Light Vehicle Technician I (VMF) in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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Job Description

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Light Vehicle Technician I (VMF)

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Inspects, services and repairs light vehicles and equipment according to schedule.
  • Uses diagnostic procedures and test equipment to identify and correct equipment faults.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records on inspections completed and work performed.
  • Operates shop equipment including welders, compressors, presses and wheel alignment equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, repairs and service.
  • Operates recovery vehicle and performs recovery functions, sometimes outdoors in extreme environmental conditions.
  • Performs quality work in a timely manner and accurately records that work.
  • Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority.
  • Performs other duties as required. 


  • High school graduate or GED is required.
  • Two years training at a technical school is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Car dealership experience on a broad range of vehicles, specifically Ford, is preferred.
  • Previous experience with remote polar operations 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.
  • Must be able to legally obtain work in the US without sponsorship.
  • PAE covers all program related expenses for travel to and from Antarctica as well as housing and food while deployed.

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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