PAE, Inc ATO Shift Supervisor in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

ATO Shift Supervisor

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Coordinates the resources required to support all aspects of multiple airfields’ passenger and cargo operations in support of the USAP.

  • Maintains operational control over the Movement Control Center (MCC) cargo yards, cargo bay, airfields, and vehicles.

  • Provides direct operational direction to ATO cargo and airfield personnel, and indirect operational direction for passenger services and shuttle personnel.

  • Responsible for training all Load Planners, and oversees training schedules of all cargo and passenger services personnel.

  • Responsible for the Quality Assurance of aircraft pallets, proper restraint, aircraft load plans, and final hazardous material documentation.

  • Maintains detailed documentation for all aspects of the MCC operations, related to departmental metrics.

  • Assists the MCC Supervisor with final flight manifests on all cargo and passenger flights.

  • Implements standard operating procedures and assists in the revision of operating procedures as required.

  • Assists with establishing priorities for passenger and cargo movements among all agencies on each outgoing flight.

  • Interfaces with USAP Cargo staff, Science Personnel, and grantees to coordinate cargo priorities for all outgoing flights.

  • Assists with the proper handling and monitoring of call-forward or priority passenger/cargo requests from Terminal Operations, Christchurch.

  • Collects required data for weekly reports and briefing charts. Also assists the ATO Manager with providing twice-weekly information regarding cargo staged by destination for the AOPB Backlog Report.

  • Serves as the ATO Point-of-Contact (POC) for passenger and cargo issues in the absence of the Senior Passenger Services Representative, the Vehicle Operations Supervisor, the MCC Supervisor and/or the USAP Cargo Supervisor.

  • Assists the MCC Supervisor with providing departmental training and completing safety/accident/incident reports.

  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, the armed forces, and other agency officials in a professional and tactful manner.

  • Conducts and plans daily/weekly safety meetings and provides attendance and subject documentation.

  • Contributes information to living documents annotating all ATO employee work performances throughout the season, to be used as reference for –post season personnel evaluations.

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

  • Helps field and troubleshoot cargo queries presented to the MCC regarding aircraft loading issues, cargo/passenger priorities, and any other ATO-related discrepancies that may arise.

  • Must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts, mostly in an office environment but occasionally outside in inclement weather conditions.

  • Must be willing to work outdoors and stand for 12-hour shifts during re-supply vessel operations.

  • Will occasionally perform strenuous physical work.

  • Will frequently remain seated working on a computer terminal for multiple hours.

  • Will occasionally need to lift and push 75lbs.

  • Will frequently need to lift and push 50lbs.

  • Will constantly move 20 lb. objects.

  • Will occasionally climb vertical ladders into and out of equipment.

  • Will occasionally climb vertical ladders and platforms to access cargo.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience is required.

  • Valid Driver’s License is required.

  • Current AMC Load Planner Certification must be provided prior to deployment.

  • This position requires a minimum of two years of logistics leadership or supervisory experience.

  • Familiarity with automated data processing programs such as MAXIMO, ICODES, AALPS, and Microsoft Office 2000 software within the Microsoft Windows Operating System is preferred.

  • An understanding of remote site logistics is preferred.

  • 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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