Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Oct-2018 to 01-Feb-2019 (MST)
  • Waste Operations
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Contract

POSITION:  Waste Stream Coordinator (2019)

SEASON:  Austral Winter (Feb - Oct 2019)

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica



Responsible for collecting, processing, and loading solid waste and recyclables for shipment to Port Hueneme, CA on annual shipping vessel.

Operation of front-end loaders, skid steers, and articulating forklift, as well as several types of industrial balers and an industrial tub wood grinder

Regular use of cargo straps, banding, pallet jacks, and power tools

Position requires constant physical activity, including bending, consistently lifting and carrying 50 - 70 lbs, reaching and gripping

Perform ancillary support to station Spill Team, including on-call duties after hours

Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the Waste department

Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities

Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical work environment; position is comprised of approximately 70% outdoor tasking 

Able to maintain flexibility and positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced work setting

Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor)

Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities

Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals.   Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation

Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments

Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace

Perform other duties as required

Reports to Waste Management Specialist



Experience living on remote job site

Equipment operating experience

Familiarity with power tools and machinery

Able to stand for up to 12 hours daily

Must be able to lift the safety regulation maximum and perform functions requiring repetitive motion required

Must pass physical qualification assessment

Able to deploy to Antarctica for length of contract



Previous USAP Waste Management experience

Previous deployment to Antarctica


CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License and passport valid for six months after end of contract

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent

OTHER: US citizenship or permanent residency required


Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
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