Supply Technician Senior in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 7/25/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Supply Technician Senior

Job Title: Senior Supply Technician

Assigned Work Site: McMurdo Station or South Pole Station, Antarctica

Reports to: Supply or T&L Supervisor

Department: Transportation & Logistics

Employment Type: Seasonal Contract (year round)


The Senior Supply Technician leads a team of Supply Technicians assigned to a specific functional group. This role will handle supervisory responsibilities for the team members under his/her supervision. This role is responsible for ensuring efficient and accurate management of ASC and NSF material and helping the team to develop and implement team goals.


    • 45% Managing Process: Ensures all operations procedures are followed effectively, identifies and recommends needed changes to Supply Department Management on the standardized processes for the functional area. Evaluates and analyzes current work methods and recommends ways to eliminate inefficiencies. Maintains a safe workplace and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
    • 25% Coaching and Developing Associates: Guides associates in daily operations, and monitors to ensure a high degree of productivity, safety, service and quality. Responsible for the training, coaching and feedback of supply technicians in ERP systems, customer service, inventory management, vessel operations, and other supply functions as assigned by Supply management. Uses discretion to provide coaching and counseling to associates regarding job performance, methods of performing job tasks. Resolves associate relations issues between staff and customers that arise in assigned functional area. Investigates operational errors to determine the cause and recommends corrective action where needed.
    • 20% Drives Results: Maintains inventory accuracy and control; creates reports to identify areas of improvement for key metrics including retrograde, inventory accuracy, quality and expenses. Develop and process reports for the audit tasking.
    • 10% Business Planning: Coordinates and monitors materials with the functional area to ensure there is a reduction in irregularities and correct purchasing of items.
    • Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned by Supply Department management.


    • This position typically reports to the Supply Supervisor.
    • This position is accountable for the direct supervision of the work activities of others. Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups. Makes recommendations concerning performance appraisal and professional development.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

    • People Management: Assesses skills and manages the work and productivity of others while coaching and developing talent.
    • Financial Acumen: Utilizes fundamental concepts of finance to assist with managing budgets, forecast labor, and provides information to account for the financial impact of decision making.
    • Creative Thinking: Demonstrates originality and imagination in thinking while developing a solution to a problem.
    • Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience.
    • Conflict Management: Views conflict as an opportunity to find common ground and gain cooperation from all parties. Reads situations quickly, actively listens, and settles disagreements and disputes equitably.
    • Operations Systems: Understands and uses systems and tools used for day-to-day operation of a facility. Navigates ERP system in order to retrieve data accurately and effectively.

Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Associate’s Degree or 3 years of equivalent experience
    • 3+ years of warehouse/supply chain/logistics or Purchasing experience including the use of forklifts, hand trucks and other powered and non-powered lifting devices or a minimum of one season experience working in the Transportation and Logistics (T&L) department in Antarctica.
    • Supervisory experience
    • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel and other Office programs
    • Strong analytical, organization, interpersonal, and customer service skills
    • Self-motivation and high accountability with ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision
    • Strong ability to multi-task
    • Strong ability to clearly and efficiently communicate
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to support frequent standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, lifting up to 50lbs, and working at heights.
    • Must be willing to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
    • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
    • Must participate in community programs, such as "house-mouse" (chores), cleaning-up around the station, recycling efforts safety events and objectives.
    • Must be able to legally work in the United States without sponsorship.
    • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica
    • PAE is a drug free work place.
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity and capability to identify commodities in a specific functional or trades group area: Medical/Dental; Construction/Residential Repair; Automotive/Heavy & Industrial Equipment; Science/Lab Support; Food/Beverage/Retail; Office/Hotel/Janitorial Supplies; Electrical/Plumbing/Utilities/Carpentry/Fire Safety; Information Technology/Communications Supplies.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of other Office programs
    • IBM Maximo experience
    • Experience with remote site polar logistics operations is highly desirable.

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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