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Polar Field   Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Summit Site Supervisor

Tech, Industries, Private sector
3 months ago

Job Summary

The Summit Site Supervisor will plan, organize, and direct the daily operations of Summit Station; review, develop, and communicate Logistics Contractor policies and procedures to staff, partner agencies, subcontractors, and research community; and coordinate with station personnel to ensure successful implementation of tasking and research support.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Oversees the daily operations of the station.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance
  • Handles discipline of employees in accordance with company
  • Performs other related duties as
  • May participate in hiring
  • Lead day-to-day site operations. This includes conflict resolution; de-conflicting resources; and prioritizing tasking to ensure station schedules are
  • Provide station leadership & management; serves as the senior on-site point of contact for all activities at Summit
  • Serve as the main liaison between the on-site staff and the various functional leads regardless of
  • Plan, organize and direct operations for research support and station facility operation and maintenance following PFS-provided
  • Prioritize daily activity in response to schedule revisions or other changes to meet timelines. Analyze situations to adopt an effective course of action.
  • Serve as station safety lead and set travel restrictions based on weather conditions and station policy. Oversee activities of all station personnel to ensure risk management is incorporated into planning for all areas. Ensure check-in protocols are trained and utilized for all persons. Report and document any incident immediately per program
  • Communicate with researchers on their support requirements and adjust activity schedules to provide a high level of support.
  • Coordinate with Construction and Maintenance or other leads to ensure schedules are clearly communicated and deconflicted with science and operations
  • Coordinate support to aircraft operations on-station and with Kangerlussuaq
  • Conduct a daily meeting to review or assign station priorities as well as a weekly safety meeting. Participate in and provide guidance to the Emergency Response Team in conjunction with the Station
  • Establish ‘house mouse” schedule for station
  • Maintain frequent communication with offsite station leads: Site Manager, Science Project Manager and GL Maintenance Lead. Complete a verbal daily check-in with offsite Point of Contact every day of the year.
  • Provide an arrival orientation and ongoing training, to include Code of Conduct, Clean Air Management Plan, Travel
  • Coordinate resupply and inventory with Summit Site Manager. Submit a quarterly station inventory. Supervise chef staff to ensure timely food orders and inventory
  • Maintain station logs and documentation, to include passenger movement, fuel quantity, station inspections, waste tracking, incident reporting,
  • Compile a weekly report and submit it to the Site
  • Complete closeout checklists for station personnel. Provide transition information to the incoming site supervisor, to include medic transfer and appropriate pass down of records, station status and personnel
  • Participate in station operations, maintenance, and house mouse tasking. Assign personnel as needed for support during busy periods or to alleviate unbalanced work schedule.
  • Adhere to all Employee Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate work schedules to incorporate HSE protocols to mitigate
  • Abide by Clean Air policies and document any All other duties as assigned.
  • Five years of relevant work experience
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Leadership experience must include the demonstrated ability to work with and independently manage a diverse, skilled work
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage conflict resolution and problem solve operational & logistics issues is
Preferred Experience:
  • Prior deployments to Summit Station
  • Leadership experience at remote locations
  • Hazardous Materials Shipment Certification
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification
  • Experience working in polar
  • Weather Observer experience
  • Aviation familiarity
  • Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of
  • Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and
  • Manages and resolves conflicts, grievances, confrontations, or disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact.
  • Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited, or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of
  • Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with
  • Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible
  • Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
  • Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced
  • Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual
Physical Requirements:
  • Deployment will be required in this position. The individual in the position will need to successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Greenland. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment
  • May need medical clearance to wear a respirator and respirator fit
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and
  • Must be able to work in a cold environment in periods of 24-hour daylight or 24-hour Must be able to work in a possibly stressful environment.
  • Individual must be capable and willing to do the following:
    • Move items up to 50lbs independently and 50+ with mechanical assistance.
    • Frequently shovel
    • Withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise. Field work may require frequent exposure to other natural hazards.
    • Climb stairs and
    • Wear hard hats, steel-toes boots, and other PPE when
    • Wear a respirator for aircraft
    • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential
  • This position is located at Summit Station, PFS pays all expenses while in and travelling to and from Summit Station.
  • Typical required round-trip travel involves the following:
    • Commercial round-trip flight between AOD (Airport of Departure) and Albany, NY or AOD and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    • Air National Guard (ANG) flight between Scotia, NY (Stratton AFB) and
    • Air National Guard (ANG) or charter (Twin Otter/Basler) flight between Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and Summit Station, Greenland
  • Travel to, from, and within Greenland is weather dependent which may cause flight delays.
  • ANG, AMC, and commercial flights may be rescheduled due to circumstances outside of PFS’s
Working Environment/Conditions:
  • Due to living and working in a small, communal environment, employees must establish and maintain effective relationships with others during and after working
  • When travelling and working at field sites, employees will sleep in insulated huts, dorms, hotels, or other types of community At times these sleeping conditions could be extremely cold (below

–20 F) or hot (above 80 F).

  • Employees should expect a roommate during all
  • Food may come from restaurants, be self-made, made in shared schedules or provided by a cook. Food choices may be
  • Showers, laundry, and other common amenities may be restricted or not available for periods of time due to circumstances such as power/water restrictions, equipment maintenance or system
  • Outdoor working conditions are challenging. Temperatures may be extreme and exceed -40F and storms
  • Transport around the station may include but is not limited to walking, trucks, and snow
  • Medical facilities include an onsite medic, small station clinic and
  • Basic telephone and internet services may be limited or non-existent at
Work Schedule:
  • This is a seasonal Deployment will be for 3-4 months between February and October.
  • Schedule may vary based on location, weather conditions and work requirements but is typically 9- hour days, 6 days per week.
  • Must be willing and able to work varied schedules, up to 12+ hours per day, including split-shift, part- time, early mornings/evenings, and

Disclaimer: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.