PAE, Inc Carpenter Apprentice in South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Carpenter Apprentice

Performs hands-on carpentry tasks on maintenance and construction projects as needed in Antarctica.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Performs rough framing and finish carpentry utilizing a variety of materials and tools.

  • Advises Supervisor on job progress and material requirements.

  • Assists Carpenters with various carpentry tasks.

  • Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.

  • Performs construction related tasks in and around undeveloped and remote areas as well as in adverse conditions.

  • Maintains and updates inventory records and materials usage.

  • Coordinates materials and support from other departments.

  • Performs tasks requiring repeated heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, digging, hauling, standing, walking, kneeling, stooping and squatting.

  • Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.

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

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School graduate or GED is required

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience required in carpentry.

  • Experience including rough framing, finish carpentry and other phases of carpentry is preferred.

  • Experience accomplishing metal stud framing and drywall hanging and finishing is preferred.

  • Ability to read design drawings is preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred.

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

  • 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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