Boiler Mechanic - Antarctica
Portland, ME  / Detroit, MI  / Milwaukee, WI 
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Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
Summary:

Supports 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.

Position Responsibilities:
 
  • 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 Qualifications:
  • 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

Preferred:
  • 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 Requirements:
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
  • Must participate in community programs such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (station clean-up), “GASH” (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
  • Willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum
  • Willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold conditions
  • 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

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.


 

Job Summary
Company
PAE
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
PAE covers all program related expenses for travel to and from Antarctica as well as housing and food while deployed.
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
4+ years
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