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Logistics Supervisor - South Pole

at PAE

Posted: 8/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R0035573-1
Keywords: manager, operations

Job Description

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Logistics Supervisor - South Pole


GENERAL DUTIES (not all-inclusive):

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of all T&L activities at South Pole station including supervision of all T&L staff.
  • Responsible for Aircraft Operations Planning Summary for the South Pole Station used during the season to measure performance and explain variances.
  • Provides ongoing communication and collaboration with CAM/ATO manager regarding the development of materials and operating budgets for South Pole T&L.
  • Acts as a liaison/advisor to line staff and subordinates to resolve technical or operational problems.
  • Directly participates in establishing and administering functional projects (retrograde project, cargo/warehouse facility planning and layout, demo waste project).
  • Monitors inventory control procedures within ASC operations sections; establishes uniform procedures for storage, material receipt and issue, and hazardous materials control.  Responsible for maintaining data processing and file management within MAXIMO
  • Writes and/or updates logistical manuals, as required. This position establishes Standard Operating Procedures for two organizational units: Supply - South Pole, ATO - South Pole.  Responsible for creating and maintaining these SOPs for the South Pole T&L department on a yearly basis.
  • Participates in review of Science logistics requirements.  Provides timely information on logistics support to science while on station.
  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Responsible for recruiting/hiring personnel.  Assists HR recruiting team with follow up on candidate progression through the onboarding process and meeting published recruiting metrics.
  • Oversees the training of Materialspersons in job requirements to include operation of equipment, storage locations, MAXIMO usage, issue and return procedures, inventory and audit procedures, and all other job requirements.
  • Responsible for oversight of the loading/offloading of aircraft and coordinates transportation assets, personnel support, and equipment necessary for the operation.  Provides technical guidance for outsized cargo loads.
  • Will frequently perform strenuous physical work.
  • Will occasionally need to lift and push 75lbs.
  • Will frequently need to lift and push 50lbs.
  • Will constantly move 20 lb. objects.
  • Will frequently climb vertical ladders into and out of equipment.
  • Will frequently climb vertical ladders and platforms to access cargo.
  • Provide guidance and evaluations on employee performance throughout the operating season.  Prepares and presents end of season evaluation for contract staff.
  • Review and approve weekly time sheets for contract staff.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
  • Performs other duties as required


  • BS/BA required or four (4) years of equivalent career experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of AMC Airlift Load Planners Course, Phase I & II or current holder of valid AMC Form 9 desired.
  • Minimum of four (4) years supervisory experience required.
  • Familiar with cargo and passenger tracking database operations and aircraft load planning required.  MAXIMO & Pipeline preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of US Air Force loading regulations (dash 9) preferred.
  • An understanding of remote site or polar logistics is highly desirable.
  • One (1) year of experience certifying USAP Hazardous Cargo is preferred.
  • Critical problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail extremely important.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working in extreme outdoors weather conditions.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment and possess solid decision-making ability to quickly, safely and effectively solve problems.
  • Must be able to professionally and effectively communicate both orally and in writing to management, staff, colleagues and Program Officials.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status required.


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