Mobile Plant Operator – Antarctica

The Mobile Plant Operator’s role is to operate and maintain, if necessary, machines as requested by station line management under direction of mobile plant mechanic.

They will be also be responsible for servicing and maintaining machines to a good working order under the mechanic’s supervision. This role requires someone with a wide range of relevant experience in operating construction plant, farm machinery, bulldozers, lorry loader cranes, excavators etc.

The objective of this role is to provide BAS with World Class professional service.
Operate and maintain if necessary machines as requested by station line management under direction of mobile plant mechanic.
Service and maintain machines in good working order under mobile plant Mechanic’s supervision.
You will need to promote and present a professional image and offer machine capability solutions to other departments and frequently liaise with Vehicles Management team.

Build strong and positive relationships with the all departments
Feedback any important information to Vehicles management.
To promote BAS in a professional manner.
To react to any BAS needs quickly, effectively and efficiently
Continually look to develop yourself through Courses and other Medias when available
Work with, and follow the lead of the mobile plant mechanic
Operation of mobile plant including articulated loading shovels, fork lift trucks, tele-handlers, bulldozers, excavators and agricultural type vehicles to load/unload materials, stockpile materials and any other tasks required.
Operate mobile plant for snow clearance and general station snow management
Maintain and improve vehicles section profile
Present a professional image at all times
Carry out all work practices in line with company health and safety policy
Keep garage and workshops in a safe and tidy condition
Help maintain detailed spare parts inventory
Contribute to overall success of operations through teamwork and good communication within BAS
Any other duties as deemed necessary to fulfil the role
Assist with other station duties as directed by line management

To communicate efficiently and express your ideas clearly and confidently at all levels verbally, in print and via the telephone
Teamwork, ability to work confidently within a group and on own initiative
Time Management, ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks and working to deadlines
Drive and determination to get things done, make things happen and continually looking for better ways of doing things
Commercial Awareness, ability to understand the commercial realities affecting the organisation
Flexibility, ability to adapt successfully to changing situations and environments
Must have good health and safety and environmental awareness
Keep machines in a serviceable and safe condition
Initiative and Self-Motivation, ability to act on initiative, identify opportunities and be proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions

Personal Attributes:
Capable of delivering results under pressure and to strict deadlines
Quality focused
Honest, reliable, trustworthy, good time keeper
Ability to be professional, cheerful, co-operative at all times
Ability to stay motivated
Clean driving licence and good driving record (if applicable)
Driving, Telehandler, MEWP, Lorry Loader driving licence (training will be provided)

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