Carpenter in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 8/29/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World


Supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Carpenters perform maintenance or construction work, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Carpenter Foreman or PM Coordinator. 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
• Perform 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

• Minimum four years of documented experience in most phases of the carpentry trade, including rough framing, and finish carpentry
• Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams
• 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.
• Must be able to legally obtain employment in the United States without sponsorship.

• Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid, or Basic to Advanced first aid training (McMurdo Summer only)
• Experience accomplishing metal stud framing
• Experience hanging and finishing drywall
• Experience in construction and/or maintenance of commercial and/or industrial facilities
• Experience working in remote locations or extreme environments
• 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.

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