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Heavy Equipment Mechanics - Seasonal (2-4 months) and Full Time

Company: Polar Field Services
Location: Littleton
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

We are currently hiring for Heavy Equipment Mechanics! We are looking for Seasonal and Full Time Mechanics deploying to Greenland and Alaska for 2-4 months.These positions support operations at various sites in the Arctic to maintain and operate facilities for the National Science Foundation research in the Arctic. Responsible for skilled service diagnostics and repair work on a variety of motorize vehicles, heavy equipment, power generation equipment and small motorized equipment. Additionally, routinely uses a computer to track and report progress of work activities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The following list is an overview of basic tasking.* Perform any combination of the following: install, maintain, inspect, trouble-shoot, diagnose, and repair a variety of motorized vehicles including Caterpillar, Tucker, snowmobiles, and power generation equipment using computerized diagnostic software and basic diagnostic tools.* Monitor maintain and repair station power* Monitor and maintain building facilities that include structural, minor electrical, plumbing, heating systems and appliances.* Perform fueling operations, inspections and maintenance for station fuel system, bulk storage, and Air National guard Aircraft operations.* Maintain service records in CMMS. Complete weekly reports.* Maintain inventory records and provide resupply information* Prioritize tasking to meet station needs in coordination with onsite and off-site managers.* to prepare mechanical equipment for retrograde according to hazardous regulations for aircraft movement.* Use testing meters and other materials, tools, and methods used in the inspection, repair, replacement, and Installation of a wide variety of electrical equipment.* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Employee will be trained on the maintenance database.* Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.* Report all incidents (injury, illness, near miss, property damage, etc.) immediately to the Station Site Supervisor.* As member of sustaining crew, fulfill role in Emergency Response Team.* Assist with station or camp operations, maintenance and house mouse tasking as required or assigned.Minimum Qualifications (Prior to Employment):Education and Experience:* Minimum of 5 years maintenance & repair experience on heavy equipment* Experience maintaining and operating power generation equipment* Proficient with diagnostic software, tools, and techniques* Familiar with basic office programs* Able to work independently and with others as requiredLicensure(s)/Certifications/Travel Documents:Must possess a current and valid State issued driver's license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by PFS's insurance providerOther Requirements:* Authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Polar Field Services cannot sponsor employment-based work visas.* Must be able to read, write and understand document, manuals, and instructions in English* Regular and predictable onsite attendance as well as availability to work extended hours, including afterhours/weekends and on-call.* Possession of current and valid US passportPreferred Qualifications:* Previous experience working in field repairs and maintenance* Experience working in remote locationsRequirements/Training (Post-Employment):Some or all the following may be required.* General Safety Awareness* Completion of a certified OSHA 10 Hour course and possession of current OSHA card is required.* Wilderness First Responder Certification (Winter Crew Only)* WFA, or WFR certificationGeneral Behaviors and Competencies Required:* Quality of Work - Work must reflect thoroughness, accuracy, and care in presentation.* Results - Achieves goals on schedule and on budget; takes initiative to make improvements.* Quantity of Work/Time Management - Meets deadlines and workload is at an acceptable level. Is dependable and arrives to work and meetings on time.* Customer Service - Demonstrates excellent customer service for both internal and external customers (PFS, Battelle, Loon, Google, X, NSF, scientists, etc.) and proactively works to improve the customer's experience.* Teamwork - Has a positive attitude and influence on colleagues. Proactively works to build and maintain strong working relationships. Collaborates and works effectively with others and values and respects diversity. Actively participates, listens, and shares ideas.* Fiscal Responsibility - Manages and utilizes company time and resources responsibly and judiciously.* Accountability -Does what s/he commits to; listens openly to feedback and accepts responsibility for errors without prompting; works actively to resolve errors/issues in a constructive manner.* Judgment and Problem Solving - Quickly identifies causes of problems, generates creative solutions, and makes choices consistent with company values and expectations; resolves problems in early stages whenever possible.* Flexibility -Adapts to changing conditions, switching strategies as appropriate and generates new solutions; deals maturely with frustration and disappointment; integrates changes quickly and gracefully; understands, accepts, and promotes change in the workplace.* Communication Skills - Presents ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing; listens, questions, and ensures understanding; keeps appropriate people informed and closes the loop; uses positive language, even in difficult situations.Additional Skills, Behaviors and Competencies Required:Code of ConductAll PFS employees must abide by our Code of Conduct. In summary, PFS values diversity and it is our policy to ensure, promote and maintain an environment free from all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination.* Treat others with dignity and respect.* Work cooperatively to share experiences, lessons learned, and to resolve differences.* Exercise a high level of professional and ethical behavior.* Contribute to a safe workplace and protect the environment.Work Schedule:* Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings, and weekends.Required Travel:* Travel is required for this position for up to 6 months in a calendar year.* Travel can be to locations including several sites in Alaska and GreenlandWork Environment/ConditionsThis position requires travel and deployment to remote field sites for work assignments.Outdoor working conditions are challenging, and temperatures may be extreme and exceed -40F. When at field sites, employees will sleep in tents, dorms, or other types of community housing. Food may come from restaurants, self-made or from a cook. Showers, laundry, and other typical amenities may be restricted or eliminated. Transport may include but is not limited to aircraft, trucks, and snow machines.Work may be performed at high altitude.HSE* Adheres to Health, Safety and Environment policies in planning and execution of activities* Use of hand tools and power toolsPhysical Demands/Requirements:Please note: This position requires you to "physically qualify" (PQ). This means you must pass the National Science Foundation required physical/dental exams and drug screen prior to deployment.* Able to move items up to 50lbs independently and 50+ lbs. with mechanical assistance* Able to frequently shovel snow* Ability to hike off trail, long distances, on uneven terrain, at remote locations, in all types of weather, carrying packs weighing up to 40lbs.* Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise. Field work may require frequent exposure to Toxicodendron (e.g. poison ivy and poison oak), ticks, biting insects and other natural hazards.* Ability to climb stairs and ladders* Ability to wear hard hats, steel-toes boots, and other PPE when requiredDISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements, activities and skills required of staff members. This job description may change at any time.Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity StatementPolar Field Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. It is the policy of PFS to ensure equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees and to make employment-related decisions based upon qualifications and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age over 40, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or citizenship

Keywords: Polar Field Services, Littleton , Heavy Equipment Mechanics - Seasonal (2-4 months) and Full Time, Engineering , Littleton, Colorado

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