Thread: Field Technician

Started: 2018-10-17 15:28:00
Last activity: 2018-10-17 15:28:00
Helen Olivette
2018-10-17 15:28:00
Institution: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Open Until: 2018-12-31

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Field Technician to join our team.

Provide technical support for the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN, URL: Activity includes preparation, installation, operation and repair of seismic equipment used to monitor earthquakes. Field work to average 25-35% of the time, seasonally (that is, 5-10 days a month, less in winter, more in summer) in the eastern United States.

Will maintain station service logs, inventory records for hardware, and records for shipping and receiving. Will conduct minor purchases of components for repair works.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field required. Related work experience preferred. Experience in Internet communication and Linux is required. Hands-on experience will include broad range of electronics with good theoretical capability leading to understanding of equipment function. Adequate soldering skill to make various cables for radios, seismometers and GPS receiver required. Good command of spoken and written English required. Must be physically capable of working in the field in isolated locations – to walk up and down steep hills while carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to load/unload, and to drive a pickup truck for field work, and operate generator and other simple machinery.
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