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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Senior Engineer Technicianto join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   The Senior Engineering Technician will provide technical assistance to an engineering team in the development, assembly and test of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and related support equipment.  Additionally, this position will support maintenance, testing and repairs to AUV electrical/mechanical systems including power and logic infrastructure as well as imaging, navigation and other data acquisition system(s).   The Senior Engineering Technician will be responsible for planning, organizing and conducting critical AUV at sea tests and survey operations.  This includes leading an operational team, as well as participation in all aspects of vehicle operations at sea including mission programming, vehicle check out, vehicle monitoring and post mission analysis and will perform electrical and mechanical troubleshooting as required.  This role will conduct user training (as needed), and will also have the responsibility of providing the generation of proposals and test reports.  
Job ID
2020-1278
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Electrical Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department in our Advanced Engineering Lab. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   Join our robotics group designing underwater communications systems.  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a world leader in all things subsea, from groundbreaking ocean science and discoveries, to cutting edge subsea technology for the government.  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 makes a difference in our world.   This is an Electrical Engineer position with emphasis on high speed analog circuitry,  or embedded software / ROS, and FPGA skills are a plus.  Candidates will need to be able to work broadly in computing, digital circuitry, timing, imaging, DC power, A/D systems, general communications, wiring and cabling and other fields as needed.      The internal working title for this position could be either Engineer I, Engineer II, or Research Engineer.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.    Engineer I:  This is an entry level position designed to encourage the connection and application of academic training to results-oriented projects in support of scientific and research activities. Initially this position will have direct supervision to achieve structured and assigned objectives.   Engineer II: With some supervision to achieve assigned objectives, identifies and participates in engineering projects in support of scientific and research activities through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills. Will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking, along with a proven understanding of fundamental research and engineering principles.   Research Engineer:  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.    
Job ID
2020-1276
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Robotics Engineers to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. One opening is for a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, with limited benefits. The other role is a regular, full-time, exempt position 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 II or Research Engineer role.    Looking for a little more adventure and challenge in your career?  How about designing equipment to work while submerged at 10,000 psi or fixing your mistakes in the dark on a moving ship north of the Arctic Circle?  Want to work on cutting edge underwater robots for both scientific and military applications?  Want to live in a unique mid-size town with great open space, amazing ocean access, and a cost of living way below other technology centers?  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a world leader in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology.  Not only do we design and build some of the most unique and advanced vehicles in the world, but we take everything we build into the field and test it in the crucible of the ocean.  We are looking for not only a jack of all trades, but also a master of some who can make unique contributions within the group.   Candidates will work primarily within the VAST (various autonomous subsea technologies) group within the Deep Submergence lab but will have opportunities to cross pollinate into other projects within the Deep Submergence Lab, the National Deep Submergence Facility, and other vehicle groups at WHOI.  Members of the team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field and tend to take designs from concept all the way to the field.  Field operations within the group tend to be focused on testing but in the broader lab missions also include science, exploration, and disaster response with VAST members often taking part in these other activities.    The VAST group is involved in a large number of (primarily) federally funded projects aimed at improving human robot interaction, deploying AUVs in novel environments, and application of AUV technologies to other pressing problems.  The current mix is approximately 70% defense related projects and 30% science and exploration related projects so candidates must be comfortable and preferably enthusiastic about the defense mission, US citizens, and able to obtain a security clearance if requested.   This group values work life balance with reasonably flexible work hours, generous annual and cruise leave policies and a universal sense of adventure.  However, a significant commitment to success of the program and the mission will be required during crunch time particularly while at sea.  This is a group that is known for going to extreme measures to make a cruise succeed even in the face of significant setbacks and any long term part of the group will need to have the same attitude.  Candidates must be highly creative when it's time to be creative but must be able to become highly focused and effective as deadlines approach.  The ship will sail whether the vehicle is ready or not.   Appointment will either be at the Engineer II or Research Engineer level depending on education and experience.   Engineer II: With some supervision to achieve assigned objectives, identifies and participates in engineering projects in support of scientific and research activities through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills. Will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking, along with a proven understanding of fundamental research and engineering principles.   Research Engineer: 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.
Job ID
2020-1274
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 2020 summer period (May - August 2020).   These are temporary, casual, non-exempt positions and are not eligible for benefits.  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.     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.
Job ID
2020-1239
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 canddiates 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