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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
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join the Alvin Submersible Engineering and Operations Group. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position 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. The Alvin Group is a leader in the development of innovative deep-sea technologies and continues to advance methods for enabling scientists to safely visit some of the harshest environments on Earth. The Submersible Engineering and Operations Group consists of individuals who work as a part of a creative design team that fuses decades of knowledge and experience with the desire to expand the legacy of Alvin’s scientific breakthroughs. Come join a dynamic engineering team that has a passion for the application of new technologies and their use in the exploration and investigation of our planet’s oceans.     The Alvin Group is currently seeking a motivated support Mechanical Engineerto perform both design work and associated technical tasks. The group seeks candidates with a strong background in computer-aided design (CAD), combined with the skillset to assemble, test and operate mechanical and electromechanical systems. The position is equal parts creative design work and hands-on technical skills, with work both ashore and at sea during dive expeditions. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help Alvin complete systems integration for our next major technical milestone, extending dive operations to 6,500 meters (21325 feet).   The internal working title 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 & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1461
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 Software Manager to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Ocean Observatories Initiative’s (OOI) Coastal & Global Scale Nodes’ (OOI-CGSN) Software Team is seeking an experienced Software Engineer/Manager to aid in the oversight and management of OOI software development projects, software maintenance, server system maintenance, budgeting, cross-team support, and meeting support. This is a mixed managerial and technical position.  The ideal candidate will have experience with oceanographic data and data quality control, and be able to write complex computer code for use in ocean instrumentation data collection, processing, and visualization.  They will be responsible, for all aspects of the CGSN software on moorings, underwater vehicles, servers, and other auxiliary hardware.    The successful candidate is expected to maintain and update the complex CGSN software and, in some cases, the electronics that the software runs on, as well as do scheduled software upgrades and server maintenance.  The candidate is expected to develop tools to address CGSN user requirements, with the goal of reducing operator workload.  This includes development and support of data visualization tools and data delivery systems to the OOI cyberinfrastucture.  In order to best serve the CGSN group and understand the group’s software requirements, the successful candidate is expected to regularly participate in hardware and software integration and troubleshooting efforts for CGSN moorings and other assets, and occasionally support at-sea deployments.   The internal working titles for this position could be either Research Engineer or Information Systems Associate III.    
Job ID
2021-1442
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Embedded Systems Engineer to join the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is 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, and filming megafauna.  OSL works with REMUS AUVs developed at WHOI and equipment designed elsewhere, expanding capabilities of the AUVs and the sensors they support.  The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   OSL is recruiting qualified candidates for a position in electronic and software engineering in support of applied research and development in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation. The work will involve support of existing systems, electronic design and development of new systems, and troubleshooting at all levels.  Specifically, it will require support and development of electronic designs for embedded, microcontroller-based systems and their firmware, and of software for general purpose computers.  The position will also involve going to sea to support data collection and experimentation, and post-processing and analysis.   A successful candidate, with little supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of new developments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components.   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 and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1433
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 seeking seasonal Engineering Assistants to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2021 summer period (May - August 2021).   These are temporary, casual, non-exempt positions and are eligible for casual benefits.    Summer hiring positions provide technical assistance to mechanical and electrical design engineers by performing maintenance, testing, and repairs to electrical or mechanical systems.      Engineer Assistant I Level: With close supervision, uses established procedures to perform prescribed tasks related to the engineering support of oceanographic research.   Engineer Assistant II Level: With some supervision, applies acquired knowledge of established procedures to the assembly, testing, and use of equipment in support of engineering projects related to oceanographic research.   Engineer Assistant III Level: With little supervision, applies a broad knowledge of established procedures to the assembly, testing, or calibration of equipment developed and used in support of engineering projects related to oceanographic instrumentation.   The internal working titles for these positions could be Engineering Assistant I/II/III.  The final level of these positions will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1406
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 currently searching for an Embedded Systems Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department is recruiting qualified candidates for a position in electronic and software engineering in support of applied research and development in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation. The work will involve electronic design, development, and troubleshooting.  Additionally, it will require developing embedded firmware for microcontroller-based systems and software for general purpose computers.  The position will also involve going to sea to support data collection and experimentation, and post-processing and analysis.   With little supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of experiments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components.   The internal working titles 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 and experience.
Job ID
2020-1374
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole