Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 01-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Waste Operations
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Technician

SEASON: Winter 2022 (Feb 2022-Oct 2022)

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica


Responsible for the safe and technically proficient operation of equipment such as; articulating loaders, graders, fork-lifts, tracked agricultural tractors, dump-trucks, excavators, etc.

Performs daily equipment checks to ensure all equipment is properly maintained and in safe operating condition.

Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements.

Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of tall vehicles and heavy equipment, crawling as needed, working outdoors in extreme cold, and walking long distances daily. Snow shoveling, ice-chipping, and other forms of manual labor required.

Accurately records time worked and equipment hours used daily in Maximo.

Performs other duties as required.

Reports to Manager, Solid Waste.


Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.

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.

Must participate in community programs, such as "house-mouse" (chores), "daisy-picking" (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.


Familiarity with Microsoft Office preferred.

Prior cold-climate equipment operations preferred.

EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent is strongly preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's license required. Class A or B CDL preferred.

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.

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