Electrician Foreman, Antarctica

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Electrician Foreman
Full time

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Electrician Foreman


Seasonal Contract position supporting the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) . Electrician Foreman will supervise and perform electrical maintenance or construction work, or any combination thereof, under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor or Assistant Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Tasking is based on employee’s prior work experience and ASC schedule requirements.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive) :

Supervise the activities of Facilities Electric Shop, Electricians, and Electrician Apprentices
Supervise and perform hands-on installation of branch circuits, power distribution wiring, electrical equipment, fixtures, lighting systems and conduit in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC)
Supervise and perform hands-on diagnosis, repair, and scheduled Preventative Maintenance on existing systems, equipment, fixtures, and infrastructure
Supervise and install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors and other electrical equipment
Supervise and inspect transformers and circuit breakers and other electrical components
Interpret, explain to subordinates and accomplish tasking working from verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable electrical specifications and codes
Work standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment
Use a variety of electrician’s hand tools and measuring and testing instruments and instruct subordinates as necessary
Timely respond to emergency service calls during and outside normal working hours
Maintain effective communication between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetings
Assist with ensuring accurate material and labor charge code use, and accurate timecard submittal
Interact with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, over the telephone, via email and in person in a professional manner
Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
Advise supervisor of job progress, material/labor requirements, and personnel matters
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
Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to identify potential issues and solve problems
Work directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking and assist other trades or departments with their tasking as appropriate
Evaluate labor and material needs for tasking and assign duties to subordinate staff as appropriate
Routinely inspect worksites and evaluate staff tasking
Ensure staff attendance at required trainings and maintain records of departmental trainings
Evaluate and identify job hazards and effectively communicate information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and daily crew meetings
Prepare and document work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, and internal procedural documents as required
Appropriately use personnel protective equipment to include: Arc Flash, electrical rated boots, gloves and non-conductive equipment
Perform ongoing risk and hazard assessment and proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards or Code violations and communicate them effectively
Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) , Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements and participate in Work Center Safety Program and ASC safety objectives
Follow ASC Electrical Safety Program and promote electrical safety throughout the United States Antarctic Program
Learn and use computer-based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
Communicate professionally and informatively with subordinates
Maintain division metrics following Quality Assurance procedures, and safety practices
Assist with the ordering of resupply materials for the department to maintain adequate inventory on station
Handle confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc. ) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism
Review and approve employee timesheets and Maximo Work Orders
Work with Human Resources to timely address personnel issues
Provide timely performance feedback to staff and timely submission of end-of-season evaluations to Human Resources
Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring and advancement of staff
Perform other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

A current Journeyman Electrician license, a current Master Electrician license, or equivalent Union membership in good standing.   A Journeyman license requiring less than 8,000 hours or of the Residential type shall not be considered.
Minimum eight years of documented experience in all phases of electrical work, including rough-in, trim-out, wiring of electrical equipment and fixtures, conduit installation, power distribution wiring including voltages up to 4160, and design /layout of electrical systems

Must have been in a lead, Foreman, or supervisory position for a minimum of three of the eight years of experience

Expected Skills and Competencies:

Thorough knowledge of the current National Electrical Code and the principles of electricity
Possess the competencies, willingness, and ability to perform the duties of position
Experienced in construction and maintenance of commercial and/or industrial facilities
Proficient in diagnosing electrical issues and maintaining, adjusting, repairing, and replacing electrical systems and components
Skilled in 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
Thorough knowledge of the principles of electricity and the current National Electrical Code
Proficient in the use of electrical/electronic and mechanical test equipment, instruments, measuring devices, and shop tools such as soldering units, meters, scopes, and probes
Highly skilled at troubleshooting using appropriate testing devices
Extremely knowledgeable regarding occupational hazards of the electrical trade and related safety precautions
Expert in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment
Minimum intermediate level computer skills with MS Office Suite experience to include Word, Excel and Outlook
Able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer-based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications 
Proficient in LOTO procedures for various tasking
Proficient in confined space safety protocols
Proficient in electrical safety procedures (NFPA 70E and OSHA)
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


Training or certification on NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Experience with installation, repair, and maintenance of heat trace on outdoor insulated piping
Experience with installation, repair, and maintenance of permanently installed UPS systems
Experience with installation, repair, and maintenance of motor controls and Variable Frequency Drives
Experience with Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management System
Experience with installation, repair, and maintenance of airfield runway lighting (McMurdo only)
Experience with maintenance and installation of fire alarm systems and components (South Pole and Palmer)

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 R0084361 2023. 03. 25

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