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Construction Staff - ANTARCTICA (2024/2025 Season)

Job title: Construction Staff - ANTARCTICA (2024/2025 Season)
Contract type: Contract
Industry: Other Construction/Building Electrical/Air Conditioning Painting/Decorating Trades/Engineering
Salary: Extraordinary Opportunity!
Posted date: 2024/04/22
Job expiry: 2024-05-01
Reference: 285208
Contact name: Andree Jeffares
Contact email:

Job description

Tradestaff Global is seeking expressions of Interest from the below trades to work on McMurdo Station in Antarctica for next summer season starting at varying dates between Oct 2024 and Feb 2025 (depending on the role) through until March/May 2025.
  • Commercial Carpenters/Builders
  • Civil Carpenters
  • Suspended Ceilings & Interior Installers
  • Large Commercial Structural Steel Erectors
  • Commercial & Industrial Electricians
  • Structural Steel welders (with 9606 tickets)
  • Duct Installers
  • Pipefitters/Welders
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Excavator Operators with Loader Experience/Quals
* Full Criteria for each individual role including payrates can be found on our website

  • Due to travel requirements, you need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
  • Be Qualified/Licensed & able to supply proof at interview stage.
  • Have referees who can validate your experience.
  • Supply a current up to date CV that outlines your skills/experience & types of projects/jobs worked on.
  • Be IT literate & good with dealing with a lot of detailed paperwork.
  • Be patient when working through the application process.  It’s a very long & detailed process to mobilise people & in some cases it may take a few months to work through.
Remote projects require a solid team effort, we’re looking for someone with the right attitude that’s willing to be part of a great hardworking supportive team.

Exceptional fitness is required due to long hours & extreme conditions.
  • Flights provided from any major NZ airport.
  • Food, shared accommodation, travel insurance provided.
  • Competitive pay rates, paid fortnightly in NZ$
  • All PPE Supplied
It’s hard work but in return you’ll be paid well, gain experience of a lifetime & see some amazing sights most people will never get to experience.  If you’ve ever wanted to tick this off your bucket list, this could be the job for you.

  • 54 hours per week (this won’t change if work is affected by weather)
  • Working 6 out of 7 days
This role is not for the faint hearted; you’ll be staying in one of the most isolated places in the world.
Start dates are subject to passing medicals, your notice period & ice flight availability.  You will be away as per timeframes below & be away the entire time.  *All dates are approximate & are based on the project’s requirements.
Excavator/Loader Operators = Oct/Nov 2024 till March
All other roles = Oct/Nov 2024 intakes & Jan/Feb 2025 intakes till May 2025
The onboarding process is very lengthy due to medical requirements & background checks which will determine start dates.
The medicals are quite strict; you need to be in very good health/have excellent fitness.  You will also be required to do a Dental exam & will need good dental health to get clearance.

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

  • NZ or US Citizenship & hold a CURRENT Passport.
  • First interviews are by phone then either video or in person depending upon where you live.  You must be prepared to travel to Tauranga for dental & medical tests.  We pay for tests & provide flights if living outside of Tauranga.
  • Full Class 1 Drivers Licence/Relevant Licenses for the Plant Operator Roles.
  • 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.
- Due to high volume of applications, we only accept applications via our online system to ensure everyone gets a response.
- An automatic email will be immediately sent to you if your application was submitted successfully.  If you don’t receive the email, we didn’t receive your application.
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