PAE, Inc Insulator Foreman in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Insulator Foreman

Directly oversee insulation department operations and supervision of insulation staff. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with other department leaders and I&O Management. Contribute to a safe working environment by coordinating employee trainings and identification and mitigation of environmental and job hazards. Maintain effective communications between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetings. Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and advancement of staff. Routinely utilize Independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and identify potential issues.

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.

  • Supervises and accomplishes hands-on insulation tasks on maintenance and construction projects in Antarctica.

  • Performs insulation installation on piping, walls and other surfaces, repairs to insulation and removal of insulation utilizing a variety of materials and tools.

  • Advises the Construction Coordinators and/or Facilities Maintenance Supervisor on job progress and material requirements.

  • Accomplishes various insulation projects utilizing design drawings and specifications.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.

  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person.

  • Performs minor sheet metal work as required.

  • Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience required in all phases of industrial insulation to include installation, repair and removal. Minimum 3 of the 8 years must be in a foreman, lead or supervisory role.

  • Experience on pipe insulation is required, including fabrication of metal sheathing.

  • Experience in industrial or commercial environment is preferred.

  • The ability to read design drawings is preferred.

  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred.

  • Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.

  • 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.

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