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Light Vehicle Technician II - Small Engine Field Support

Government and Military

Small Engine Mechanic



The Light Vehicle Technician II is responsible for inspecting and servicing power equipment used by field parties in Antarctica.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance, diagnosis and repair of generators and small equipment, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Performs rebuilds on engines, drive trains or components or equipment. Provides training for personnel on the safe use of the above equipment.
  • Performs on-site maintenance and repair to equipment in field, as required.
  • In field camps, works as Equipment Operator as required, including, but not limited to: grooming the skiway and loading/unloading aircraft. Trains camp staff on proper equipment and vehicle usage. Contributes to field camp end of season report, as required. Required to perform a variety of tasks, such as shoveling, cargo organization and movement, and fueling aircraft, vehicles and buildings.
  • Maintains detailed records on all work performed and completes work orders.
  • Operates and maintains equipment including: a compressor, presses, air tools, electric power tools, forklifts, grooming equipment, etc.
  • Assists MEC Shop Foreman/Camp Manager with daily operations. In field camps may be required to assist the heavy equipment technician with taskings.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area.
  • Performs duties in support of metrics (as provided by the supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether they can be directly or indirectly, effected by job duties.
  • 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.
  • Maintains workplace program and ensures safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline small engines and generators is required, or three years’ experience in maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline small engines and generators with at least one season experience working on vehicles in Antarctica.

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Word; ability to accurately document changes to work orders and inventory on a computer-based system.


  • Training at a technical school
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Experience in snowmobile or ATV maintenance and repair and/or maintenance of tracked vehicles such as Tucker Sno-Cats and Pisten Bullys
  • Previous cold weather experience
  • Experience with Diesel, two and four stroke engines; maintaining small engines.
  • Experience with electrical power generation
  • Able to read and understand wiring schematics

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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