Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Lab Manager (Engineer II, Research Engineer, or Senior Engineer) to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at WHOI provides seafloor seismographs and at-sea technical support to the U.S. academic community in order to advance knowledge about Earth structure and dynamic processes, such as earthquakes and volcanism. The center replaces the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, which NSF created in 1999 that included WHOI and two other institutions.
Maintain the OBSIC lab in a high state of operational readiness, the coordination and planning of sea-going experiments, budget management, and work scheduling.
Responsible for the surge training program of non-OBSIC technicians and management of the trained surge personnel pool.
Modernize the lab's inventory and maintenance systems and databases.
Attend biannual meetings of the OBSIC Oversight Committee, UNOLS ship-scheduling meetings, and participate in community outreach activities.
Occasional participation on OBSIC research cruises at sea.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
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, or demonstrated competency as an Engineer I, or significant, progressive independence and skill development at the Engineering Assistant III or Senior Engineering Assistant levels or equivalent positions on the other technical ladders, or equivalent work experience in the absence of a formal degree.
Research Engineer: Ph.D. in related engineering field, or Master's degree in an engineering or appropriate field with several years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree in an engineering or appropriate field with more than five years of related experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult engineering tasks. Career Potential: While there is no appropriate time limit for appointment at this rank, exceptional individuals will be promoted. Candidates should develop a mastery of specialized techniques or ingenuity and creativity in selecting and evaluating approaches to problems. They should develop the ability to apply an analytical approach to solutions and to assimilate the details and significance of various analyses, procedures, and tests.
Appropriate academic background enhanced by more than 10 years of specifically related experience. All candidates must possess demonstrated excellence within a related field, i.e., a record of superior accomplishment-such as patents, publications, or documented instrumentation or systems--which provides objective evidence of original professional contributions and/or exceptional management skills.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently; carry 0-10 lbs, 1 times per day. 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, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, and odorous chemicals or specimens. 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. 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. Travel may occur during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience varied living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience varied weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. 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 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, fixed meal times and 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.
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Internal Number: 3104528
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