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Contract type: Contract
Industry: Construction/Building
Salary: Tick this off your Bucket List
Posted date: 2022/11/18
Job expiry: 2022-12-17
Reference: 268372
Contact name: Andree Jeffares
Contact email:

Job description

We’re seeking expressions of interest from Trade Qualified and experienced COMMERCIAL CARPENTERS to work in Antarctica for the upcoming summer season.  We have multiple vacancies available.

This is an epic opportunity that does not come along every day, do not miss out on the experience of a lifetime!

You need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 as well as having had your booster vaccine due to travel requirements.

New build commercial carpentry work.  You will need to be happy to pitch in and help other trades as required.  There will also be labouring work at times.

You will Need to:

  • Be Trade Qualified and able to supply proof of your Trade Qual at interview stage.
  • Be experienced with steel frame commercial construction.
  • Supply a current up to date CV that outlines your skills, experience & types of commercial projects/jobs worked on and your steel frame commercial experience.
  • Be IT literate and good with dealing with a lot of detailed paperwork.
This role is not for the faint hearted; you will be staying in one of the most isolated places in the world.  You will be based there from December for approximately 3-5 months and will be away the entire time including Christmas.

It’ll be hard work but in return you’ll be paid well, gain the experience of a lifetime, and see some amazing sights that most people will never get to experience.  If you have ever wanted to tick this off your bucket list, this could be the job for you.

The role will be starting in December, but the onboarding process is quite lengthy due to medical requirements and background checks.

At present we are asking builders to express their interest and will be conducting interviews in the coming weeks.

The medicals are quite strict, you would need to be in very good health / have excellent fitness.  You would also be required to do Dental exams and would need good dental health to get clearance.

There is always a lot of interest in these roles, you will need to be patient while we work through all the stages with the applications.

54 hours per week
* Working 6 out of 7 days

Flights provided from any major NZ airport
Food, shared accommodation, travel insurance provided
$57.77 per hour - Contract basis, paid fortnightly in NZ$
* All PPE Supplied
* Tools Supplied

Remote projects require a solid team effort, we are looking for someone with right attitude that’s willing to be part of a great hardworking supportive team.

Exceptional fitness is required due to long hours & extreme conditions.  Work is fast paced & everyone is expected to pitch in & help other trades (including labouring work).

If you like the sound of this amazing opportunity and would like to apply, please note:


  • New Zealand Citizenship and hold a CURRENT NZ Passport.
  • Be currently permanently based in NZ.
  • First interview will be via video.  You will need to be prepared to travel to Tauranga for dental and medical tests.  We pay for the tests and will provide flights.
  • Clean criminal record (Police checks will be completed at interview).
  • Can pass pre-employment drug & alcohol testing as well as random testing on site.
  • Able to follow instructions & have good attention to detail.
Please note
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we only accept applications via our online system to ensure everyone gets a response.  Please don’t call/email to apply.
  • An automatic email will be immediately sent to you if your application was submitted successfully.  If you don’t receive this email (check your JUNK folder) we didn’t receive your application.
  • There’s a lot of interest in these roles, it may take a while to respond to applications.  Please be patient, you’ll get an answer from us about the outcome of your application either via phone or email (check your SPAM folder).
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