PAE, Inc Electrician Apprentice in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Electrician Apprentice

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Accomplishes electrical work on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.

  • Performs rough wiring, power distribution wiring of electrical equipment and fixtures, and installation of conduit.

  • Advises Electrical Foreman on job progress and material requirements.

  • Assists Electricians on various projects by following the electrical specifications.

  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.

  • Perform work according to the National Electric Code (NEC).

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum two years of documented experience in an electrical environment is required. Familiarity with rough wiring, power distribution wiring, wiring of electrical equipment and fixtures, and installation of conduit is preferred. Experience working with voltages up to 4160 volts is preferred. The ability to read design drawings and wiring diagrams is preferred. Experience in a commercial or industrial environment is 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 Permanent US Resident status 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.

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