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Amentum Fleet Operations Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa

Responsible for supervision, management, and long-range planning for McMurdo Station Equipment Operations. This includes all road maintenance/heavy equipment operations around station, blasting operations, explosives assets, crane operations, project support, airfield maintenance, science support, vessel operations support, and traverse preparations within a 75-mile radius of McMurdo Station. Deploys to Antarctica for approximately six months each year.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace

  • Coordinates equipment support for sustaining and project activities and provides information and reporting

  • Plans, prioritizes, and schedules work center tasks and assignments

  • Develops training plans, safety programs and procedures; reviews training plans and procedures annually, submits any necessary changes for approvals

  • Ensures all personnel are trained to safely perform their assigned tasks

  • Ensures operators inspect equipment and lifting fixtures in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and established procedures

  • Ensures operators perform daily maintenance in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and established procedures

  • Maintains accurate inventory and assures adequate materials are on hand for planned work

  • Prepares and maintains labor and equipment usage reports

  • Prepares and submits input for consideration in annual labor and material budgets for the Equipment Operations work center, including special projects as requested

  • Works closely with ASC Science Support personnel to evaluate and determine the supportability of proposed scientific projects given existing equipment and known environmental and operational constraints

  • Performs studies and creates a variety of products (documents, spreadsheets, etc.) in support of Operations Division metrics

  • Provides support to South Pole, South Pole Traverse (SPoT) and inland camps with labor and equipment as requested

  • Communicates and acts professionally in all meetings, interactions with customers, emails, and management of personnel

  • Reviews and analyzes work accomplishments, cost, and utilization of subordinates to evaluate work progress, control costs, and anticipate and avoid possible problems by recommending corrective action to upper-level management personnel

  • Manages budget and remains within parameters

  • Interviews and makes recommendations for hiring to meet staffing needs

  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management guidelines and policies

  • Accurately and completely tracks all data related to Operation Division metrics

  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance requirements and goals, and provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation

  • Performs other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Six years of experience in Fleet Operations, including project management and scheduling

  • Three years of experience at a supervisor level

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to manage a diverse, multi-skilled work force

  • Proficiency in providing labor and equipment projections for daily, weekly, and seasonal planning

  • Competent in creating and implementing relevant safety training programs

  • Skilled in effectively leading a multi-skilled workforce in a regularly changing environment to complete a wide variety of tasks

  • Competent in collaborating and working as a team with other departments

  • Excellent English language communication skills

  • Proficient in management of personnel and tasking prioritization

  • Intermediate level computer skill

  • Proficient in risk assessment and determination of risk management strategies

  • Proficient providing leadership and acting as a role model

  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize computer-based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications

  • Solid decision-making ability and sound judgment to solve problems safely and effectively

  • Good organizational and planning skills


  • Three years of experience in project planning and scheduling

  • Class A or B CDL

  • Experience leading and managing heavy equipment operations on large projects

  • Experience building or maintaining roads, underground infrastructure, civil construction, mining operations and or airfields

  • Ability to create, read, understand, and provide feedback on project schedules and blueprints

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

Benefits & Compensation:

While benefits are subject to change, under our current benefits policy, this position offers the following benefits:

  • Amentum paid basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), and Short-Term Disability insurance.

  • Long-Term Disability insurance is offered for an additional employee-paid premium.

  • Benefits are immediately available upon first date of hire.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) free services that include short-term counseling assistance & life management tools available for you and your eligible dependents

  • Access to tax-advantaged plans, such as Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care.

  • Choice of PPO or HDHP Medical plans available through Cigna

  • Dental options through Delta Dental to include a high or low option plan.

  • Vision services are offered through Vision Service Plan.

  • 401(k) options are available through Fidelity. Eligibility for employer match effective on first day of employment.

  • You are eligible to earn 15 days of Paid Time Off each year. PTO is accrued on a weekly basis. PTO accrual increases to 20 days per year after four years of service.

  • PTO increases to 25 days at 9 years of service.

  • Amentum allows 10 days of flexible holidays per fiscal year to be pro-rated based off which quarter employment begins.

  • Biweekly pay periods.

Pay Range $ 90,000 through $110,000 annualized

Amentum 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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