Heavy Equipment Technician III in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

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Job Description

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Heavy Equipment Technician III

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains construction and heavy equipment.
  • Corrects deficiencies in components and ancillary equipment. 
  • Performs service, maintenance, repairs and overhauls in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Performs extremely complex repairs on a broad range of equipment in the shop and in the field.
  • Uses diagnostic procedures and test equipment to identify and correct equipment faults.
  • Analyzes and diagnoses mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and electronic faults.
  • Operates shop equipment including overhead cranes, welders, compressors, presses, grinders, hand tools, and tire servicing equipment.
  • Lifts, moves and/or installs heavy parts and assemblies safely, using basic tooling and PPE.  May be required to perform work outside in severe weather conditions.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provides documentation as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • May work days, nights or swing shifts depending on operational needs. Assists other mechanics and members of the VMF team as required.
  • Documents all work performed including diagnosis, root cause, labor and parts. Conducts parts and repair requirements research and maintains records.  Prepares reports as required.
  • Maintains a clean and safe workplace and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • Two years training at a technical school is highly desirable.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in heavy equipment maintenance and repair required.
  • A minimum of one season experience working on vehicles in Antarctica preferred.
  • Must be able to pass an oral examination consisting of 10+ questions pertaining to mechanical systems, electrical and computer systems, as well as other facets of equipment repair.
  • ASE certifications, and dealership certifications a plus.
  • Experience on a broad range of construction equipment, specifically Caterpillar tractors, 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 & safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status 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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