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The Deep Submergence Laboratory at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking an Engineering Assistant to support Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) testing from May to August 2021.  This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position and eligible for casual benefits. The successful candidate will provide hands-on testing, upgrade post-processing toolchain, conduct vehicle maintenance & upgrades and support field testing as needed.   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
2021-1417
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Ocean Instrumentation Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position, and eligible for full benefits. The initial term will be one year, renewable.   The position will focus on development, testing, deployment and maintenance of oceanographic instrumentation systems including acoustic data recorders,  acoustic modems and  acoustic navigation and positioning systems. In addition, the work may include system integration, operations and testing of autonomous platforms, including underwater vehicles and autonomous surface craft.   The work will require a mixture of hands-on assembly and testing, both mechanical and electrical, configuration and programming of devices, setup of instruments, download of data, basic quality control and related work. The engineer will assist others in light mechanical or electrical design work using mechanical CAD tools such as Solidworks. The ability to read and follow detailed wiring diagrams, and basic use of tools such as digital multi-meters is required.   The position will require a significant amount of time at sea, both local to Woods Hole and around the US and overseas. Previous at-sea experience on an oceanographic vessel is highly desirable, and may be augmented by experience with small boats. Familiarity with conditions experienced on the water and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure is important.   The internal working title for this position will be Engineer I.      
Job ID
2021-1411
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department for work on sensor systems and marine robotics for spring of 2021.  This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits.   The hours for this position are based on excess project needs from February to May 2021.    The final level of this position could be Engineer I or Engineer II, and will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1405
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 a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics Engineer to join the Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE).  This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Deep Submergence Laboratory has a storied history in the development of marine robotics in the service of deep submergence science going back to the  Jason and Jason Jr. Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), the latter having delivered iconic video of the Titanic’s grand staircase in 1986.  The DSL has been at the forefront of deep-diving and high-risk marine robotics  development since, having designed, built and operated a range of vehicles including the ABE and Sentry AUVs, the Jason 2 ROV, the 11,000 m rated hybrid-ROV Nereus, the hybrid ROV NUI designed for operation under permanent ice cover, and most recently the Clio, Orpheus, and Mesobot vehicles.  The DSL is also active in research and engineering devoted to undersea sensor development, undersea navigation, and autonomy.  A significant number of DSL engineers support the National Deep Submergence Laboratory, which is devoted to providing scientific access to the deep sea and provides ample opportunity for DSL personnel to experience the intense and deeply rewarding experience of sea-going expeditionary science and operations.   DSL has immediate need for a Robotics Engineer with experience in robotics simulation and autonomy development.  You will work on several projects related to long endurance multi-vehicle operations, initially focusing on the simulation of these systems for the purposes of developing autonomy and assessing mission viability in a high fidelity ocean environment.  You will be expected to contribute to ongoing efforts at WHOI and elsewhere in furthering the state of the art in open source marine robotics.  As those projects mature, you will broaden your participation in marine robotics development projects to include run time software and autonomy development, and depending on your background and interests, potentially also systems engineering and analysis.  You will participate in sea-going fieldwork on any project to which you contribute significantly.   WHOI is a non-profit research and education organization devoted to oceanographic science, engineering development in support of oceanographic science, and engineering development in support of national defense and industry needs.   The internal working title for this position is Research Engineer.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.   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
2021-1389
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two (2) Engineer Techniciansto join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. These are temporary, casual, non-exempt positions, and eligible for casual benefits.   The Engineering Technician will provide technical assistance with the assembly and testing of oceanographic systems and related support equipment. 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 successful candidate will have the knowledge and some experience related to engineering technician practices and procedures, particularly those applicable to promoting safe working conditions is desirable.      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
2021-1388
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
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Manager,  Engineering to join the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). The work is varied and rewarding as the results of our team effort are used to collect data for understanding the ocean and protecting the world.  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, 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.   The Manager, Engineering will supervise and lead engineers to address a wide range of project and product development tasks related to developing and enhancing capabilities of AUVs and their subsystems. The position should include outstanding systems knowledge across mechanical, electrical, software, and systems engineering. This position includes management of time sensitive complex project development efforts.  The successful candidate must have proven leadership skills necessary to coordinate the activities of teams of engineers and technicians through multiple projects in parallel while simultaneously directing product improvement across mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines combining all in a total process/product improvement approach.  Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and, to a lesser extent for this position, 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.    Recognized as a leader in the field by functioning as an independent researcher and manager. He or she will have full responsibility for project tasks requiring application of management skills and authoritative knowledge of appropriate underlying scientific principles and practices for engineering projects. The successful candidate will use and create advanced techniques and instrumentation, and create modifications and extensions of theories, precepts, and practices relevant to the field in which the incumbent is recognized as a leader of a group of technical staff members.    The internal working title for this position could be Principal Engineer. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2020-1377
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Software 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’s leaders 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 carry.   The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   This position is a software development role in marine robotics with simulation and field testing responsibilities.  The successful candidate will have strong test methodology, implemented by scripting and C++ development, with excellent software engineering habits, and a solid background in software testing, configuration management and development operations. This position works creatively with limited supervision to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in software engineering and testing; assists substantively in developing technical aspects of software and software tests, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components, with little supervision.  Members of this team all spend time both in the office, laboratory 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 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
2020-1375
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
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