Pipefitter – Welder/Fabricator in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

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Pipefitter – Welder/Fabricator

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Accomplishes manual welding tasks on equipment and construction projects.
  • Performs cutting, fitting, and welding of metal components, including plate, structural steel, and pipe.
  • Accomplishes welding of various types of metals including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
  • Advises VMF management on job progress and material requirements.
  • May be required to work outside at various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Maintains a safe workplace and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required. 


  • High school graduate or GED is required.
  • Current 6G weld certification at time of hire is required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • A minimum four years’ experience in all phases of welding and fabrication is required.
  • Experience working with a wide variety of materials is highly preferred.
  • The ability to read and analyze shop drawings and blueprints is preferred.
  • Experience in an industrial or equipment repair environment is required.
  • Cold weather welding 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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