Joiner/Builder – Antarctica

at British Antarctic Survey
Location Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Date Posted 13th February 2017
Category In the field
In the field & office
In the office
Maintenance/Engineering
Other
Job Type Contract/short-term

Description

British Antarctic Survey is in the midst of relocating its Halley VI Research Station to a new site in 2017. Halley VI is the first Antarctic research station to be designed specifically to cope primarily with the movement of the ice shelf. This will be the first time that the station has been moved since it became operational in 2012.

We are looking for a joiner/builder to help us deliver this exciting and challenging project.

You will be completing a program of works for the station during the austral summer to assist with the building and maintaining temporary work camps, preparing the modules for the relocation and subsequent re-commissioning tasks. Using your own initiative, you will be required to be self-motivated and work both individually and as part of a team. You will have served a full relevant apprenticeship or training to UK standards and relevant City & Guilds, together with on-site practical carpentry and general builder skills.

The move is vital for us to continue with our scientific research and you could play a crucial role in our success - do you have what it takes?

Purpose

To work as part of a small team with the Facilities Engineer to complete the programme of works for the station during the austral summer.

The overall work program for the season is to relocate the existing station to a new site on the Brunt Ice shelf.

The Joiner/Builder is to assist with building and maintaining the temporary work camps, preparing the modules for the relocation and subsequent recommissioning tasks.

Additional tasks will include associated small projects, maintenance, repair, upkeep and support of the Antarctic station buildings and infrastructure together with assisting other trades as required.

Qualification

Served full relevant apprenticeship or training to UK standards and relevant City & Guilds.

Duties

- Assisting with the assembly of the temporary work camps and associated infrastructure together with constructing the linking covered walkways.
- Preparing the main station living and science modules for relocation to the new site
- Maintaining and repairing the structure, fabric, fixtures and fittings of the station and work camps.
- Maintaining and repairing the structure, fabric, fixtures and fittings of the stations, which includes general building works.
- Carrying out minor works projects under the guidance of the Facilities Engineer or Senior Engineer.
- The reporting of major problems or work requests to the Facilities Engineer who is the Line Manager for this post.
- Maintenance of all tools and equipment required to complete the works.
- Maintenance and revision of materials and tools stock lists to ensure sufficient spares, equipment and materials are available to carry out the planned works for the following year.
- Liaison with the Facilities Manager and Station Management to co-ordinate the work program to meet overall season objectives in a safe manner.
- Record works undertaken and advise items to be added to the maintenance programme.
- To organize and carry out work in a safe, orderly and tradesman like way including compliance with all appropriate risk assessments and method statements.
- Working with and assisting other building and engineering trades to ensure the planned projects are completed.
- Work with other staff to ensure the operational and safety standards of the station are maintained.
- 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.

Further details & application:

For further details and to apply for this position please see the link below:

https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/joinerbuilder-antarctica/

Closing date for applications is the 2nd April 

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