Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Janitorial/Lodging
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Janitor, Lead (2021/2022)


SEASON:  Austral Summer and/or Winter


LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica


SECTOR/DEPT:  Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica


REPORTS TO:  Janitor Coordinator


Currently seeking a Janitor, Lead - Responsible for supervising a team of stewards in the cleaning of dormitories, work centers and recreational facilities, as well as leading special projects. Also responsible for duties in an industrial laundry facility as needed.



Supervises and assists in the cleaning, maintenance and restocking of supplies in common use areas of dormitories, work centers and recreational facilities, i.e. lounges, hallways, stairwells, toilet and shower areas, laundry areas and recycling centers.


Cleans and disinfects surfaces contaminated by bodily fluids in accordance with proper blood borne pathogen procedures


Supervises and assists in training of new stewards, demonstrating proper ergonomics and cleaning techniques.


Supervises and assists in special projects as assigned by Steward Coordinator, including carpet extraction, waxing and buffing floors, carpet shampooing, etc.


Supervises and assists in restocking of required janitorial cleaning supplies, maintaining organized and efficient storage spaces.


Supervises the laundry facility, assisting in the collection, preparation, and distribution of linen packs to and from the laundry facility


Assists lodging office in performing lock out duties during off work hours. (Only applies to Winter)


Assists lodging office in performing room inspections for residents leaving station to verify rooms are in "Move in Ready" condition.


Responsible for making up rooms for arriving Distinguished Visitors, maintaining contact with the NSF Administrative Coordinator for turn around, and ensuring rooms are cleaned after their departure.


Participates in MCI trainings and drill as determined by supervisor.


Performs quality assurance inspection of steward cleaning runs, documenting areas of improvement and achievement with a close eye for detail.


Creates the daily tasking in coordination with Steward Coordinator, working also with other departments to develop the overall cleaning schedule.


Conducts safety and maintenance presentations on janitorial related topics, products, and machines.


May be required to work the night shift.


Provides direct support, using staff resources if necessary, to the achievement of all metrics related to ASC.


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.


Must be able to lift and move up to the safety regulation maximum in a safe manner and perform functions requiring repetitive motion, standing for up to 9 hours daily, and working on hands and knees.

Performs other duties as needed.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED.


CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver's license required.


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience in a custodial related industry or manual labor industry required. Minimum of one year supervisory experience required. Previous experience with Station Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.


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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