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Antarctica New Zealand   Scott Base, Antarctica

Winter Mechanic

Governance, NGO, Public sector
East Antarctic region
2 weeks ago

At Antarctica New Zealand, we proudly ensure that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are valued, protected and understood.? We support world-leading science and environmental protection and raise public awareness of the global significance of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Scott Base has been the hub of New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica since 1957. It’s remote, so the small team that works at this incredible location needs to work well together, focus on safety and integrate successfully into the small community lifestyle.

One of Antarctica New Zealand’s core values is ‘’we care for each other and the environment’’. We actively encourage applications from all cultures, beliefs and backgrounds and are committed to ensuring our culture is welcoming, accessible, equitable and safe for all.

Mō te mahi | About the role:

As the Scott Base Mechanic, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the Scott Base vehicle fleet consisting of Toyotas, heavy vehicles, tracked machinery and specialist vehicles such as Hagglunds, PistenBullys and snowmobiles. This role also provides support to visiting scientists and contractors.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Servicing and maintenance of vehicles and plant
  • Providing instruction and training on safe operation of vehicles and plant in Antarctica
  • Responding to breakdowns and undertaking field servicing as required.
  • Using and updating our asset management software system
  • Assist with the maintenance of the base generators
  • Serving on the Scott Base Fire Crew

This role is a 9 month ‘winter’ role based in Antarctica from approximately the end of January 2025 until October 2025.

Mōu | About you:

Your Skills and Experience will Include:

  • NZ Trade Certificate or equivalent in Heavy Diesel/Automotive Engineering
  • At least five years post-qualification experience with diesel engines, heavy wheeled and tracked vehicles, and petrol engines.
  • Current full NZ Class 1 and 2 drivers’ licence with F, W, T endorsements.
  • Strong diagnostic and repair skills
Ētahi painga kei a mātou | What we can offer:
  • A hardworking, passionate, and supportive team environment
  • Training, transport, food, accommodation, and equipment
  • The unique opportunity to live in Antarctica!
Tono mai ināianei | Apply now:

If this role sounds like an exciting opportunity and you want to be a part of an organisation with a real and tangible purpose, then Antarctica New Zealand could be your next career move!

Please note: the successful candidate is required to be certified medically fit by Antarctica New Zealand’s medical assessor. This involves having up to date COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.



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