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

POSITION: Hazardous Waste Technician (2021-2022)

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: Palmer Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica


Operate SkyTrak telehandler, Toolcat, ATVs, and zodiacs as required

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

Quality check all shipping containers and correct discrepancies immediately

Process hazardous and radioactive waste per SOPs. This includes marking, labeling, weighing, and storing the drums or items into a shipping container.

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

Consolidate and labpack wastes as required per profile and classification

Daily use of pallet jack, banding equipment, power tools, hand tools, shovels, and other tools

Collect station waste and recycling to transport to appropriate staging area

Package all waste properly to meet regulations and/or follow best practices

Load shipping containers with packaged waste to meet regulations and/or follow best practices

Operate incinerator, glass crusher, and baler as needed

Support other work centers as needed and as time allows (Logistics, FMC, Boathouse, etc.)

Attend all required emergency response team trainings

Maintain clean and orderly work spaces in processing facility and in outdoor work areas

Participate in all required station support duties such as GASH and House Mouse

Track all labor, work orders, and other data accurately

Participate in safety meetings

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

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 and possible night shift duties.

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

Possible travel to spill school within the US


Previous USAP Waste Management experience

Previous deployment to Antarctica

EDUCATION: High school education or GED.

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.

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