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Estimated Pay $23 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Cincinnati, Ohio

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Job Description

Responsible for safe and proficient operation of cranes and heavy equipment in Antarctica.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Determines safe lift parameters and follows established procedures.
  • Documents lift plan as required any time the lift exceeds 75% of the cranes capacity for any given circumstance.
  • Operates cranes for building construction and movement of cargo or equipment.
  • Is responsible for the safe and technically proficient operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, articulating loaders, excavators, graders, backhoes, fork-lifts, tele-handlers, snow blasters, tracked agricultural tractors, pistenbullys, dump-trucks, snow moving and grooming equipment, etc.
  • Performs daily equipment checks to ensure all equipment is properly maintained and in safe operating condition. Notates any repair or maintenance needs on the daily check list and notifies Foreman of these items daily. Checks all fluids and immediately notifies the Vehicle Maintenance Facility of any deficiencies and takes care of them prior to operation
  • Safely operate various types of cranes to lift and move material.
  • Rigs equipment, machinery, and material using slings, chain falls, come-alongs, and other rigging gear as required and in accordance with all safety protocols
  • Identifies and creates work orders for general maintenance needs according to manufacturer recommendations or as directed by the Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Fleet Operations leadership.
  • Completes Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) as required
  • Tracks equipment hours daily and notifies fleet operations office foreman any time equipment is within 25 hours of its PM due hours.
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly crane inspections as required.
  • Performs general duties as required in support of Fleet Operations and ASC Operations Division metrics (as provided by the supervisor).
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate compliance documentation.
  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Snow shoveling, ice-chipping, and other forms of manual labor required.
  • Performs physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of tall equipment and vehicles, crawling as needed, working outdoors in extreme cold and walking long distances daily.
  • Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Reads and understands the manufacturers operating manual for each piece of equipment prior to operation of that equipment.
  • Accurately records time worked and equipment hours used daily in Maximo and on timesheet.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • NCCCO Certification, or equivalent, in crane operations
  • Four years of experience as a heavy equipment operator (such as those outlined above)
  • A minimum of 200 hours of routine crane operation

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient in manipulating crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement safely and according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Proficient in performing safety inspections of crane, heavy equipment, wire rope, hooks, slings and rigging and identifying, documenting and reporting any issues.
  • Proficient in performing pre-operational inspections and calculating crane capacities and weight to prepare for safe rigging and hoisting.
  • Proficient in operating crane in accordance with signals from helper.
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA safety regulations pertaining to crane operation
  • Ability to read, interpret, understand and follow crane lift plans and load charts
  • Expected to be proficient in quickly and safely responding to emergencies.
  • Ability to inspect and document rigging.
  • Experienced in the proper use of appropriate personal protective equipment for each task


  • Experience in construction and/or maintenance of commercial and/or industrial facilities.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Prior experience operating equipment in extreme cold and windy conditions.
  • General knowledge and understanding of project schedules.
  • Prior snow moving and grooming experience.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Experienced in operating a commercial vehicle in compliance with all DOT regulations.
  • Class A CDL preferred
  • Prior experience working in austere environments.
  • Ability to thrive in an equipment and resource limited environment.
  • Ability to work in an environment with regular Re-Directs and Change Orders in a calm, collected and respectful manner. With McMurdo Station under a complete rebuild new tasking, weather and priorities are the norm rather than the exception.

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 able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization.
  • Note: US Citizenship is required forfacility credentials/authorization at this work location
  • 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 Drivers License issued in the United States

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 veterans 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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