Light Vehicle Technician I – Small Engine Field Support in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

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Light Vehicle Technician I – Small Engine Field Support

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Performs maintenance, diagnosis and repair of generators and small equipment, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Provides training for personnel on the safe use of the above equipment.
  • Performs on-site maintenance and repair to equipment in field, as required.
  • In field camps, works as Equipment Operator as required, including, but not limited to: grooming the skiway and loading/unloading aircraft.  Trains camp staff on proper equipment and vehicle usage. Contributes to field camp end of season report, as required. Required to perform a variety of tasks, such as shoveling, cargo organization and movement, and fueling aircraft, vehicles and buildings.
  • Maintains detailed records on all work performed and completes work orders.
  • Operates and maintains equipment including: arc welders, oxygen/acetylene torches, compressors, presses, air tools, electric power tools, fork lifts, grooming equipment, etc.
  • Assists MEC Shop Foreman/Camp Manager with daily operations.  In field camps may be required to assist the heavy equipment technician with taskings.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Performs duties in support of metrics (as provided by the supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether they can be directly or indirectly, effected by job duties.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Maintains workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Performs other duties as required. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years training at a technical school is preferred.
  • A valid Driver's license is required. 
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline small engines and generators is required.
  • Experience in snowmobile or ATV maintenance and repair and/or maintenance of tracked vehicles such as Tucker Sno-Cats and Pisten Bullys is preferred. 
  • Previous cold weather experience 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 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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