Construction Explosives Blaster - Deploy to Antarctica!

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

PAE Antarctica Contract Tucson, AZ

Company
PAE Antarctica Contract
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
41972e09
AJE Ref #
576187953
Location
Tucson, AZ
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

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Job Description:

PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. As it enters its 60th year of business, PAE s current portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, range operations and national security solutions, to support some of the most meaningful and exciting missions in the world. Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in roughly 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world's most challenging regions. We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, Va. We are currently seeking a Blaster/Explosives Handler to support a unique mission with the National Science Foundation s Antarctic Support Operations for work at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Maintains safe storage, handling and use of commercial grade explosives as directed or delegated by the Lead Blaster. Provides assistance/advice to NSF-sponsored scientific project personnel using explosives during their field investigations.Assists in establishing and maintaining the explosives cache at McMurdo Station and other US stations and camps. Ensures that the caches are a safe distance from the stations and camps, are properly marked and secured, and that explosives are stored in accordance with applicable commercial regulations.Assists in performing inspections of stored explosives according to manufactures' recommendations and government regulations to ensure that degradation does not occur and that expiration dates are observed. Disposes of dated explosives in accordance with appropriate procedures/regulations.Under the direction of the Lead Blaster, measures, places, wires and detonates explosives in accordance with relevant technical/safety instructions and necessary station/camp field safety procedures. Under certain circumstances may be involved in blast design.When required, provides advice/assistance to scientific parties concerning appropriate explosives types/quantities for geophysical or other investigations. Also provides assistance in the field with the storage, transportation, and use of explosives.Supports the achievement of metrics.Complies with all Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.Ensures all subordinate employees are trained and understand Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Maintain documentation as necessary to meet these requirements.Works outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions as required.Maintain workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the workplace. Performs other duties as required. EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required.CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a current and valid certificate for independent explosives handling and use that conforms to applicable civil regulationsEXPERIENCE: Four years explosives handling experience in construction related blasting is required. Experience with permafrost and snow blasting conditions, and other explosives handling/use in cold weather/polar regions is preferred. Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred. SPECIAL CONDITIONS: U.S. citizenship is required.PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must successfully complete the drug test, any physical, dental and psych (in case of winter) examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer. ABOUT ANTARCTICA AND THE PROGRAM: Please visit http://www.usap.gov for USAP and ASC details. Additionally, http://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/antarctic-support-contract/jobs-in-antarctica.html includes a video with an overview of the program. The USAP Participant Guide (http://www.usap.gov/travelanddeployment/contenthandler.cfm?id=541) is a pretty comprehensive booklet which includes a great amount of useful information. The Antarctic Sun: http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/ has some great articles describing the science as well as the Antarctic Photo Library (http://photolibrary.usap.gov/) which has thousands of fabulous photos.

Company Description:

PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. Government, its allied partners and international organizations. As it enters its 60th year of business, PAE's current portfolio includes capabilities in critical facility infrastructure, aviation, logistics, training, range operations and national security solutions, to support some of the most meaningful and exciting missions in the world.

Today, the approximately 15,000 members of our global workforce perform with excellence and dedication in roughly 60 countries, on all seven continents, in some of the world's most challenging regions. We attribute our success to the quality of our work and the integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations. PAE is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug free workplace.