Job Listings


Here are our current job openings. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.

The system cannot access your location for 1 of 2 reasons:
  1. Permission to access your location has been denied. Please reload the page and allow the browser to access your location information.
  2. Your location information has yet to be received. Please wait a moment then hit [Search] again.
Click column header to sort

Search Results Page 1 of 1

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking seasonal Engineering Technicians to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2024 summer period (May - August 2024).   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, or III.  The final level of these positions will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2024-2275
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineer Technician to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   Job Summary: The Physical Oceanography Department is searching for an autonomous instrument technician to contribute on ocean observing efforts using underwater gliders and profiling floats. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The internal working title for this position is Engineering Assistant II or Engineering Assistant III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience. The position will involve all aspects of autonomous underwater glider and profiling float operations. This will include in lab testing and assembly, domestic and international travel for deployments and recoveries, and possibly piloting and/or data processing.  
Job ID
2024-2264
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 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 electrical engineering in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation with a heavy emphasis on applied applications in the ocean. 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 some on the job training and supervision, works creatively to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete 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 candidate must be a self-starter that can take a task and make progress under a deadline.   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 and experience.  
Job ID
2024-2251
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Design-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 eligible for full benefits.   OSL is a world leader in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) robotics 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 supply. The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   The Design-Systems Engineer will perform a wide range of design and fabrication tasks related to AUVs and their subsystems. The position will include both mechanical, electrical, 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. Writing software and firmware considered a strong plus. This position includes participation in and leadership of at-sea operations of AUVs in support of multiple programs. The successful candidate must 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
2024-2250
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking a seasonal Engineering Technician to join the Operational Scientific Services department for the Summer of 2024. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt positions and is 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, or III.  The final level of these positions will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2024-2243
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineering Assistant to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a temporary, casual, position, and is eligible for casual benefits.   Engineering Assistant 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.   Engineering Assistant 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.   The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant II, or Engineering Assistant III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2024-2241
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Ship Operations Department is currently searching for a Port Engineer to join their team. This position is responsible for designing and overseeing installation and/or repair of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating, ventilating and all other mechanical and electrical systems on research vessels. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Job ID
2023-2217
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 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
2023-2077
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for Engineer I/Engineer II applicants to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This position seeks candidates with interests in oceanographic research, ocean exploration and/or ocean-based climate solutions. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. . The initial appointment will be for five years with the possibility of extension.    Primary responsibilities will include the development, design, and implementation of mechanical, electronic and/or embedded systems associated with purpose-built oceanographic equipment and marine robotics. An applicant hired into this position may be responsible for the design and integration of oceanographic instrumentation, marine vehicle sensor payloads, and the development of unmanned underwater vehicle platforms. This position may also include assessing, troubleshooting, and resolving technical issues with equipment and sensors in the field as well as in laboratory settings. The individual may organize and carry out coastal field work and support research cruises onboard oceanographic research vessels. They may also assist in the development of software for real-time processing of sensor data or otherwise assist or contribute to the analysis of data from field sensors to produce curated data products. They will be encouraged to contribute to writing and presenting published research at academic conferences and to support STEAM outreach and intern mentorship programs. Candidates with mechanical, electrical, computer science, software or robotics backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.   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.    WHOI is committed to creating a diverse research community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Job ID
2022-1916
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 was recently certified to 6500m and now has the ability to 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. The remainder of the year’s workload would be at the institution and may require 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 is Engineer I.
Job ID
2022-1844
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole