Electrical Services Technician – Antarctica - Fire Alarm Commissioning Summer Only

at British Antarctic Survey
Location Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Date Posted 6th February 2017
Category In the field
In the field & office
In the office
Maintenance/Engineering
Other
Job Type Contract/short-term

Description

We are recruiting experienced and skilled technicians to take responsibility for maintenance, repair and support of mechanical services at our Antarctic research stations during the Antarctic (austral) summer months.

We are offering a rare opportunity to do what may seem like an ordinary job in the most extraordinary place on Earth. The UK’s polar research effort is critically important for understanding environmental issues that affect everyone. Antarctica is also the most exhilarating and spectacular workplace you could imagine.

You will have served a full apprenticeship, have a BTEC, relevant City & guilds or NVQ with a recognised qualification within the electrical services industry and have post qualification/apprenticeship practical site experience.

With high levels of self-motivation and strong team-working skills you will be able to manage your time well, anticipate problems and take responsibility for reporting issues to your managers and fellow team members.

You will have served a full apprenticeship, have a BTEC, relevant City & guilds or NVQ with a recognised qualification within the mechanical service industry and have post qualification/apprenticeship practical site experience.

With high levels of self-motivation and strong team-working skills you will be able to manage your time well, anticipate problems and take responsibility for reporting issues to your managers and fellow team members.

Purpose

To take responsibility for the decommissioning and recommissioning of the fire alarm system across the station, including the provision of temporary alarm systems.

Qualification

Served full apprenticeship, BTEC, relevant City & Guilds or NVQ.

Recognised qualification within the electrical services industry.

Duties

- Decommission the existing system ready to relocate the station
- Recommission the system
- Maintain temporary alarm systems
- Reporting of problems or work requests to the line manager.
- Carrying out works as directed by the line manager.
- Carrying out the pre-planned maintenance (PPM) programme.
- Carrying out non-routine repair and maintenance as necessary, to ensure the safe, efficient and effective operational needs of the Station.
- Recording and advising on the requirement to add elements to the PPM system.
- Recording and documenting test results on the fire alarm installations.
- Work with and ‘stand in for’ other staff to ensure the efficient and effective operational needs of the Station are maintained.
- Undertake other general duties as required or directed by the line manager and Station Leader.

Application

For more details and to apply please see the link below:

https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/electrical-services-technician-fire-alarm-commissioning-summer-only-antarctica/

Applications close 2nd April 2017

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.