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Contract type: Contract
Industry: Construction/Building
Salary: Opportunity of a Lifetime!
Posted date: 2024/01/29
Job expiry: 2024-02-22
Reference: 282937
Contact name: Andree Jeffares
Contact email:

Job description

Tradestaff Global is seeking expressions of interest experienced STEEL ERECTORS / RIGGERS to work on McMurdo Base in Antarctica for the next summer season starting in September 2024
THE ROLE: New build commercial work will involve the assembly of steel frame buildings & rigging of building materials.  You will need to be happy to pitch in and help other trades as required including labouring work at times.


  • Due to travel requirements, you need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • Be a qualified Rigger with experience of construction or similar.
  • Be experienced with the erection of steel structures.
  • Have referees who will be able to validate your experience.
  • Provide proof of your qualifications at interview stage.
  • Supply a current up to date CV that outlines your skills, experience & types of commercial 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 is 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.  Work is fast paced & everyone is expected to pitch in.

  • 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 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 likely leave between Sep / Oct 2024 and return in approximately March or May 2025.  You will be away the entire time.
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.
  • Clean criminal record (Police checks will be completed at interview).
  • Full Class 1 Drivers Licence.
  • 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.  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 the email, we didn’t receive your application.
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