PAE, Inc Electrician Foreman in South Pole Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Electrician Foreman

Directly oversee all department operations and supervision of electrical 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):

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

  • Supervises the activities of Electricians, Electrician Helpers, and General Field Assistants. May also be assigned to run additional special project crews.

  • Accomplishes hands-on electrical tasks on maintenance and construction projects.

  • Organizes work orders, evaluates supply needs for tasking and assigns duties as appropriate to subordinate staff.

  • Advises the Construction Coordinator, Maintenance Supervisor or PM Supervisor of job progress, material requirements and personnel matters.

  • Routinely inspects worksites and evaluates staff tasking.

  • Ensures staff attends required trainings and maintains records of departmental trainings.

  • Evaluates job hazards and communicates information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and/or daily crew meetings.

  • Interprets project tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams.

  • Responsible for providing timely performance feedback to staff and timely submission of end-of-season evaluations to Human Resources.

  • Works with Human Resources to address conflict or personnel issues as they arise.

  • Access, review and approve electronic employee timesheets and expense reports.

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism.

  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with their subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.

  • May be required to work outside on various jobsites in extreme cold weather and environmentally challenging conditions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned .


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.

  • U.S. Vehicle Operators License required.

  • Advanced training and continuing education to obtain and maintain Current Electrical License or other state equivalent is required.

  • Minimum eight years of documented experience in all phases of electrical work, to include rough wiring, wiring of fixtures and equipment, wiring of power distribution including voltages up to 4160 volts, and layout and installation of conduit and electrical devices. Experience in repair and maintenance of electrical motors, transformers and other electrical equipment is required.

  • Experience in repair and maintenance of airfield lighting and/or heat tracing of outdoor insulated piping is preferred.

  • Must have been in a lead, foreman or supervisory position during at least three of the eight years of experience, minimum.

  • Ability to read design drawings and wiring diagrams. Experience in a commercial or industrial environment is preferred. Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment safely up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Microsoft Word and Office experience preferred.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working in extreme outdoors weather conditions.

  • Must be able to use sound judgment and possess solid decision making ability to quickly, safely and effectively solve problems.

  • Must be able to pro-actively identify job hazards and communicate those hazards effectively. Attention to detail is crucial.

  • Must have some computer experience and be able to learn and utilize work order and timesheet software programs.

  • 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 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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