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Power and Water Plant Supervisor

Government and Military

Plant Mechanic Supervisor



With minimal supervision, is required to maintain all electrical and mechanical equipment within the Power Plant, Water Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Schedule regular maintenance and address irregular maintenance of power production equipment, water production equipment and wastewater treatment equipment within the plants and at field locations. Work closely with all trades, including linemen, electricians, plumbers and other infrastructure personnel to resolve issues. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with other department leaders and Facilities Managements. Contribute to a safe working environment by coordinating employee trainings and identification and mitigation of environmental and job hazards. Maintain effective communications between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetings. Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and advancement of staff. 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.
  • Be responsible for supervising the operation, preventive maintenance and repair of the main power plant generators, backup emergency generators, on-site high voltage switchgear systems, sea water desalinization and treatment system and the activated sludge wastewater treatment plant.
  • Initiate and close work orders, establish priorities and delegate assigned tasks.
  • Willingness to carry a radio or pager for after hour’s call out’s
  • Completes maintenance records and documents all maintenance performed and maintains operating logbooks and databases as required.
  • Ensure, to the best possible standards, uninterrupted medium voltage electrical service, water supply, and proper operation of the wastewater treatment plant through planning, scheduling, materials take-offs, executing maintenance and supervision of plant operations.
  • Assures expedient response to unplanned power outages.
  • Advises the Utilities Supervisor of the status of power production equipment and systems.
  • Keep the on-ice Facility Engineer advised of the status of power generating, water production and wastewater treatment equipment and systems.
  • Coordinate with the on-ice Facility Engineer on issues concerning power generation, water production and wastewater plant operation.
  • Coordinates with the Utilities Supervisor to order repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies, tools and consumables.
  • Maintain inventory to at least 95% accuracy.
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly affected by this position’s work activities.
  • Provides appropriate safety training to employees and documents the training.
  • Assist Utilities Supervisor in creating and monitoring annual budgets.
  • Recruit and recommend personnel.
  • Monitor employee performance.
  • Evaluates job hazards and communicates information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and/or daily crew meetings.
  • Interprets project tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications and diagrams.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with their subordinates 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:

  • BA/BS required. Equivalent relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum two (2) years supervisory experience in operation and maintenance of diesel engine power plants is required.

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair 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.
  • Working comprehension of electrical distribution, control panels and medium voltage switchgear.
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required, high skill level is preferred.


  • Previous experience with remote Polar Logistics operations is preferred.
  • Experience with desalinization plants and associated equipment, or wastewater treatment plants is preferred.
  • State issued licenses in water plants and/or wastewater treatment plants is preferred.

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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