PAE, Inc Calibration Coordinator in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Calibration Coordinator

This position is responsible for the planning and management of the calibration services subcontract at McMurdo and South Pole stations. Typical activities include coordination with each Polar Services division/department (on and off-ice); schedule planning and analysis; cost and technical performance tracking; and monitoring , reporting and meeting the performance metrics associated with calibration services.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

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

  • Plans, schedules and executes tasks as related to calibration services.

  • Develops and oversees schedules and milestones for calibration operations in accordance with ASC management direction and NSF requirements.

  • Serves as the primary focal point for coordination of calibration services at McMurdo and South Pole stations.

  • Interacts with other departments within ASC and other on-ice groups to accomplish tasks, enable programs and achieve goals.

  • Manages the calibrations subcontract as part of the overall process. This includes coordinating the deployment process for the subcontract team.

  • Provides technical guidance for the calibration subcontract.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Attention to detail.

  • Good trouble shooting skills.

  • Must have minimum 2 years coordination/administrative experience to including schedule planning.

  • Prior experience assisting with calibrations a plus.

  • Computer experience a must. Proficiency in MS Office is required. Experience with various database programs is preferred.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED

  • Must be self-motivated and able to keep projects on target.

  • 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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