Thread: Seismic Data Quality Control (QC) Analyst Job Posting

Started: 2018-04-10 15:48:57
Last activity: 2018-04-10 15:48:57
Robert Anthony
2018-04-10 15:48:57
Title: Seismic Data Quality Control (QC) Analyst

Job Number: 1063026

Location: Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, US



Job description:

KBRwyle Technology Solutions, under contract to US Geological Survey at the
Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL), is seeking a Data Quality
Control (QC) Analyst to review seismological waveforms and other digital
time series data for quality control to detect abnormalities and coordinate
with field staff to correct the abnormalities.



Responsibilities



• Use various monitoring tools to check timing, orientation and
gain of seismic sensors and identifies possible station health issues
through the analysis of the seismic waveform data.

• Provides this analysis to field engineering personnel and
aids in the determination of station failure cause, and aids in providing
recommended repair actions.

• Relay issues to maintenance technicians using an established
problem ticketing system.

• Determines calibration schedule for US and GSN stations and
provides coordination of calibrations with data users, including the
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna.

• Analyze calibration data and organize results.

• Determine metadata accuracy from co-located seismic
instruments using established comparison mechanisms.

• Performs routine maintenance by remotely logging into
stations to provide seismic system centering, lock/unlock, and diagnose
problems and calibration.

• Provides specifications and guidance to software developers
to improve existing programs.

• Assists government employee research projects by providing
data analysis and peer review of results as a part of publishable papers
and presentations.



About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

We install, operate, and maintain the US Geological Survey component of the
Global Seismographic Network (GSN), the backbone of the Advanced National
Seismic System (ANSS), as well as a number of regional seismic networks.
Along with operating these networks, the ASL ensures the quality and
integrity of the data.

GSN and ANSS data is used for real-time seismic monitoring by the USGS
National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), for tsunami warnings by the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Warning
Centers, for nuclear test monitoring by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Organization (CTBTO) and the US Air Force, and for scientific research. Our
scientific research on earthquake processes, Earth structure and other
geophysical problems is used by a broad community of international users.

Minimum Qualifications:

• BS in STEM field and 2 years of related experience in data
analysis. In lieu of degree, 8 years related experience will qualify.

• Ability to analyze digitized data for the purposes of
recognizing seismic events and for recognizing proper seismic station
operation.

• Experience with a scientific programming language (e.g.
Python or MATLAB) as well as the ability to navigate through a terminal
environment (e.g. Linux or Unix).

• Willingness to learn new systems, technologies, and
geophysical science.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively
with technical and scientist user groups.

• US Citizenship.



Desired Skills:



• Experience using general shell scripting and seismic data
analysis tools.

• Experience working with seismic instrumentation or collecting
seismic data.

• Experience with data analysis in both the time and frequency
domains.



Apply online at:
https://kbrwyle.jobs/albuquerque-nm/seismic-data-quality-control-qc-analyst/061A68C81425450AA72B9B75B7543255/job/



KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or
beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local
law.



*Robert J. Anthony*



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