Gana-A'Yoo, Limited
  • 18-Dec-2017 to 15-Feb-2018 (MST)
  • Antarctic
  • Denve, Other, ATA
  • Seasonal

Job Title: Safety Engineer

Assigned Work Site:  Antarctica                                                          

Department: Mission Assurance Safety and Health

Employment Type:  Seasonal Contract

The dates for the positions are approximately 2/15/18 to 10/15/18

Summary: Responsible for administering and implementing the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) Environmental Safety and Health Plan and ensuring participant compliance with applicable industrial and Federal standards. This position deploys to the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station and/or McMurdo Station acts as the primary point of contact (POC) for safety program compliance and communication efforts.

The Safety Engineer is a member of the site leadership team.  The safety engineer will portray the following leadership qualities:

  • Encourages ownership of safety by front line leadership
  • Is seen as a dependable source of EHS technical information
  • Has a proactive outlook
  • Provides accurate information and bases decisions on facts
  • Provides unsolicited solutions
  • Ensures systems are functioning as designed

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Develops and implements safety and health standards, criteria and guidelines, such as those issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the NSF Polar Environmental Safety and Health, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and all other applicable regulations.
  • Scheduling and conducting training sessions based upon job specific requirements. Training may include: General Safety Awareness, Supervisor Safety Training, Scaffolding, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Respiratory Protection, and other job-specific training.
  • Acts as subject matter expert (SME) for ASC Safety and Health programs and assists work centers by providing guidance on program compliance.
  • Performs industrial hygiene surveys and documents findings according to accepted procedures. Uses and maintains health and safety related instrumentation, including 4-gas meters, noise dosimeters, Photo-ionization Detectors.
  • Issue safety equipment and permits as required.
  • Conducts inventory of health and safety related supplies, and provides information to manager for purchase.
  • Provides SME risk review and permit approval for all confined space work. Monitors confined space activity to ensure compliance with issued permit.
  • Provide guidance and SME support to the Station Safety Committee.
  • Attend weekly work center safety meetings as requested by the Safety Supervisor.
  • Interfaces with all other functional first line management and supervision, ensuring risk management methodologies are being incorporated into all facets of operation.
  • Complete work center visits/inspections to ensure compliance with work center specific safety programs.
  • Follow-up and assist supervisors, line-leaders with incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Performs other duties as required. 



  • BS in chemistry, environmental, engineering, health and safety, or related field is required.  Equivalent relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of three years of experience with safety and health rules, regulations, standards, and the components of an effective safety program, including plant operations and/or construction safety, fire protection, public health, and development of related training programs is required. 
  • Experience in conducting thorough root cause analysis to ensure root cause is identified and eliminated in response to any safety-related incident is required.  Proficient in conducting safety training and presentations to groups, with the ability to communicate with both large and small audiences is required.  OSHA 500/501 Authorized Trainer Credentials preferred.
  • Working knowledge of basic industrial hygiene principles is required.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely is required.  Ability to maintain good working relationships with employees is required. Working knowledge of basic industrial hygiene principles is required. 
  • Experience in construction safety is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as "house-mouse" (chores), "daisy-picking" (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US status is required.
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