Plumber - Toolik Field Station

Polar Field Services, Inc. | Fairbanks, AK

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Posted Date 12/19/2023
Description Polar Field Services, Inc. is looking to hire a seasonal Journeyman Plumber to maintain and repair plumbing systems at Toolik Field Station in Alaska. Are you looking for work that's exciting, unique, and difficult yet rewarding? Do you want to get off the beaten path and enjoy Alaska's wild beauty? Would you like to challenge yourself and expand your horizons? If so, please read on!

This seasonal position earns a competitive wage of $37.11 - $42.00/hour. We offer our Journeyman Plumbers an hourly health and welfare benefit of $4.22/hour for the first 40 hours worked each week. Plus, we'll cover all your expenses while you're in the field station or traveling to and from it! If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!


We are a rare company. Since 1999, we've been taking our clients wherever they need to go, no matter how remote the location or challenging the conditions may be. We plan their expeditions, keep them safe in places that are anything but, and supply food, shelter, power, water, and waste removal. We then return the site to such a pristine condition no one would ever know we were there. We haven't been everywhere. Just a lot of places most people haven't.

Our team is made up of skilled people who are passionate about supporting cutting-edge science and making a difference in our world. As thanks for their courage and hard work, we offer excellent compensation and outstanding benefits. We take our jobs seriously, but our company culture is relaxed, dog-friendly, and casually dressed. We are looking to add more adventurous souls to our team!


As a seasonal Journeyman Plumber, you ensure that our remote research station remains safe and comfortable for the people living and working here. You maintain and repair existing indoor and outdoor plumbing systems and infrastructure as well as install a variety of fixtures and equipment. Meticulously, you install and repair valves and other control devices for appliances such as dishwashers, sinks, pumps, and toilets. You also install and maintain insulated piping for glycol and sewer transport. As needed, you deftly use various power and hand tools to get the job done. You maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all your work, making note of hours worked, materials used, and tasks performed.

Working in Alaska, you can expect weather conditions to be a little extreme sometimes. However, you're up for the task and adapt your methods accordingly. This job can be challenging at times, but it doesn't beat the satisfaction you feel from helping others and successfully overcoming obstacles. You take great pride in performing these essential duties and supporting "America's Arctic University"!

  • Current Journeyman or Master Plumber license
  • 4+ years of diversified plumbing experience
  • Experience working with a variety of pipe materials and fittings such as copper, PEX, galvanized steel, black iron, glass-fiber reinforced epoxy (GRE), and high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Knowledge about the Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive snowmobiles or other polar vehicles
  • High school diploma or equivalent
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester or Repairer certification would be preferred. Experience with hydronic piping systems would be a plus. Experience working in commercial or industrial facilities, as well as remote, cold, or polar environments, would be a bonus.

Can you think on your feet and solve problems as they arise? Do you have strong planning and time management skills? Are you highly flexible and adaptable? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments? Are you self-motivated and goal-oriented? Can you get along with people from different histories and cultures? If yes, you might just be perfect for this seasonal position!


This seasonal position works a varied schedule depending on location, weather, and work requirements. Typically, you can expect to work 50 hours per week, Monday - Saturday. When necessary, you might need to respond to emergencies outside of working hours. Deployments vary in length and usually occur between April through September.


If you feel that you would be right for this seasonal plumbing job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Salary39.56 Hour
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