The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department is searching for an Engineer I/II to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.
The successful candidate will work with supervisor to support the development of new instrumentation, and the maintenance and calibration of existing equipment. Prior experience with time series profiling or sampling instrumentation is desirable.
The candidate should be well versed in both Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks CAD software, and have demonstrated a solid understanding of engineering principles. He/she should be capable of thinking and working independently with minimal supervision.The candidate should be capable of directing a project from original conception through design, fabrication, assembly and final testing. A strong ability to interact with colleagues from varied disciplines during the design process will be emphasized. The candidate will be responsible for specifying and procuring materials and interfacing with mechanical shop personnel to assure timely production of components. The ability to perform light machining tasks on lathes and milling machines is also desirable.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to lifting up to 70 lbs independently (120 lbs with assistance) above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, knee to floor. Lifting under 50 lbs independently 1 times per hour (2-3 times per day), lifting 25-50 lbs 2 to 3 times per hour (4-5 times per day). Carrying up to 50 lbs independently 1 - 2 times per hour (3-4 times per day), 10 - 25 lbs 1-2 times per hour (3-4 times per day), 0-10 lbs 3-4 times per hour (5-6 times per day). Visual abilities to include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing abilities to include ability to hear forklifts, trucks and other moving objects in and around working areas. Must be able to hear and respond to commands from coworkers when working as a team in this environment. Occasional prolonged standing/walking, manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for fine/basic grasping/manipulation, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. May be exposed to excessive cold, excessive heat/humidity, dust or other irritants, grease and oils, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, odorous chemicals or specimens, high location, extended periods at sea, severe weather conditions, prolonged working hours. Physical duties are subject to change.
Sea Duty conditions and 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.
Master's degree in an engineering or appropriate field with minimal experience, or Bachelor's degree in engineering or appropriate field with several years of relevant experience.
Education and experience will determine level of hire.
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