Fleet Operations Foreman in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Fleet Operations Foreman

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Effectively lead groups of people to achieve departmental goals on a daily, weekly, seasonal, and longer-term basis.  This will include equipment operators, heavy equipment operators, HEO leads, explosive’s technicians, and others
  • Coordinate with other Foremen within Fleet Operations to ensure department-wide goals and daily operations are met and department wide resources are used efficiently.
  • Ensure safe and efficient use of all equipment assets at McMurdo Station and its surroundings.
  • Work with the Fleet Operations Supervisor and other Fleet Operations Foremen to establish daily, weekly, and seasonal schedules that consider over-all priorities, current equipment availability, and current staffing levels and abilities. Modify and adjust these schedules as needed to keep them current and accurate.
  • Ensure all team members are performing daily equipment checks and that all safety and maintenance issues are reported to the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) daily via proper reporting methods. (Ex: Submit Work Order to VMF for repair)
  • Ensure all team members read and understand the equipment manual for each piece of equipment prior to using that piece of equipment.
  • Ensure all team members are properly trained and evaluated in the safe use of any piece of equipment prior to allowing that team member to use the equipment unsupervised.
  • Provide daily written reports summarizing work completed, issues encountered, lessons learned, equipment status, etc to ensure effective passing of information from shift to shift.
  • Safely and proficiently operate and/or over-see the operation of light vehicles such as pickups, heavy equipment such as bulldozers, articulating loaders, excavators, graders, backhoes, fork-lifts, tele-handlers, snow blasters, tracked agricultural tractors, piston bullys, dump-trucks, snow moving and grooming equipment, etc, and cranes.
  • Complete daily work requests and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings as needed to gain knowledge from and ensure coordination with all other departments in support of ASC operations.
  • Ensure all team members properly complete DELTEK and Maximo (work-order, time-sheet, project and equipment hours, etc) on a daily basis.
  • Completes pre-season, mid-season, and end-of-season team member performance evaluations in accordance with established HR procedures.
  • Ensures team members report equipment hours within 50 hours of PM due or more frequently as needed.
  • Ensures all spills are properly reported and cleaned up per existing SOP’s.
  • Recruits and recommends personnel to fill department positions.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
  • Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics.
  • Trains subordinate employees on performance, documentation and activities that affect the achievement Operations Division metrics.
  • Provide timely and accurate/factual data related to all metrics.
  • Provides direct support as needed to ensure successful achievement of all metrics related to ASC, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly affected by this position's activities.
  • Complies with, and ensures all team members understand and comply with ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance goals and requirements.
  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of tall vehicles and heavy equipment, crawling as needed, working outdoors in extreme cold, and walking long distances daily. 
  • Snow shoveling, ice-chipping, and other forms of manual labor required due to location of position.
  • Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Maintains self-control and represents ASC-PAE to the highest standards during on and off hours
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required. Two or Four year College degree is preferred.
  • Valid Driver's license required. Class A or B CDL preferred.
  • Five years of experience as a heavy equipment operator (such as those outlined above) is required.
  • At least six months of prior supervisory/leadership experience is required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office required.
  • General knowledge and understanding of project schedules preferred.
  • Prior project management experience preferred.
  • Prior cold-climate equipment operations preferred.
  • Snow grooming, moving experience 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 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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