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Job title: ELECTRICIANS – ANTARCTICA (2024/2025 Season)
Contract type: Contract
Industry: Other Electrical/Air Conditioning
Salary: Chance of a Lifetime!
Posted date: 2024/06/20
Job expiry: 2024-07-21
Reference: 288027
Contact name: Charlotte Carlarne
Contact email:

Job description

Tradestaff Global is actively recruiting qualified & experienced ELECTRICIANS to work on McMurdo Station in Antarctica for next summer season with intakes in Jan & Feb 2025. Don't wait for tomorrow to pursue this exceptional opportunity!  Apply now to kickstart the application process.
THE ROLE: The work is predominantly commercial electrical work up to medium voltage, but we are also happy to consider people from industrial backgrounds.  It will be a distinct advantage if you had experience with fabricating metal conduit, data cabling, Security systems & Fire Alarms.  You should feel comfortable performing tasks from reading electrical schematics through to pulling wires.  You’ll need to be happy to pitch in & help other trades if required including basic labouring.
If you have had experience with any of the following, please outline this in your CV:
  • UPS battery systems and/or backup generator systems
  • Telecoms
  • Security system installation
  • Switchgear & Transformer wiring
  • Fire Alarms
  • Due to travel requirements, you need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
  • Hold a current NZ Electrical Practicing Licence & be able to provide proof at interview.
  • 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.
  • $62.78 per hour.  Contract basis, paid fortnightly in NZ$
  • 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 does not change if the 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 likely leave Jan/Feb return in approximately May 2025.  You will be away the entire time. There's also a possibility of experiencing a winter season on the ice, with dates tentatively set for March through September 2025. (Please note that winter roles are yet to be confirmed)

The onboarding process is very lengthy due to medical requirements & background checks which will determine exact 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.
  • Be currently and permanently residing in New Zealand.
  • Interviews are by phone & video.
  • 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.
  • 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. Apply for this job

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