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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently seeking seasonal Engineering Technicians to join the Operational Science Services Department (Alvin Group) for the 2021 winter-summer period (January - August 2021). Seasonal hiring positions provide technical assistance to mechanical and electrical design engineers by performing maintenance, testing, and repairs to electrical or mechanical systems.  These are temporary, full-time, non-exempt positions and are eligible for limited benefits.   The internal working titles for these positions could be Engineering Assistant II or Engineering Assistant III.  The final level of these positions will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2020-1346
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for an Ocean Electronic Technician  to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department in the Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (OSL). This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. Within the lab, staff members develop cutting-edge technology for scientific and US Navy applications, and take that technology from initial prototypes to complete products. The present opening is for an individual with some experience in electronics system assembly and wiring. The majority of the work will be construction of oceanographic systems that include multiple electrical assemblies with complex wiring harnesses which fit into pressure housings or buoys. The position may also require prototyping new electrical or mechanical systems, organizing parts inventories, packing equipment, shipping, testing equipment in the lab, testing on the water near Woods Hole on small boats, or in remote locations on oceanographic vessels. Over a period of several months it is likely that the successful applicant will spend a significant amount of time performing electrical and mechanical assembly tasks in the lab.  In addition, the Ocean Electronic Tech will work with mechanical and electrical engineers on many other tasks, including, but not limited to: ordering parts based on existing bills of materials, performing mechanical assembly of pressure housings, moving equipment between labs and test facilities, organizing parts and supplies within the lab, plus helping with preparation of equipment for shipment, including packing shipping containers. The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant I (EAI), Engineering Assistant II (EAII), or Engineering Assistant III (EAIII). The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.  EA I With close supervision, uses established procedures to perform prescribed tasks related to the engineering support of oceanographic research.   EA II 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.   EA III 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.      
Job ID
2020-1340
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Mechanical 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 famous and prolific 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. Alvin is currently undergoing its scheduled overhaul, and will emerge with the capability to dive to 6500m and explore over 98% of the ocean floor.   The Alvin Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, technically competent and responsible Mechanical Engineer to join our operations team. With supervision, a successful candidate applies mechanical 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 (total). 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.   The internal working title of this position should be Engineer I.
Job ID
2020-1335
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Expedition Leader to join the Alvin Submersible Engineering and Operations Group. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits including shore leave.   Alvin is the world’s most famous and prolific 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. Alvin is currently undergoing its scheduled overhaul, and will emerge with the capability to dive to 6500m and explore over 98% of the ocean floor.   The Alvin Group is seeking a highly qualified Expedition Leader to join our operations team. This is a mentally and physically demanding position that includes significant at-sea time of 6-to-8 months per year. The ideal candidate will have 12+ months of previous experience supervising the operation and/or maintenance of submersibles. Strong team leadership skills are necessary, and attention to detail is a must. Effective written and verbal communications skills are also required.   The Expedition Leader is responsible for the administration and direction of complex submersible maintenance procedures and documentation. A familiarity with U.S. Navy P9290 Certification, standard maintenance procedures and quality assurance practices is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to enter the DSV Pilot training program and obtain US NAVY DSV Pilot certification within 18-24 months.    
Job ID
2020-1320
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire a motivated, technically-competent Electronics Technician to join its operations teams.  This is a regular, full-time position and is eligible for benefits.   OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to support academic research seismology in the oceans. OBSIC provides Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS), and the technical expertise to operate them at sea, to the academic research community (https://obsic.whoi.edu). 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. OBSIC supports seafloor seismic experiments all over the world. With substantial supervision, the successful candidate will apply electronic/electrical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, repair, and operation of a fleet of more than 100 OBS of varying complexity and capability. The successful candidate will go to sea as part of a team to deploy and recover OBS. While the primary skills requirement is electronics, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of OBS support and operations.   The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant I or Engineering Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.   
Job ID
2020-1309
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire an Engineering Technician experienced in electronics engineering to join its operations team. This is a regular, full-time position and is eligible for benefits.   OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to support academic research seismology in the oceans. OBSIC provides Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS), and the technical expertise to operate them at sea, to the academic research community (https://obsic.whoi.edu). 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. OBSIC supports seafloor seismic experiments all over the world. With minimal supervision, the successful candidate will apply electronic/electrical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, repair, and operation of a fleet of more than 100 OBS of varying complexity and capability. This will require a strong aptitude for electronics and the ability to implement and improve on established procedures. The successful candidate will go to sea as part of a team to deploy and recover OBS. While the primary skills requirement is electronics, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of OBS support and operations.   The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant III or Senior Engineering Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.   
Job ID
2020-1308
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics 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 benefits.    OSL is one of the world’s leaders in AUV technology and their operations in many complex oceanographic environments.  Applications include biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice, environmental anomaly detection, filming megafauna with a large focus on developing backseat autonomy capabilities with sensors and software.  The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.       The Robotics Engineerwill perform a wide range of mechanical design and system testing tasks related to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and their subsystems. The position will include both mechanical (70%) and systems (30%) engineering, with a focus on detailed design of mechanical systems and integration of multiple electrical subsystems, sensors and power sources.   This position also includes participating and leading at-sea operations of AUV’s in support of multiple programs.  The successful candidate with 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 and papers and proposal writing are a must. Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field.  Field operations range from test missions to science, exploration, or disaster response and support military research and development.  Previous missions have included oil spill response, locating black boxes and airplanes, mapping unexplored parts of the ocean, and studying sharks and sea turtles just to name a few.   Past project sponsors include NSF, NOAA, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, BSEE, Discovery Channel, NAVOCEANO, foreign governments, philanthropic organizations, and corporations.    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 & experience.  
Job ID
2020-1285
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Software Engineers to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. These are regular, full-time, exempt positions and are eligible for benefits. The level of this role will be determined by the selected candidates level of education and experience. The candidates will be hired into a Engineer I, II or Research Engineer role.    JOB SUMMARY:   The Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is looking to hire a software engineer to join our team. DSL designs, builds, and operates underwater robots with unique science-focused capabilities for the ocean sciences community. Our submersibles are used around the world in some of the deepest parts of the ocean to survey and collect scientific samples and data. Our development and operational goals are focused on providing the tools and assets necessary for users to investigate the world’s oceans. More information can be found at: https://ndsf.whoi.edu/   The Software Engineer will work directly with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry capable of exploring the ocean down to 6,000 meters. The AUV Sentry program requires engineering support for both on-shore engineering and at-sea field operations.  At-sea field operations can require significant travel.  Candidates will be expected to spend up to 100 days a year in the field, total time away will not be consecutive.   With some supervision to achieve assigned objectives, the Engineer II position identifies and participates in engineering projects in support of scientific and research activities through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills. This position will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking, along with a proven understanding of fundamental research and engineering principles.   With little supervision, the Research Engineer position will work 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.      
Job ID
2019-1200
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) (http://www.whoi.edu/) has announced a new initiative to accelerate the pace of advanced technology development in support of ocean science and exploration. The Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering department is seeking to recruit more of the world’s best to invent and develop cutting edge technology in the service of global ocean science. WHOI provides a superb environment for close collaboration between science and technology, with unparalleled access to the ocean, broad intellectual freedom, and an international reputation for excellence. We are seeking to hire at least one candidate from technology disciplines broadly relevant to ocean science including engineering, chemistry, biology, ocean physics, geology computer science or other relevant fields. We are specifically looking for candidates who will develop and run independent applied research programs that are synergistic with the mission of the Institution, to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system.
Job ID
2019-1089
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole