Painter in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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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). Painters perform surface preparation and painting tasks on maintenance or construction work, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Carpenter Foreman or Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
• Perform painting of interior walls, piping, ceilings, floors, furniture, and any other item that requires a paint finish
• Perform painting of exterior surfaces of buildings, towers and structures
• Utilize a variety of paint materials and application tools
• Perform drywall repairs, taping, finishing and texturing
• 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
• Use solid decision making ability and sound judgment to safely and effectively solve problems
• Proactively identify any unsafe conditions or hazards 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 4 years’ experience required in all phases of painting, including interior and exterior, and using a variety of application tools and methods
• Experience with scaffolding and/or aerial lifts
• 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
• 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.

• Experience in a commercial or industrial environment
• Experience with industrial coatings
• Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams
• Experience working in remote locations or extreme environments
• Experience working in confined spaces

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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