PAE, Inc Vehicle Operator in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Vehicle Operator

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Operates shuttle service vehicles on varying road surfaces in inclement weather conditions with consideration for passenger safety. Vehicles include 10 and 15 passenger vans, Foremost Delta II’s with passenger compartment and Foremost 56-passenger Terra Bus.

  • Picks up and transports all passengers and flight crew members to and from the airfield ramp while obeying all airfield safety requirements as required.

  • Performs required mechanical and fluid checks of shuttle vehicles prior to and during operation.

  • Completes required shuttle and taxi logs.

  • Communicates via two-way radio in accordance with prescribed procedures.

  • Operates shuttle system vehicles on a rotating shift basis.

  • Provides Scott Base shuttle service as required.

  • Provides transportation for LDB personnel.

  • Provides morning and evening shift changes for 109th AW personnel.

  • Provides on call taxi service.

  • Provides courier service.

  • Monitors flights and return landing times, passenger transportation needs, taxi service needs, and all other various tasking as a dispatcher; dispatches tasking accordingly.

  • Provides taxi service at the airfield for airfield personnel.

  • Performs bellhop pickup service upon request for both incoming and outgoing flights.

  • Conducts tours for the USAF C-17 crew members, NSF members, and other requested groups as required.

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

  • Actively participates in safety briefings and meetings. Performs Job Hazards Assessments, Work Center Inspections, and other safety reports as required.

  • Provides vehicle training for light passenger vehicles for other departments as necessary.

  • Supports other departments as necessary.

  • Must be able to interact with all team members in a positive and productive manner.

  • Frequently performs strenuous physical work.

  • Frequently needs to lift and push 50 lbs.

  • Constantly moves 20 lb. objects.

  • Frequently climbs vertical ladders into and out of equipment.

  • Frequently works outdoors in below freezing temperatures.

  • Responsible for maintaining workplace programs and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Valid Driver's License required.

  • Minimum 6 months experience in vehicle driving operations or equipment operations (shuttle, bus driving, etc.) is required.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must have customer service experience.

  • Good multi-tasking and organizational skills and basic computer knowledge are required.

  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • 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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