The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, academic wage hourly Mooring Technician position. This position is anticipated to last 6 months.
This position will participate in research facility maintenance, deployment, and recovery of oceanographic platforms and instruments used in the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Endurance Array.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a partner on a large scale, multiyear, federally funded project called the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). OOI constructed and is now operating a global, networked infrastructure of science driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological, and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor. OSU operates the OOI Endurance Array, which is a network of sensors operating off the Pacific Northwest. The Endurance Array brings a wealth of information to ocean researchers, fisheries, coastal managers, elected officials, and the general public about our shared ocean resources. The Endurance Array includes over 200 instruments mounted on 6 surface moorings, 6 profilers, and 6 gliders deployed off the coast of Oregon and Washington. Ocean measurements from these instruments are made available in near real time to the world via the web. See https://oceanobservatories.org/array/coastal-endurance/ for a description of the Endurance Array.
The defined qualifications will need to be identified in the Minimum/Required Qualifications field.
- A master's degree in oceanography or a related field such as geosciences, natural sciences, and related engineering disciplines or bachelor's degree and one year of work as a technician in oceanography or a related field such as geosciences, natural sciences, and related engineering disciplines.
- Must obtain OSU forklift certification within 14 days of hire. Training will be made available on-site.
- This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Refurbishment will occur at OSU's Ocean Observing Center (OOC) in south Corvallis. Work will be almost entirely hands on (not at a desk). Due to COVID-19, there is a limit to the number of people that may be at the OOC at once, so this position requires work on one weekend day a week. Most work will be Monday through Friday either early in the morning until noon or noon until early evening. Remote work will not occur, except perhaps during pre-cruise quarantine in early September.
This position requires sailing on research cruises at sea. The incumbent must be able to work at sea without significant impairment from seasickness. Work conditions for 16-day research cruise in September are described here: https://www.ocean.washington.edu/story/RV_Thomas_G_Thompson. Cruise participation may require a two-week quarantine and other COVID-19 hazard mitigations. Small boat work on the R/V Pacific Storm or the R/V Elakha will occur in conditions up to 8-foot significant wave height at 15-knot winds.
This position exists because of planned time off by existing staff between April and September. As such, this position will end September 30, 2021. A successful candidate for this position should be available at least 50% of the time from April through September. Other prior commitments can be accommodated, such as part-time work for other groups at OSU or pre-planned time out-of-town. Up to full-time work may be available for this position.
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