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

POSITION:  Hazardous Waste Supervisor

SEASON:  Winter (Feb 2022 - Sept 2022)

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica 


Coordinate with Hazardous Waste Manager to set priority for department

Ensure all incoming employees receive proper training, and maintain a log of this information

Coordinate with other departments to ensure efficient pick up and processing of haz waste

Daily tasking and supervision of department

Assist with writing mid- and post-season evaluation for the crew

Attend weekly meetings in the event of Hazardous Waste Manager's absence 

Conduct community Waste Briefs or other informational sessions if necessary

Troubleshoot any issues that arise and elevate them to Hazardous Waste Manager as needed

Picking up hazardous waste and associated paperwork from various departments on station, assuring quality of information on Hazardous Waste Identification Sheet (HWIS)

Process waste accordingly.  This includes marking, labeling, weighing, and storing the drums or items into a shipping container.  Updating the HWIS form with any required information

Daily use of a drum dolly, pallet jack, banding equipment, power tools, shovels, and other tools.

Using the proper PPE for various tasks (correct gloves, respirator, safety glasses, etc.)

Perform certain classification qualitative testing on items (pH testing, flash point testing, etc.)


Safe operation of a M4K (Pickle)

Accurate input into haz waste tracking database

Quality check all shipping containers and correct discrepancies immediately

Follow all JHA's, and update them if needed

Assist the Solid Waste Department as needed

During Vessel and Tanker Operations, work 12 hour shifts, either day or night shift

Active member of the Spill Response Team:

     Be on call 24-hours a day for approximately one week of each month

     Be able to supply manual labor (shoveling) for several hours if needed

     Write spill reports, if applicable

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

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 90% 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 Hazardous Waste Manager



2 years (or Ice seasons) of Waste Management experience

College degree (2 additional years of experience will substitute)

Strong computer software experience

Able to lift 50 pounds consistently and wear a respirator

Valid Driver's License and Passport

Ability to pass background check and drug screening



1 year of Hazardous Materials shipping/characterization or reporting experience   ' OR  '  2 years of Environmental remediation.

1 year of supervisory experience

1 quarter of college General Chemistry

College degree in Chemistry or Environmental Science

OSHA HazWOPER 40-Hour, current

Familiarity with power tools and machinery

Equipment operating experience


EDUCATION:  College degree (2 additional years of experience will substitute)


OTHER: US citizenship or permanent residency and passport required


Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) an Alaska Native Corporation has offered outstanding Janitorial and Food Services for over 10 years. GSC has an exceptional record for providing food and janitorial services with ongoing contracts in many facilities types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary and field sites. Utilizing state of the art environmentally friendly cleaning products we create healthier surroundings, promote productivity, reduce costs, and increase safety of buildings. Our Food Services are committed to customer satisfaction and thorough quality control processes resulting in successful competitions for quality of service awards including the U.S. Air Force "Best Dining Facility" in Air Combat Command and runner up to the Ney award for best dining facility in the Navy. GSC 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 supported by Compass Group

We are committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers.

If you require assistance in the application process, please contact us at: 

Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation

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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