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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Electrical Engineering Technician to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The role of this position consists of working in an electronics assembly environment primarily supporting the Applied Propagation Physics (APP) group in the Ocean Acoustics & Signals Laboratory (OASL) of the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOP&E) Department.  This role will also support the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Electrical Engineering Laboratory and the AVAST (Autonomous Vehicle and Sensor Technology) program.  The work for the OASL-APP group would be the next phase in the development of the 3-Dimensional Acoustic Telescope (3D-AT), upgrading the data collection and signal processing components as well as the power systems. The OOI Electrical Engineering Lab is responsible for maintaining a wide array of electronics, telemetry systems, wiring harnesses, and sub-sea cables.  The electrical hardware consists of distributed embedded systems, Linux single board computers, primary, and rechargeable batteries, as well as a variety of satellite based, and line of site telemetry. The AVAST program is an initiative providing subject matter expertise and specialized fabrication and testing spaces for multiple highly technical projects at WHOI.   The primary role of this position is that of an Engineering Assistant in an electronics assembly environment reporting to a Research or Senior Engineer from the individual project.  Responsibilities include; building new electro-mechanical assemblies, and wiring harnesses, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of all electronic, electrical, and computer-based equipment.  Skill level requirements vary from electronics troubleshooting, to board or component-level repair.  Candidate must be familiar with most electronics test equipment; oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and command line interfaces.   3D-AT: https://www.whoi.edu/press-room/news-release/whoi-awarded-1-million-3d-acoustic-telescope/   The internal working title for this position could be Engineering Assistant III.  
Job ID
2021-1509
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Electrical Engineerto join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The role of this position consists of working in an electronics design and manufacturing environment primarily supporting the Applied Propagation Physics (APP) group in the Ocean Acoustics & Signals Laboratory (OASL) of the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOP&E) Department.  This role will also support the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Electrical Engineering Laboratory and the AVAST (Autonomous Vehicle and Sensor Technology) program.  The work for the OASL-APP group would be the next phase in the development of the 3-Dimensional Acoustic Telescope (3D-AT), upgrading the data collection and signal processing components as well as the power systems. The OOI Electrical Engineering Lab is responsible for maintaining a wide array of electronics, telemetry systems, wiring harnesses, and sub-sea cables.  The electrical hardware consists of distributed embedded systems, Linux single board computers, primary, and rechargeable batteries, as well as a variety of satellite based, and line of site telemetry. The AVAST program is an initiative providing subject matter expertise and specialized fabrication and testing spaces for multiple highly-technical projects at WHOI.   The primary role of this position is that of an Electrical Test Engineer, reporting to a Lead Electrical Engineer from the individual project.  Responsibilities include, with limited supervision; design and build of components, develop and implement test procedures, troubleshooting and repair of all electronic, electrical, and computer-based equipment.  Responsibilities may include the management of technicians to complete these duties.  Candidate must be familiar with a wide variety of electronics test equipment; oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and command line interfaces.    3D-AT: https://www.whoi.edu/press-room/news-release/whoi-awarded-1-million-3d-acoustic-telescope/   The internal working title of this position could be Research Engineer.  
Job ID
2021-1508
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Electrical Engineer to join the Alvin Submersible Engineering and Operations Group. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full benefits.   Alvin is the world’s most renowned human occupied submersible, continually operating since its commissioning in 1964. For over five decades, and 5000+ dives Alvin has advanced our understanding of the Earth’s ocean environments, uncovering many significant scientific discoveries along the way.   The Alvin Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, technically competent and responsible Electronics/Electrical Engineer to join our operations team. With supervision, a successful candidate applies electronic/electrical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle related equipment used in the operation and support of the Alvin submersible. This is a physically demanding position requiring the ability and willingness to spend six-to-eight months per year at sea. The remainder of the year’s workload would be at the institution and requires a local residence. After an initial training period, the position would allow for minimally supervised maintenance on the vehicle, and additional qualifications to perform key submersible support roles. Exceptional candidates will be entered into the Alvin Pilot in Training program with the goal of completing qualifications as Alvin Pilot in Command.   This is an entry-level position designed to encourage the connection and application of academic training to results-orientated projects in support of scientific and research activities.  Initially this position will have direct supervision to achieve structured and assigned objectives.   The internal working title for this position is Engineer I.  
Job ID
2021-1462
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Are you interested in contributing to advancing our understanding on Earthquakes in the world’s oceans and putting your hands-on state-of-the-art seismograph equipment? Combine the challenges of technical problem solving in electrical components within various seismogram with the excitement of sailing on research vessels and join us! The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC: : https://obsic.whoi.edu) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire entry-level electronics technicians. We provide Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS) and the technical expertise to operate seafloor seismic experiments all over the world for the academic research community. OBS instrumentation records earthquake-induced and artificially-generated ground-motion and pressure signals while deployed on the seafloor for durations of up to a year or more. We would like you to join our science-operations effort in the lab here at WHOI and at sea to complement the current team of engineers and technicians.   Candidates will be considered for Engineering Assistant I-II level, which is a part of WHOI’s promotion ladder. This is a regular, full-time position (eligible for benefits). OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and collaborates with US Geological Survey through a corporate agreement.   
Job ID
2021-1447
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics Engineer (Electrical) to join the Scibotics Lab within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE).  This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a world leader in all things subsea, from groundbreaking ocean science and discoveries, to cutting edge subsea technology for the government, military and private sector. Here at WHOI you will work with world class scientists and engineers in a dynamic, fast paced environment, to contribute to science and technology that make a difference in our world.   The Scibotics Lab develops autonomous underwater vehicles and sensors that help scientists understand the ocean.  Applications include biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice, environmental anomaly detection, and filming megafauna, with a focus on developing backseat autonomy capabilities with sensors and software.  We are a ‘hands-on’, team-oriented group with an intensive and growing field operations schedule.  The Scibotics team operates in an innovative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   We are seeking an extraordinary candidate to help us lead development for our next ambitious project: protecting the arctic from environmental damage with an AUV capable of detecting and mapping out oil spills under ice. We are searching for an Electrical Engineer for an Engineer II or Research Engineer position in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department.     This position is an Electrical Engineering position with emphasis on analog and system design.  Embedded software and microcontroller skills are a plus.  Candidates will need to be able to work broadly in computing, analog and digital circuitry, timing, imaging, DC power, A/D systems, general communications, wiring and cabling, and other fields as needed.  The overall position tasks are split between design tasks, lab testing, and system integration workflows and fieldwork. This position also includes participating in and leading at-sea operations of AUV’s in support of multiple programs.  The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills necessary to lead a team of technicians and engineers through a design project or field cruise.  Excellent writing and communication skills for both team collaboration and publishing reports, papers and proposal writing are a must. Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field.     The internal working title for this position could be either Engineer II or Research Engineer. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1424
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Laboratory Assistant II or Engineering Assistant I to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for limited benefits.  The initial duration of the appointment will be for 9 months and then will be evaluated for continuation beyond the initial temporary period based on funding availability and performance.   The successful candidate will provide technical assistance with the assembly and testing of oceanographic systems and related support equipment. With supervision, helps an engineering team in all phases of project development related to oceanographic instrumentation and underwater vehicles.  Duties may include mechanical assembly, basic electrical assembly, organizing parts and supplies, packing and shipping, moving test equipment, helping with testing on the dock or on small boats in local waters.   Candidates should have an aptitude and interest in basic mechanical and electrical assembly from previous employment, vocational school, high-school projects or hobbies (automobile work, boat building or repair, audio-visual equipment, gaming computers, maker-space 3D printing, etc.). Manual dexterity and familiarity with hand tools, including soldering, is highly desirable.   The internal working title for this position could be either Laboratory Assistant II or Engineering Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2021-1402
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for (2) two highly motivated and enthusiastic Mechanical-Systems Engineers to join the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). These are regular full-time, exempt positions, eligible for full benefits.   OSL is a world leader in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology and operation in many complex oceanographic environments.  Military and scientific applications of AUVs are supported by OSL including biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice operations, environmental anomaly detection, filming megafauna.  OSL works with REMUS AUVs developed at WHOI and equipment designed elsewhere expanding capabilities of the AUVs and the sensors they suppler.   The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   The Mechanical-Systems Engineer will perform a wide range of design and fabrication tasks related to AUVs and their subsystems. The position will include both mechanical and systems engineering, with a focus on analysis of AUV dynamics and system interfaces, detailed design of mechanical systems, and integration of multiple electrical subsystems, sensors and power sources.  This position includes participation in and leadership of at-sea operations of AUVs in support of multiple programs.  The successful candidate with have proven leadership skills necessary to coordinate the activities of a team of technicians and engineers through a design project or field cruise.  Excellent writing and communication skills are required for team collaboration, publishing reports and papers, and writing proposals.  Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field.  Field operations occur locally and at remote sites to support science, exploration, disaster response, and military research and development.  Previous missions have included oil spill response, locating black boxes and airplanes, locating shipwrecks, mapping unexplored parts of the ocean, mapping physical and biological phenomena and studying sharks and sea turtles.   Past project sponsors include NSF, NOAA, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, BSEE, Discovery Channel, NAVOCEANO, NUWC, foreign governments, philanthropic organizations, and corporations.    The internal working titles for this position could be either Engineer I or Engineer II.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1383
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole