Boiler Mechanic, Antarctica

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Boiler Mechanic

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Boiler Mechanic


Seasonal Contract position supporting the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) . Boiler Mechanic will perform hands-on boiler operation tasks on maintenance or construction projects, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the PM Foreman. Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.



Diagnose, repair, and perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance on boiler systems: hydronic, hot water heaters, steam HVAC systems and associated equipment
Maintain boiler systems in accordance with provisions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Boiler systems may include steam, hydronic, hot water heaters, along with other types of heating systems, pumps, forced air furnaces, air handlers
Maintain, monitor, troubleshoot and repair station boilers and associated systems, heat exchangers, pumps, controls, air handlers, commercial steam kitchens, and zone valves in all buildings.
Maintain, monitor, troubleshoot and repair circulating pumps, back-up pumps, heat exchangers, strainers, valves, expansion tanks, air separators, unit heaters, heating coils and system controls to assure adequate operations
Inspect all glycol and steam lines for damage
Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with the preventive maintenance program
Monitor, regulate and repair fuel lines and air adjustments for the boilers
Monitor, repair and maintain boiler control systems
Commission and startup new equipment
Submit reports as required by supervisor
Timely response to emergency service calls during and outside of normal working hours
Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
Advise Supervisor of job progress and material/labor requirements
Accomplish tasking working from Job Plans, verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable specifications and codes.
Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) , suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed 
Perform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
Proactively identify any unsafe conditions or hazards and communicate them effectively
Work directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking
Learn and use computer-based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applications
Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) , Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements
Other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

Minimum 4 years’ experience in boiler operation and complete hydronic and steam HVAC systems maintenance and repair
Documented experience in construction, repair, and/or maintenance of commercial, residential, and/or industrial facilities’ boiler systems

Expected Skills and Competencies:

Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, diagrams, maintenance manual and manufacturer’s troubleshooting guides to accomplish tasking
Experienced developing written work plans, job hazard analysis, and job safety analysis related to the work activities under a permit to work system
Proficient in LOTO procedures for various tasking
Proficient in confined space safety protocols
Proficient in risk assessment and determination of PPE appropriate to specific tasking
Knowledgeable of limits of PPE and proper maintenance of PPE
Familiar with fall protection and respirator use
Competent analyzing situations and making technical and safety decisions based on specifications and applicable codes and manufacturer guidelines
Solid decision-making ability and sound judgment to safely and effectively solve problems
Good organizational and planning skills
Possess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer-based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications


Certificate in Steam Boiler Operation/Maintenance
ASSE 19210 hydronic Heating & Cooling Certificate
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management

Physical and/or Other


Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF

Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.

Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores) , “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station) , recycling efforts & safety objectives.
Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States



Our 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.


Security Clearance Required: yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0084379 2023. 03. 25

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