Fire Alarm Technician - Antarctica

Employer: PAE

Job Description:
In addition to a chance of a lifetime opportunity, PAE pays for your travel to and from Antarctica, room & board, medical & life Insurance, employee assistance program (EAP) and internet access. You are also eligible to enroll in our 401k retirement plan and long term disability.
Supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Fire Systems Technician will perform maintenance and installation tasking under the supervision of the Fire Systems Technician Foreman, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, or PM Coordinator. Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
- Maintain fire alarm, detection, notification, reporting, and suppression systems Suppression systems include, but are not limited to CO2, FE-13, Dry Chemical, Stove hood and sprinkler systems
- Diagnose, repair, and perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance on existing fire alarm, detection, notification, reporting, and suppression systems
- Perform periodic maintenance on fire systems equipment in accordance with the Preventative Maintenance Program, NFPA and manufacturer's guidelines
- Ensure proper installation and/or function of electronic aspects of fire systems on maintenance and construction projects
- Ensure compliance with the applicable IBC, IFC and NFPA codes, and satisfaction of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
- Coordinate testing, maintenance, and repair activities with applicable parties as required Parties may include Antarctic Fire Department, Station Management, Facilities Management, and building occupants, among others
- Timely response to emergency service calls during and outside of normal working hours
- Accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
- Advise immediate Supervisor of job progress and material/labor requirements
- Accomplish tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams
- Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and create or revise SOPs as needed
- Perform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
- Use solid decision making ability and sound judgment to safely and effectively solve problems
- 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
- May deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods (McMurdo only)
- Occasionally utilize the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their tasking
Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), - Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements
- Participate in Work Center Safety Program and ASC safety objectives
- Participate in community programs such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (station clean-up), “GASH” (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
- Perform other duties as required

- Current NICET II Fire Alarm certification (minimum)
- Minimum four years of documented experience installing, testing, inspecting, and maintaining fire protection systems, including fire alarm systems, suppression systems, and fire sprinkler systems is required
- Experience including rough wiring, detection device/appliance termination, and head end termination
- Thorough knowledge of the of the principles of electricity and the current National Electrical Code
- Experience in construction and/or maintenance of commercial and/or industrial facilities
- Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams
- Possess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
- Possess the competencies, willingness and ability to perform the duties of position
- Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
- Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum
- Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors
- Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
- US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status

- Experience with Keltron Life Safety Event Management Systems
- Experience with a variety of Fire Suppression systems
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Job Type: Contract
Salary: $1,400.00 to $1,800.00 /week
Alarm Technician: 4 years (Required)
Fire Alarm Testing and Ispection: 4 years (Required)
High school or equivalent (Required)
NICET II Fire Alarm (Required)
Contract Length:
5 - 6 months
7 - 11 months
Contract Renewal:
Full Time Opportunity:
Additional Compensation:
Work Location:
One location
Health insurance
Retirement plan
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
Pay Frequency:
Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Contact Person:
Location: Antarctica
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $1,400 - $1,800 WK

Posted on September 17, 2019
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