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


Job purpose

Performs maintenance and repair of all inside and outside cable plant at USAP stations. The position is responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephone and PBX systems for the station, fiber/copper connectivity and call management systems for 1200+ users. The position provides critical required tasking such as fiber optic splicing, PBX programming and providing assistance with network and communications troubleshooting on the station.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide phone system management.
  • Assist communications Department with Black Island related events.
  • Survey all OSP cables and hardware for damage and schedule repairs as necessary.
  • Run current list-ups on all PBX's and file for summer reference.
  • Provide voice/data services to outlying field sites.
  • Provide support for testing and implementation of (802.11b) wireless LAN devices. Install and repair McMurdo telephones.
  • Install and maintain inside and outside CATV, UTP, and Fiber distribution plant. Install and maintain LAN cable drops & runs.
  • Maintain Automated Teller Machines and associated network equipment.
  • Update cable plant optical fiber and UTP as-builts.
  • Program and maintain PBXs at Telco, CSEC, and MRSF. Provide OSP and ISP support, engineering and estimates. Maintain Telco inventory and records.
  • Support PairGain bridges and Cisco wide-area communications.
  • Install and maintain all network transmission and distribution media, including twisted pair and optical fiber.
  • Provide network management and maintenance support for USES transmission network (GDC MS). Provide daily status monitoring of all remote sites.
  • Install, maintain, and administer PBX hardware and software in McMurdo, CSEC. Maintain up to date cable records.
  • Update SOPs as needed.
  • Provide installation and maintenance support for T-1 and HDSL transmission facilities.
  • Maintain and report monthly performance statistics.
  • Produce monthly long-distance call accounting reports.
  • Assists Communications Supervisor in annual departmental inventory and re-supply ordering. ensures that work areas meet all ASC and USAP safety standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Continued education in technical courses pertaining to telecommunications electronics preferred.
  • Minimum of four years experience in telecommunications systems is required. Experience with PBXs, wiring standards and protocols required. Solid understanding of logical and systematic troubleshooting techniques is required.
  • Excellent command of computers and software used in modern telecommunications facilities is required. Familiarity with the use of telecommunications test equipment, OTDRs, bit error rate testers and communications analyzers are required.
  • Familiarity with electronics equipment cabling and standard installation wiring practices is required. Minimum two years' experience maintaining digital communications equipment preferred.
  • US citizenship or permanent residence is required.


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

Physical requirements

  • The individual in the position must successfully complete physical, dental, and psychological examinations 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.

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

Position Expectations

This is a full-time position

Performance Period: February 2019 - October 2019


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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