Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World
Supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC).
The PlumberForeman will supervise and perform plumbing maintenance or construction tasking, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.
Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.
GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive) :
Supervise the activities of Facilities Plumbers and PipefittersSupervise and perform hands-on cutting, fitting, connection, and installation of plumbing piping, equipment, fixtures, and systems in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing CodeSupervise and perform hands-on diagnosis, repair, and scheduled Preventative Maintenance on existing plumbing systems, equipment, fixtures, and infrastructureMaintain various plumbing systems both inside and outside of buildingsTimely response to emergency service calls during and outside normal working hoursMaintain effective communication between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetingsAssist with ensuring accurate material and labor charge code use, and accurate timecard submittalInteract with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in personAccurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involvedAdvise supervisor of job progress, material / labor requirements, and personnel mattersAccomplish tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications, and diagramsFollow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and create or revise SOPs as neededPerform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weatherRoutinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to identify potential issues and solve problemsProactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations and communicate them effectivelyWork directly with other departments to plan and complete taskingLearn and utilize computer based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applicationsMay deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods (McMurdo Only)Evaluate labor and material needs for tasking and assign duties to subordinate staff as appropriateInterpret schedules, design drawings, specifications and diagrams to carry out taskingRoutinely inspect worksites and evaluate staff taskingEnsure staff attendance of required trainings and maintain records of departmental trainingsEvaluate and identify job hazards and effectively communicate information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and daily crew meetingsResponsible for providing timely performance feedback to staff and timely submission of end-of-season evaluations to Human ResourcesProvide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and advancement of staffWorks with Human Resources to address conflict or personnel issues as they ariseHandle confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.
in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalismCommunicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, Quality Assurance procedures, and safety practicesAssist with the ordering of resupply materials for the department to maintain adequate inventory on stationAccess, review, and approve employee Deltek timesheets and Maximo Work OrdersOccasionally utilize the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their taskingComply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirementsImplement and maintain Work Center Safety Program and participate in ASC safety objectivesParticipate in community programs such as "house-mouse" (chores), "daisy-picking" (station clean-up), "GASH" (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling effortsPerform other duties as required
A current Journeyman Plumber license (8,000 hour), or a current Master Plumber license, or equivalent. If legal residence is in an area that does not have state or local licensing requirements, work experience will be considered and verified in lieu of licensureMinimum six years of documented experience in all phases of the plumbing trade including piping, fixture installation, and service, repair, design and layout of plumbing systemsMust have been in a lead, Foreman, or supervisory position for a minimum of three of the six years of experienceThorough knowledge of the of the principles of plumbing and the current Uniform Plumbing CodeAbility to diagnose, maintain, adjust, repair, and replace plumbing systems and componentsAbility to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and drawingsAbility to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagramsPossess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applicationsPossess the competencies, willingness, and ability to perform the duties of positionWillingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periodsMust be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximumMust be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoorsSuccessful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to AntarcticaHigh School diploma or equivalentValid Driver’s License issued in the United StatesUS citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status
Experience working with a variety of pipe materials and fittings such as (but not limited to) : copper, PEX, PVC, Galvanized Steel, Black Iron, Glass-fiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)Experience with installation, repair, and maintenance of hydronic piping systemsExperience in construction and maintenance of commercial and / or industrial facilitiesCertification as Backflow Prevention Assembly TesterCertification as Backflow Prevention Assembly RepairerExperience with Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management SystemExperience with Microsoft Office Suite
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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.