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Under direction, as a member of an experimental oceanographic research group, responsible for organizing and assuring the successful execution of all sea-going activities of the lab and the group. Incumbent will work independently on multi-faceted and special assignments with engineers, programmers and researchers. This work will include coordinating the construction, preparation, calibration, testing, deployment, and recovery of oceanographic instrument systems, moorings, and support equipment. Act as the Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead on OOI projects. Specific tasks include coordinating and participating in the maintenance, calibration, and modification of existing oceanographic instruments. Coordinate and maintain the production of mooring systems, associated oceanographic and atmospheric instrumentation, and autonomous glider vehicles. Act as liaison with investigators, shops, and vendors. This tasking will involve elements of mechanical design, electronic design, construction, and failure diagnosis.
Develop testing procedures, protocols and documentation for scientific instruments in collaboration with other team members. Independently act as engineering point of contact for multi-institution R&D projects in the Ocean Time Series group. The position is expected to download and process test and field data; archive data and update files related to instrument function and analysis. Other responsibilities include work direction of assembly, testing, documenting, and calibrating new electronic and mechanical systems. Oversee construction of laboratory facilities and calibration fixtures, maintain routine cleanliness, and be responsible for the organization of laboratories and other working areas. This tasking will include lab operations, creating and maintaining schedules, inter organization coordination on projects, and responsibility to assure that schedule and budget objectives are met. High degree of independence, a pro-active contribution to meeting the project goals, which is reviewed in terms of successful execution of field work. Additional responsibilities include assuring documentation of procedures, and designs.
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Graduation from college with major work in Engineering and 5 years of Engineering experience in the planning, development, and construction of Engineering systems, including 2 years in specialized design work; or an equivalent combination of additional education and experience.
Experience with Mechanical Engineering.
Experience with all aspects of Oceanographic Engineering including corrosion, materials, sealing mechanisms, pressure vessel design, coatings, electronics, and computer programming.
Extensive experience in seagoing and field operations, including deployment and data recovery, instrument data download and extended experiments at sea. Working knowledge of machining techniques and materials.
Knowledge to read and understand mechanical drawings, read blueprints, electronic schematics and manufacturer's data. Knowledge of electronics theory. Skills in design and diagnosis of electronic subsystems. Electro-mechanical assembly skills.
Demonstrated experience to act as operations lead for a large research project. Proven experience to deal effectively with vendors, lab, shipboard and support personnel.
Practical experience and background necessary to assume responsibility for the deployment and recovery of mooring systems (both sub-surface and surface). Operational knowledge of physical oceanographic mooring instruments.
Knowledge of laboratory, shop, and seagoing equipment associated with mooring operations. Knowledge of laboratory, shop, and seagoing safety procedures. Organizational skills to coordinate laboratory functions and maintain laboratory space, tools, supplies, and equipment.
Experience with SolidWorks, MS Office and Matlab software, and UNIX computer systems. Basic familiarity of C++ and Matlab.
Demonstrated knowledge to calculate maximum grading, and determine safe operating loads for cranes and forklifts.
Demonstrated experience managing budgets associated with large-scale engineering projects or equivalent. Knowledge of generating, monitoring, and reporting on program budgets.
--May spend from one to four months at sea each year in remote locations and under adverse weather conditions.
--Must possess a current CA driver's license.
--Must be able to lift and carry 75 pounds.
--A passport is required for seagoing operations and travel to foreign ports.
--Ability to obtain forklift driver certification, 4500 pound rating minimum.
--Musyt possess a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
--Must be actively certified by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) sanctioned affiliates to ship hazardous materials (UN 3090, UN 3091).
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