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


Job purpose

Provides direct supervision of the Antenna Riggers to ensure safe installation and maintenance of all guyed towers, freestanding towers and antenna support structures in the USAP. The antenna rigger Lead also provides guidance and assistance to install and maintain necessary coaxial cable, connectors on coaxial cabling, maintenance and repairs of antenna radomes. Also coordinates installation and maintenance of various solar and wind turbine power generation sites. Responsible for developing and tracking project plans and timelines. This position requires both technical and managerial skills.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develops project schedules and assigns tasks to team members
  • Supervises the staff members assigned to specific projects.
  • Coordinates project resources and communications with team members.
  • Prepares management progress and project status reports.
  • Assists the Communications System Supervisor with project design, development, and implementation.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy.
  • Manages and assists with all installations and maintenance of USAP HF, UHFNHF, microwave, and satellite antenna systems and radomes.
  • Designs and installs technical rigging and rope-access systems 
  • Manages and assists with installation of solar and wind-turbine power generation systems.
  • Manages and assists with annual inspections and maintenance on antenna systems at Palmer, South Pole, McMurdo, and Christchurch, New Zealand USAP facilities, deep field sites.
  • Supervises/assists with the installation and maintenance of air and foam dielectric coaxial cable and connectors.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Guides and conducts technical training for antenna riggers and Communications shop personnel as needed. Ensures all antenna riggers have completed proper training.
  • Performs other duties as required. 


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in tower and antenna installation and maintenance or minimum of five years experience installing structural steel.
  • Knowledge of all safety aspects of tower and antenna rigging is necessary.
  • Two years supervisory experience with independent responsibility is necessary.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must possess current Tower Climbing Certification

Preferred Experience:

  • BS degree in Information Technology, science or engineering
  • Five years experience providing technical expertise and leadership assistance to large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Familiarity with OSHA approved fall restraint and fall arrest systems and similar devices required to work safely above the ground preferred.
  • Experience with metal working/fabricating including welding, cutting, drilling, grinding and bending.
  • 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.


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

Physical requirements

Deployment may be required in this position at discretion of management. If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination for winter-over positions, 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 procedure. US citizenship or permanent residence is required.

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

GHG Corporation
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