Renewable Energy Assistant in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Renewable Energy Assistant

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Assist the Lead Renewable Energy Specialist in the planning of renewable energy equipment use by grantees and field camps.
  • Develop recommendations for new renewable energy equipment and material for current and future projects.
  • Help assess the suitability of equipment needed and aid in implementing modifications and custom fabrications.
  • Assist in the installations and maintenance of residential size off-grid power systems in the field.
  • Performs diagnosis and repair of renewable energy equipment and
    systems as required.
  • Provides training in operation and field maintenance to grantees and
    support personnel.
  • Performs on-site work to equipment in field as required.
  • Helps develops plans for future expansion of the renewable energy program in USAP field science.
  • Documents all work performed and maintains pertinent records
  • Operates and maintains shop equipment including welders, compressors, presses, etc.
  • Manage a fleet of deep-cycle batteries including cleaning, charging, and testing
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work area.
  • Perform duties in support of Science Support Division metrics (as provided by your supervisor).
  • Support the achievement of RPSC metrics, whether they can be directly or indirectly, effected by your activities.
  • Comply with  PAE Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Work to achieve PAE goals and contractual commitments.
  • Maintain a safe workplace program and ensure safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Deployment to Antarctica is required
  • A minimum of two years experience in design, installation, maintenance and repair of photovoltaic and wind generator systems is required
  • Knowledge and experience with general electrical installations, including construction, electrical theory and safety is required
  • Journeyman electrical license is desirable
  • Technical school training in the renewable energy field is desirable
  • Experience with installing and programming Outback Power System products is desired
  • 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 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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