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).
Painters perform surface preparation and painting tasks on maintenance or construction work, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Carpenter Foreman or Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.
Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.
GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive) :
Perform painting of interior walls, piping, ceilings, floors, furniture, and any other item that requires a paint finish
Perform painting of exterior surfaces of buildings, towers and structures
Utilize a variety of paint materials and application tools
Perform drywall repairs, taping, finishing and texturing
Timely response to emergency service calls during and outside of normal working hours
Accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
Advise immediate Supervisor of job progress and material / labor requirements
Accomplish tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams
Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed
Perform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
Use solid decision making ability and sound judgment to safely and effectively solve problems
Proactively identify any unsafe conditions or hazards and communicate them effectively
Work directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking
Learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applications
May deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods (McMurdo only)
Occasionally utilize the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their tasking
Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements
Participate in Work Center Safety Program and ASC safety objectives
Participate in community programs such as house-mouse (chores), daisy-picking (station clean-up), GASH (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
Perform other duties as required
Minimum 4 years’ experience required in all phases of painting, including interior and exterior, and using a variety of application tools and methods
Experience with scaffolding and / or aerial lifts
Possess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
Possess the competencies, willingness and ability to perform the duties of position
High School diploma or equivalent
Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
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
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.
Experience in a commercial or industrial environment
Experience with industrial coatings
Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams
Experience working in remote locations or extreme environments
Experience working in confined spaces
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.