PAE, Inc Carpenter in Palmer Station, Antarctica

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World


Support the Antarctic Support Contract and the National Science Foundation's United States Antarctic Program, accomplishing hands-on carpentry tasks on maintenance and construction projects as needed.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all-inclusive):

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Advises the Carpenter ShopMaintenance Foreman on job progress and material requirements.

  • Accomplishes various projects utilizing design drawings and specifications.

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.

  • Must be willing to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.

  • Occasionally assist other trades and station staff with non-carpentry duties as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Basic to advanced first aid training preferred.

  • Minimum four years of documented experience in most phases of carpentry, including rough framing, and finish carpentry is required.

  • The ability to read design drawings is required.

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

  • Experience in commercial and industrial environment is preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

  • 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-pickingGASH” (galley cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.

  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status 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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