Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 13-May-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Waste Operations
  • ATA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Waste Management Specialist

SEASON: Austral Winter (Feb 2022 - Nov 2022)

LOCATION: South Pole, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica


Waste Management:

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

Process solid and hazardous waste accordingly. This includes marking, weighing, and storing the drums or items. Updating the HWIS form with any required information and determining disposition of solid waste

Troubleshoot any issues that arise and elevate them as needed

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

Assist with Hazardous Waste Labpacking under direction of Hazardous Waste Manager

Follow all JHAs, and update them if needed

Community Involvement:

Coordinate with Hazardous and Solid Waste Managers and South Pole Winter Site Manager to set priority and schedule for the season

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

Attend weekly meetings associated with position

Conduct community Waste Briefs or other informational sessions

Spill Response Lead:

Respond to all spills safety and appropriately

Clean up or coordinate clean up of all spills and write spill reports

General Requirements:

Regular use of drum dollies, cargo straps, banding, shovels, pallet jacks, power tools and other tools

Position requires regular physical activity, including bending, consistently lifting and carrying, reaching and gripping

Able to participate 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 Hazardous Waste Manager and Solid Waste Manager


Proficient computer skills, including Excel and Outlook

Able to lift 50 pounds, regularly

Familiarity with power tools and machinery

Equipment operating experience

Valid Driver's License and Passport valid for six months after contract end

Physically able to be active for 9 hours daily

Must be able to lift the safety regulation maximum

Must pass physical qualification assessment

Able to deploy to Antarctica for length of contract


Previous Antarctic deployment

Previous USAP Waste Management experience

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

1 quarter of college General Chemistry

College degree in Chemistry or Environmental Science

OSHA HazWOPER 40-Hour, current


High School diploma or equivalent


Valid Driver's License and passport valid for six months after end of contract.


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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