Thread: Seismograph Technician

Started: 2020-03-02 18:04:51
Last activity: 2020-03-02 18:04:51
Relu Burlacu
2020-03-02 18:04:51
Institution: University of Utah Seismograph Stations
Open Until: 2020-06-01

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations is seeking a specialist who will work under the supervision of other professional staff, to operate, repair, and maintain more than 200 stations forming part of the University of Utah's regional seismic network. Stations consist of seismic sensors, digital data acquisition systems, and associated telemetry equipment and are sited both in the urban built environment and in remote field locations throughout Utah and in parts of neighboring states. 

Assists with the installation of new seismograph stations and maintains a detailed record of station visits and a written repair history for specified equipment items. For new installations, performs site construction work and installs delicate instrumentation; may be required to select sites and/or interact with property owners. Job requires frequent day trips and occasional overnight travel to field installations. 

Associate's degree in Electronics or equivalency; two years of work experience in electronics required; and a valid Utah Driver's License required. Must have good interpersonal communication skills and must also be self-motivated and capable of problem-solving, both individually (unsupervised) and as a team member. Must be capable of performing field work, sometimes under inclement conditions, and capable of strenuous physical labor. Site access may require hiking steep hillsides while carrying heavy batteries, concrete, and other site construction materials, commonly weighing fifty pounds or more. Work may require climbing tall radio towers at remote mountain top locations.

Salaried, full time benefited position (Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m). This position is initially for one year (end of 2021). Continuation of the position beyond that date will depend on the availability of funding and excellent work performance.

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