Plumber Apprentice in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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Job Description

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Plumber Apprentice

Job Title:                                 Plumber Apprentice      

Assigned Work Site:              Antarctica                                

Reports to:                             Plumber Foreman

Department:                           I&O Facilities Maintenance

Employment Type:                Seasonal Contract


Apprentice or craftsman in the plumber trade.  Assists and/or accomplishes plumbing work on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Accomplishes hands-on plumbing tasks on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.
  • Performs cutting, fitting, connection, and installation of plumbing piping with some direction from a plumber or supervisor. 
  • Accomplishes installation and maintenance of plumbing, fittings and fixtures in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code.
  • Maintains various plumbing systems both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Advises Plumber Foreman on job progress and material requirements.
  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.
  • Performs other duties as required. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • U.S./State Vehicle Operators License required.
  • Minimum two years of documented experience in plumbing work, including piping and fixture installation is required.  Experience working with a variety of pipe materials and fittings is preferred.  The ability to read design drawings and knowledge of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) is preferred.  Experience in an industrial or commercial environment is preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • 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 and safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident Status 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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