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Contract type: Contract
Industry: Construction/Building
Salary: Chance of a Lifetime!
Posted date: 2023/12/03
Job expiry: 2023-12-19
Reference: 281549
Contact name: Charlotte Carlarne
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Job description

Tradestaff Global is actively seeking experienced STEEL ERECTORS / RIGGERS to work on McMurdo Base in Antarctica for the summer season. HURRY roles are filling fast! This epic opportunity does not come along every day. LAST CHANCE to apply for this season! Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime!

  • Due to travel requirements, you need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 as well as having had your Bivalent booster.  (If you’re not eligible at this time to have this booster, still apply as it can be arranged at a later date).
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.

  • 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.
Ideally starting ASAP, start dates are subject to passing medicals, your notice period & ice flight availability.  You will be based there until March approx & you will be away the entire time.
The role will be starting as soon as possible, but as the onboarding process is very lengthy due to medical requirements & background checks that will determine start dates.

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 & would 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 interview is by video.  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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