PAE, Inc Marine Technician Senior in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Marine Technician Senior

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Maintains safe workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the work place.

  • Acts as the Deck Boss for all deployments of people and equipment off the ship. Coordinates, with the MPC, all personnel that may work on the deck to ensure safe and efficient operations.

  • Maintains all facets of safety for operations in the shop, on the deck and off the ship. This includes safety enforcement, training and on-site review of MT safety procedures. Acts as the on board safety advocate.

  • Trains junior technicians in all facets of the Marine Technician field. This includes machine shop practices, seaman skills, small boat seamanship, ship safety, and all facets of building, deploying and recovering oceanographic systems, and conducting operations in the sea-ice.

  • Coordinates the maintenance, repair, storage and accounting for the vessels science and oceanographic equipment, material and machinery.

  • Maintains in good working order the vessels complement of inflatable boats, including the proper stocks of spare parts to fully support the science program. May, on occasion, operate and transport science party and/or staff in inflatable boats.

  • Assists during port calls with the on and off loading of science and vessel cargo. Ensures safe, secure storage of cargo for transport during cruise.

  • Assists with on-going science projects as directed by the Supervisor, Marine Technician. This may involve TDY in Denver headquarters to work with procurements, pre-cruise planning, and other special projects.

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

  • This position requires heavy lifting of at least the safety regulation maximum and strenuous physical activity for both indoors and outdoors.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • College level coursework in Marine or a science-related field is preferred.

  • USCG license or document as Able-bodied Seaman is preferred.

  • Emergency Medical Technician, offshore or field medic training is preferred.

  • Must have valid US driver's license.

  • A minimum eight years’ experience on research vessels assisting with scientific programs in an on-deck capacity, or other applicable career experience is required.

  • Experience in commercial marine operations such as merchant marine, fisheries, etc. is required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of at-sea oceanographic work is required.

  • High-latitude or polar experience is a plus.

  • An individual with academic research vessel experience is preferred.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy on vessels to Antarctica and/or international waters on vessels 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 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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