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Full-time

Engineering

JOB SUMMARY:

The Mooring Lab (Mooring Fabrication & Field Support) in the Physical Oceanography Department is currently searching for an Engineering Assistant I/II to join its team. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Measuring, cutting, and splicing line
  • Measuring and terminating wire rope for moored applications
  • Measuring and cutting chain
  • Preparation of buoys
  • Maintenance of deck handling gear
  • Sandblasting/sanding/scraping and painting
  • Assembling hardware for field experiments
  • Assembling glass ball buoyancy
  • Maintenance of mooring winches
  • Possible opportunities to occasionally go to sea

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Engineering Assistant I

  • High School or equivalent plus one year mechanical or electronics experience, or Technical School training beyond high school level.
  • Applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of and facility with common practical skills related to the essential functions of the position.  
  • Assists in assembly, maintenance, and repair of equipment with specific instructions and review of work upon completion.
  • Assists in functional testing following well-defined procedures for set-up and operation of standard test equipment.
  • Experience with hand and power tools. Mechanical assembly experience required.
  • Splicing experience helpful, but willing to train.
  • Experience working in marine environment and/or with equipment deployed in the marine environment.

Engineering Assistant II

  • High School or equivalent plus three years' mechanical or electronics experience, or Technical School training plus one year related experience, or one to two years' progress toward an engineering or related degree.
  • Applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of and facility with common practical skills related to the essential functions of the position. 
  • Experience with hand and power tools. Mechanical assembly experience required.
  • Splicing experience helpful, but willing to train.
  • Experience working in marine environment and/or with equipment deployed in the marine environment.
  • Assists in assembly, maintenance, and repair of equipment with instruction and advice; exercises judgment in selecting or adapting procedures and equipment.
  • Selects and operates standard test equipment, records test data, and performs routine analyses.
  • Conducts various tests or experiments to troubleshoot and correct minor malfunctions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift above the shoulder 5 times per day. Carrying under 50 lbs, 5 times per day. Visual abilities to include depth perception, far and near vision. Must be able to hear and talk; work around/with others and work alone. Other physical tasks include prolonged/extensive or considerable standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping/manipulation, reaching above and below shoulders, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting and climbing ladders/stools. May be exposed to grease and oils, dust or other irritants, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, odorous chemicals or specimens, and severe weather conditions.  Physical duties are subject to change.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://www.whoi.edu/jobs and respond to Job Reference 17-12-02. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter and resume.

 

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
eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.