PAE, Inc Supply Technician Apprentice in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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Supply Technician Apprentice


Reporting to the Senior Supply Technician, the Supply Technician Apprentice performs limited aspects of technical supply management (inventory, storage, and cataloging) work to a specific trade’s group warehouse. This role is responsible for ensuring efficient issuing, receiving and accurate inventory management of ASC and NSF material.


  • Conducts physical inventories and maintains inventory stock.

  • Receives, stores and issues materials in support of all department operations including forklift support as required. Researches stock information to determine locations and stock levels using the ERP database.

  • Establishes and enhances strong working relationships with customers.

  • Prepares outbound shipments.

  • Examines items received; notes overages, shortages, or any damages incurred in shipping.

  • Accurately documents incoming and outgoing material.

  • Responsible for general housekeeping and maintains warehouse and Outside Storage Area (OSA) in an organized and clean manner.

  • Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned by Senior Supply Technician and/or Supply Department management.


  • This position typically reports to the Senior Supply Technician.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Creative Thinking: Demonstrates originality and imagination in thinking while developing a solution to a problem.

  • Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • 0-6 months of warehouse/supply chain/logistics experience including the use of forklifts, hand trucks and other powered and non-powered lifting devices.

  • Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Strong ability to clearly and efficiently communicate.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to support frequent standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, lifting up to 50lbs, and working at heights.

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), cleaning-up around the station, recycling efforts safety events and objectives.

  • US Citizenship or Permanent US Resident status required.

  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity in any of these areas: Medical/Dental; Construction/Residential Repair; Automotive/Heavy & Industrial Equipment; Science/Lab Support; Food/Beverage/Retail; Office/Hotel/Janitorial Supplies; Electrical/Plumbing/Utilities/Carpentry/Fire Safety; Information Technology/Communications Supplies.

  • IBM Maximo experience.

  • Hazardous material handling experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience with remote polar logistics operations.

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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