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Power Plant Technician

Government and Military

Aircraft Technician



Under the supervision of Utilities Supervisor or their on-ice representative, is required to operate and monitor all mechanical equipment within the Power Plant. Coordinate with the Lead Power Plant Mechanic the regular maintenance and irregular maintenance of generators within the plant. Work closely with linemen and other infrastructure personnel to resolve issues. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with Lead Power Plant Mechanic. Contribute to a safe working environment by participating in employee trainings and identification and mitigation of environmental and job hazards. Maintain effective communications between departments. Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and identify potential issues.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies and procedures. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Provides uninterrupted medium voltage electrical service while operating to the highest standards.
  • Monitors Power Plant parameters and makes necessary adjustments to ensure operations are within established guidelines.
  • Monitors diesel engine/generators and associated switch gear parameters.
  • Monitors waste heat recovery system, wind turbine production and auxiliary equipment parameters.
  • Makes adjustments to diesel engine/generators and auxiliary systems to insure Power Plant is operating with the highest level of efficiency and reliability possible. Monitors and makes adjustments to power distribution system by adding and removing feeders as required.
  • Maintains operating logbooks and databases as required.
  • Starts, places in service and secures diesel generators as necessary.
  • Maintains identified operational hours spread of diesel engine/generators to better forecast maintenance.
  • Responds to unscheduled equipment failures with appropriate immediate and subsequent actions while on shift.
  • Assists the Power Plant Mechanic with scheduled maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintains cleanliness of Power Plant facilities including diesel engines.
  • Advises the Utilities Supervisor or their on-ice representative of the status of power production equipment and systems.
  • Works a rotating shift; day, swing or night shift
  • Trains Power Plant Operator’s on mechanical equipment as directed.
  • Complies with applicable Safety, Environment, Health, and Waste Management policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position’s work activities.
  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with their superiors and peers as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
  • May be required to work outside on various jobsites in extreme cold weather and environmentally challenging conditions.
  • Interacts with other partner companies, the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person. Is kind, courteous, cooperative and professional at all times.
  • Participate in dormitory chores while deployed to Antarctica.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Minimum 2 years Power Plant experience required (Diesel, Gas Turbine, Nuclear, Hydroelectric or Renewable). Equivalent experience in diesel engine or electrical maintenance experienced accepted in lieu of Power Plant experience.

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the operation of diesel electric generating equipment is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, hazards, and safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators is required.
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and to work efficiently in a stressful environment is required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.


  • High school graduate or GED
  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations
  • Diesel Power generation experience
  • Strong background in diesel engine and electrical troubleshooting

Physical and/or Other Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
  • Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
  • Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
  • Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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