GHG Corporation
  • ASC
  • McMurdo Station, ATA
  • Other
  • Contract


Job purpose

Ensure safe installation and maintenance of all guyed towers, freestanding towers and antenna support structures in the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The antenna riggers also install and maintain necessary coaxial cable, connectors on coaxial cabling, maintenance and repairs of antenna radomes.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Installs and performs maintenance on various solar and wind-turbine power generation sites throughout Antarctic continent.
  • Installs and maintains USAP HF, UHFNHF, microwave, and satellite antenna systems.
  • Develops and fabricates systems for securely installing antennae and other tower-mounted hardware.
  • Designs and installs technical rigging and rope-access systems.
  • Performs annual inspections and maintenance on antenna systems at USAP facilities: Palmer, South Pole, McMurdo, and deep field sites.
  • Maintains inventory and assists with re-supply.
  • Ensures that work areas meet all ASC and USAP safety standards.
  • Frequently climbs towers up to 150' feet in height to perform all normal rigging duties as required.
  • Frequently lifts 40 pounds.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Must possess current Tower Climbing Certification.
  • Minimum of two years experience with technical rigging (tower or rope access) or minimum of three years experience installing structural steel.
  • Knowledge of all safety aspects of high angle construction and technical rigging is necessary.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with metal working/fabricating, including welding, cutting, drilling, grinding and bending and proper use of relevant equipment.
  • Experience with construction and anchoring techniques in rock, snow, and ice.
  • Experience with electrical installation and wiring.
  • Experience working with cranes and other heavy equipment.
  • Familiarity with OSHA approved fall restraint and fall arrest systems and similar devices required to work safely above the ground.
  • Wilderness or other Medical First Responder training.


  • Technical Capacity.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Physical requirements

  • The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. 
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures. 
  • Must be able to work in possibly a stressful and cold environment with 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light

U.S. Citizenship is required. (As required by the United States National Science Foundation)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Position Expectations

This is a full-time position.

Performance Period: October 2018 - February 2019 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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