Opportunity: Marine Technician, SOI
Schmidt Ocean Institute is currently seeking highly experienced candidates for the shipboard position of Marine Technician.
The opening is a unique opportunity to join this private organization, working with scientists and researchers from around the world, to fulfill a seagoing position aboard a 275’/82.9m oceanographic research vessel. The Marine Technician will work aboard the R/V FALKOR on an approximate two month on/off rotation, sailing throughout the world.
The ship’s Marine Technicians provide onboard technical and science logistical support for all science cruise-related activities. These activities include: pre-cruise planning, shipyard work, on and off-shore scientific technical support of all scientific instrumentation and equipment and assisting with cruise mobilization and demobilization. The Marine Technicians source, acquire, install, configure, operate, maintain and troubleshoot all scientific equipment aboard the FALKOR.
The Marine Technician may be requested to work shoreside and may also have the opportunity to attend training and conferences.
Regular duties of the Marine Technician will be similar to the duties described in the document “Knowledge and Skill Guidelines for Marine Technicians Who Work Aboard Research Vessels”: http://www.marinetech.org/files/marine/files/Workforce/KSG.OITfinal.9.10.10lr.pdf
- Advanced degree in marine science, physical or engineering science or a combination of technical schooling and job experience
- Significant experience as a seagoing marine technician, providing technical support aboard research vessels
- Fluent in speaking, reading and writing the English language.
- B1/B2 Visa to work in the Unites States if not a US citizen
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- STCW-95 certificates covering Basic Safety Training which includes first aid and CPR
- STCW Persons Designated with Security Duties
The successful candidate will be joining a diverse team of individuals who collectively have experience in the below listed areas. The successful candidate will have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible with the aptitude to assist with and become proficient in the remaining areas:
- Familiar in use of science winches, deck operations and over-the-side deployments
- Knowledge of marine electronics and solid electrical, electronics and computer troubleshooting skills
- Computer use, programming and Windows based networking skills
- Experienced in use of power and hand tools
- Installation, testing, operation, interpretation and maintenance of the following multidisciplinary science systems:
- Meteorological and underway seawater monitoring systems
- Scientific acoustic systems including multibeam sonar
- Science navigation and motion reference systems
- Winch and wire monitoring systems
- Shipboard Data Logging system experience (Scientific Computer System preferred)
- Other marine science instrumentation
- Skills with various data acquisition and processing software:
- SBE SeaSave and Data Processing Modules
- Multibeam processing with CARIS, MBSystem, Qimera and/or Fledermaus
- Other applicable data acquisition and processing packages
For more information regarding the types of cruises the ship supports and the specifications of the science equipment on board, please visit www.schmidtocean.org.
To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume / CV to email@example.com that very clearly outlines how you meet the above minimum requirements and how your experience, und and areas of expertise contribute to the above list of departmental skills.
Recruitment Closing Date: March 7th, 2016
Starting Date: May 1st, 2016