The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) in Palisades, New York, is seeking a Marine Science System Technician II to provide support to its Office of Marine Operations (OMO). The Marine Science Technician II will assist with technical/electronics support and maintenance for seagoing science missions at LDEO and at sea on board the academic research vessel, R/V Marcus G. Langseth. The successful candidate will monitor hardware performance and provide input into discussions on equipment upgrades/replacement. When assigned on board the ship for science missions, this person serves as a shift watch stander in either the role of navigation operator or seismic observer (under the direction of senior staff) during all Langseth science operations. As watch stander, this individual is responsible for logging events as directed for the various data recording systems on Langseth.
Functions primarily as navigator operator or seismic observer. Assists in the set-up, troubleshooting & operation of navigational systems as directed. Assists in instrument deployment and recovery. Participates in operation and troubleshooting of data acquisition systems. Provides Science party IT support during science cruises.
Participates in shipboard experiment support/logistics and other requirements as directed. Assists with equipment preparation and shipment. Assist with on shore logistical support for the LDEO research vessel missions and conducts modifications and upgrades of equipment and software/hardware development of instrumentation to be installed on the vessel.
Shore based support at LDEO/OMO for other projects as directed. Projects would encompass survey planning, equipment upkeep, equipment replacement, equipment storage organization, data reports, etc.
Participates in training for furthering candidate's knowledge of the various data collection systems used on the Langseth.
B.S. in Engineering, or related scientific field with a minimum of 0-2 years' experience, or equivalent combination of education and 2-4 years of experience required.
Familiarity with various computer-operating systems and with computer hardware preferred, familiarity and application of basic IT practices preferred.
Flexibility and adaptability to work in dynamic environments as well as the ability to work with diverse methodologies and philosophies encountered when working with science groups from other institutions highly desired.
Experience with troubleshooting and repair of electronics is required.
Good communication, organizational, and documentation skills required.
The Marine Science Technician II responsibilities require approximately 6 months per year at sea.
Prospective candidates must apply online.
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