Fuels Supervisor


: $163,110.00 - $163,110.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Fuels Supervisor

Responsible for supervision, management and planning of fuel needs for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) including; McMurdo, South Pole, Marble Point and Palmer stations. Management includes maintenance, repair and replacement of the fuel systems and infrastructure as required.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

  • Interfaces with National Science Foundation (NSF), military, Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) personnel and other contractors as necessary to coordinate fuels support at McMurdo, South Pole, Marble Point, Palmer stations and deep field sites.
  • Communicates in a professional and respectful manner. Requires strong verbal and written skills. Must be proficient in communicating via VHF radio to crews working in the field.
  • Communicates with subordinates to relay information to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to; daily staff meetings, project milestones, cost account management, standard operating procedure updates, weekly safety discussions, performance evaluations and job requirements.
  • Train and orient subordinate employees on performance, documentation and activities that affect ASC milestones.
  • Handles confidential matters in accordance with management policy.
  • Plans, establishes goals, prioritizes and schedules work center tasks and work assignments to accomplish service requests.
  • Develops safety programs, training schedules and standard operating procedures. Reviews plans and procedures annually and submits amendments for approval.
  • Performs quality assurance checks to insure compliance with established procedures and compliance with American Petroleum Institute (API) standards, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Military Standard 3004A and the Antarctic Conservation Act and/or its derivatives included in company policy and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains inventory control systems for all materials, tools, and assets. Ensures tools and equipment are in good working order. Develops and performs routine preventative maintenance and regularly scheduled repair processes for all fuel tanks and department equipment. Ensures all equipment maintenance is tracked in MAXIMO.
  • Attends meetings and represents the Fuels Department.
  • Provides pertinent information and data as requested.
  • Adequately and honestly tracks data related to metrics. Supports the achievement of ASC deliverables as they relate to Fuels.
  • Provides relevant Fuels information and data as requested: includes studies specific to situational requirements and to management for inquiry and review.
  • Prepares and submits annual labor and material budgets for McMurdo, South Pole, Marble Point and Palmer stations. Initiates and submits annual resupply requisitions to coincide with planned expenditures.
  • Recruits personnel as funded in the Annual Program Plan and as revised during the operating year.
  • Maintains accurate fuel inventory data. Provides the NSF short and long term fuel forecasts that provide the basis for biennial replenishment planning, execution and budgeting. Recommends fuel resupply quantities.
  • Tracks fuel receipts, transfers, and usage. Reports the same on a weekly, monthly and annual basis, or as needed. Provides the NSF confirmation of fuel receipts on which payments are based.
  • Responsible for fuel testing and quality assurance. Performs off-site testing in accordance with MIL-STD-3004. Reports all discrepancies and resolves fuel quality issues and questions.
  • Develops and maintains short and long-term plans for USAP fuel systems infrastructure, maintenance and replacement to include budgeting and Statement Of Work submittals for new project proposals, operation and maintenance, and change orders as required..
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety requirements. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Ensures all subordinate employees are trained and understand ASC Environmental, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety directives. Maintains documentation as necessary to satisfy these requirements.
  • Ensures all personnel are trained and certified to safely perform their assigned tasks in compliance with approved methods and procedures associated with Fuels operations.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Employees and contractors may, in the course of performing their official duties, have access to a wide variety of personal identifiable and sensitive information (PII/SI) electronically and in hard copy. Personal and sensitive data including Social Security numbers, date and place of birth, demographic data, home addresses/telephone numbers/personal email addresses, passport numbers, bank account numbers, performance reviews, reviewer identity tied to performance reviews, unfunded proposals, proprietary parts of funded proposals, and other similar information should be protected according to Federal regulations and USAP policy, and only disclosed in accordance with the USAP requirements.
  • Physical activities to involve lifting and working both indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be competent in the operation of all Fuels equipment, including infrastructure, mobile delivery vehicles, and fuel delivery systems.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • A minimum of four years of diversified experience in operations management or fuel operations is required. At least two years of experience must be in a supervisor or leadership role. Career record must include the demonstrated ability to manage a multi-skilled work force. Must have strong verbal, written and computer skills.
  • BA/BS highly preferred. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Valid driver s license is required
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • 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), daisypicking (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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