PAE, Inc AGE Flight Line Equipment Operator in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

AGE Flight Line Equipment Operator

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures.

  • Applies considerable knowledge of machinery to diagnose, troubleshoot, maintain and repair Aerospace Ground Equipment either in the field or in a shop environment, with little supervision.

  • Performs service, maintenance, repair and overhaul in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Interfaces with New York Air National Guard (NYANG) and US Air Force (USAF) personnel on a daily basis.

  • Provides flight line services as required to include marshalling aircraft.

  • Performs work as specified on work orders or initiates work orders when required.

  • Ensures work performed is in accordance with established procedures and/or manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Routinely overhauls, repairs and maintains gasoline and diesel powered equipment.

  • Uses diagnostic equipment and procedures to diagnose and correct equipment faults.

  • Inspects lift equipment and determines safe operability prior to issue.

  • Operates shop equipment including load banks, welders, compressors, presses and nitrogen charging units.

  • Performs generator set inspections and maintenance as required.

  • Performs service checks and minor repairs to fuels pump houses.

  • Provides serviceable equipment to NYANG or USAF as requested.

  • Services aircraft latrines, empties urinals.

  • Documents work performed and the status of equipment.

  • Generates and maintains records and reports as required.

  • Recommends parts resupply needs to the AGE Foreman.

  • Sets example of professional work ethic and behavior.

  • Provides direction and communications, verbally and in writing to ensure continuity of operations during and between shifts.

  • Provides work direction and training for AGE users as needed.

  • Lift, move and install parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • May perform work outside under severe weather conditions.

  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.

  • Works rotating shifts as required providing 24 hours coverage for aircraft operations/maintenance.

  • Performs duties in support of group metrics (as provided by supervisor).

  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, affected by this position’s work activities.

  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.

  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • Two years military AGE training or technical school training is highly preferred.

  • Must have valid US driver’s license.

  • Five years of experience are required in a combination of gasoline or diesel engine mechanics, electrical/electronic and hydraulic systems.

  • 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 and safety objectives.

  • US citizenship is required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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