possess the competencies, willingness and ability to perform the duties of position
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
  • 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

PREFERRED:

  • Experience including rough framing, finish carpentry, and other phases of carpentry
  • Experience accomplishing metal stud framing
  • Experience hanging and finishing drywall
  • Experience working in remote locations or extreme environments 
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law   PAE is a drug free workplace 

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