Plant Operator/Mechanics - Antarctica

£23,937 per annum initially.
09 Feb 2017
02 Apr 2017
BAS 01/17
Job Type
Mechanic, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Mobile Plant Technicians
Job reference: BAS 01/17
Contract type: Antarctic Contract
Duration: winter over (upto 6 Months)
Salary: £23,937 per annum initially. Additionally, upon completion of a successful tour, you will receive a 10% bonus
Benefits: We offer generous benefits

Team: Antarctic employment pool team
Location: Antarctica
Closing date: 2 April 2017 11:59pm

We are now looking to appoint Plant Operator/Mechanics to work at our Antarctic bases.

This is your chance to work in one of the most extraordinary places on earth. To put your skills to vital use in maintaining our equipment without which none of our work is possible supporting genuine scientific research into issues such as global warming which affect us all.

Join us and you could spend up to 6 months working in a truly unique and amazing environment. You’ll need to be an experienced and suitably qualified trades person experience of contractors plant, lorries or general farm vehicles would be ideal and someone who can be counted on to get a job done in sometimes difficult conditions.

This will involve servicing, maintaining and sometimes operating our varied fleet of Snowmobiles, Tractors, Tracked cranes, Bulldozer and Sno-Cats.


  • Drive and operate several different types of basic construction plant.
  • Service and maintain machines in good working order under mobile plant technician.


  • Operate and maintain if necessary machines as requested by station line management.
  • Keep machines in a serviceable and safe condition.
  • Work with, and follow the lead of the mobile plant technician.
  • Assist with other station duties as directed by vehicles section.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.

You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions