Heavy Equipment Operator (Position is located in Antarctica!)

PAE - United States (30+ days ago)3.6

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Is responsible for the safe and technically proficient operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, loaders, graders, snow blasters, traverse equipment, snow moving and grooming equipment.
  • Operates heavy equipment as required, including the following activities: Grading, fill dirt collection, and snow removal Traverse and equipment recovery operations Runway construction and maintenance Off-loading vessels and vehicles.
  • Lubricates, checks fluids, and performs safety inspection and minor maintenance as required prior to operation of any equipment.
  • Arranges equipment maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations or as directed by the Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Supervisor, Fleet Operations.
  • Tracks equipment hours and notifies fleet operations office foreman or cleric of impending maintenance requirements.
  • Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position’s work activities.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Snow shoveling required due to location of position.
  • Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Valid Driver's license required.
  • Four years of experience as a heavy equipment operator (such as loaders, dozers, graders and tractors) is required.
  • 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), cleaning-up around the station, recycling efforts safety events and objectives.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status is required.


Job Type: Contract


  • Heavy Equipment Operator: 4 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)