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United States Antarctic Program   McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Cargo Coordinator

Governance, NGO, Public sector
West Antarctic region
2 weeks ago
Position Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to and generally supports efforts relating to Amentum’s SafeUp® Program.
  • Responsible for coordinating all cargo movements to/from deep field camps and/or South Pole Station. This includes general cargo, science group cargo, passengers, and cargo returning from camps.
  • Acts as McMurdo Station liaison for field camp resupply, including grantee resupply.
  • Supports work centers to properly handle all priority, retrograde, and hazardous field camp cargo movements while resolving any outstanding cargo transport issues.
  • Communicates via radio and/or telephone with the field camp supervisor to coordinate resupply and cargo priorities while also providing updates on all cargo movement issues.
  • Provides daily cargo priority lists to the Movement Control Center (MCC) for aircraft mission load planning.
  • Communicates daily with MCC load planners for aircraft mission loads.
  • Assists with inventories, general organization, and mapping of field camp cargo staged in McMurdo.
  • Initiates Discrepancy Reports (DISREPS) for all flights with cargo or passenger manifesting discrepancies (field camps).
  • Collaborates with United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Cargo personnel, fixed-wing coordinators, and MCC to overcome any transportation, cargo, or hazardous material issues.
  • Forwards field camp project “call forward” requests to the MCC supervisor for processing.
  • Research field camp shipping number discrepancies in the cargo tracking software system and corrects labeling errors.
  • Assists with science cargo processing, as required.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements, goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in a combination of the following: customer service, administrative duties, reporting, and/or data management.
Expected Skills and Competencies:
  • Proficiency with various computer programs including Microsoft Office software and email systems.
  • Strong organizational and data management skills.
  • One year of experience in planning and organizing remote cargo/supply movements, and/or logistics planning, or one summer season in a position within Transportation and Logistics.
  • Familiarity with aircraft load planning and regulations governing transportation of hazardous materials.
Physical and/or Other Requirements:
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
  • Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
  • Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
  • Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.


United States Antarctic Program