Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 01-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Waste Operations
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Hazardous Waste Technician

SEASON: Winfly (Aug 2024 - Oct 2024)

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Six Mile, LLC Antarctica


Responsible for the collection, processing and packaging of all hazardous waste on station, including legal classification, required packaging and proper labeling of all containers

Ability to be extremely detail oriented and meet a high level of quality control regarding highly regulated USAP hazardous wastes

Ability to learn and follow all ACA, EPA, NRC, IMDG, DOT, State, rules and regulations regarding hazardous wastes being shipped

Ability to complete all documentation and tracking to a high degree of accuracy

Serves as a station Spill Team Member and is on call for one week out of every four, twenty-four hours a day

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

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

Perform labpacking duties if applicable

Perform safe operation of an articulating forklift (Case M4K)

Quality check all shipping containers and correct discrepancies immediately

Assist the Solid Waste Department as needed

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

Write spill reports, if applicable

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


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

Physically able to be active for 9 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

A prerequisite of employment for this position is to successfully gain a favorable Tier 1 - Elevated Background Investigation (EBI) result prior to deployment. Candidates hired for this position will be required to complete; online forms, written forms, fingerprint cards and provide additional details and information as requested by NSF Personnel Security.


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

1 year of High School Chemistry or equivalent

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)

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License and passport valid for six months after end of contract.

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.

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

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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.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
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