Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineer I/II to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Physical Oceanography department is seeking a skilled engineer to support a seagoing applied science and engineering group that develops novel sensor systems for data collection and development of autonomy on multiple classes of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).
Develop embedded sensor systems for unmanned underwater vehicles.
Work constructively and effectively with a small, experienced group to collaborate on system design and integration.
Develop progressive in water testing plans leading up to deployment in open ocean field programs.
During field work periods, operate UUV systems during both field trial and data collection efforts as shore support or on-board research vessels during cruises.
During lab intensive periods, archive data from field deployments, review vehicle and sensor data to assess performance and aggregate data products that could be included in academic publications, perform UUV maintenance tasks (replace batteries, service seals, ballast for next deployment, remove sensors for calibration, etc.).
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or related field.
Experience with underwater vehicle operation (preferably REMUS)
Solid modeling (Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor)
Familiarity and comfort with linux OSes
Data visualization and analysis
Use of scripting languages (bash, python, MATLAB)
Able to obtain/maintain Secret security clearance
Electrical test and troubleshooting electronic systems
PCB layout and design
Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Ability to obtain a Secret clearance is very strongly desired
Must be able to acquire a TWIC card
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently; carry 25-50 lbs. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, excessive heat or humidity, grease and oils, infectious and contagious diseases, hazardous substances or specimens, odorous chemicals or specimens, high location, extended periods at sea, severe weather conditions, and prolonged work hours. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Internal Number: 3149690
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