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Engineer I - Geodetic Polar Support

Company: EarthScope Consortium
Location: Socorro
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

* This position is on-site at our EPIC facility in Socorro, New Mexico* *This posting will be taken down once we have received the first 100 qualified applications.*** EarthScope Consortium is not able to sponsor applicants for work authorization within the United States.Job Title: Engineer I - Geodetic Polar SupportDepartment: Instrumentation - Field Support, Polar subunitReports to: Engineering Manager II - Field Support, Polar subunit LeadEmployment Status: Full-TimeFLSA Status: ExemptRemote Eligible: NoLocation: Socorro, New MexicoTravel Requirements: Up to 50%Salary Range: $59,700 - $74,600 (depending on experience) Position SummaryThe Engineer I (EI) participates in and helps manage multiple individual field projects to assist with the installation and maintenance of geophysical instruments and networks. Under direct supervision, the incumbent will work both independently and, in a group, setting to plan and conduct field operations at sites throughout the United States, polar latitudes, and other international locations. The EI possesses working knowledge of the equipment, tools, and techniques used in their project areas and will assist with equipment testing, troubleshooting, and evaluating new technologies as directed. The EI contributes to reporting and project documentation to ensure that all work conforms to best practices and organizational standards. Engineers are ambassadors who represent EarthScope's values to scientists, landowners, sponsors, and other community members. The EI will report to the Engineering Manager or be tasked by a higher-level engineer within designated project and functional areas.Details of ResponsibilitiesGeneral Essential Job Duties: Under supervision, participates in and helps manage field projects, which may include coordinating travel logistics, site reconnaissance, site selection, permitting, installation activities, maintenance, network configuration, instrument operation, station communications and/or data flow activities as part of a portfolio of geophysical technologies. Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves technical issues related to hardware, firmware, software, metadata creation and management, and data communications with guidance from Engineering Manager or a higher level engineer. Assists with specifying station configurations and data/metadata collection strategies. Prepares equipment and tools for deployment, which includes testing systems. Work is guided by the Engineering Manager or other technical experts. Maintains tools and vehicles used for field deployment. Assists with warehouse organization, in coordination with the warehouse staff, for field work preparation. Prepares appropriate documentation of activities and metadata using established tools, protocols, and databases as maintained by the organization. Prepares routine technical reports under guidance of the Engineering Manager. Under the supervision of an Engineering Manager, may have limited budgetary responsibility including preparing cost estimates that impact individual projects and tracking/reporting on individual project expenditures. May participate with other departments within EarthScope on collaborative projects/opportunities. Develops and maintains good relationships with community members, suppliers, landowners, and business partners within areas of expertise and project assignments. Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of EarthScope.Leadership and Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibility. Foster a professional culture through the use of strong interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communications.QualificationsMinimum Education & Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in engineering, geosciences, or related field. Assignment-specific Position SummaryPositions in Instrumentation Services will include job specific addenda that specify and clarify Functional, Programmatic, and any Additional responsibilities that are pertinent to the position. This is in addition to the general Position Description requirements associated with the job title. Assignment-specific Essential Duties: Functional responsibilities:

  • Reports to and is supervised by the Engineering Department, Engineering Design subunit Lead. Programmatic responsibilities:
    • Provide support for field and warehouse operations, including inventory management, configuration, testing, and shipping of the following:
    • satellite and point to point radio-based data communications equipment,
    • GNSS receivers and antennas
    • expendable materials (e.g., batteries and solar panels)
    • other miscellaneous items that are used to support GPS/GNSS station maintenance in the polar
    • regions.
    • Manage the GAGE Facility dedicated portable OPP GNSS campaign pool.
    • Manage geodetic imaging instruments (TLS, UAV-SfM) and supporting materials.
    • Field work will be required as directed.
    • Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business. Assignment-specific Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability for the position above and beyond the knowledge, skills & abilities listed in the position description: Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability for the position: Working knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures for geophysical sensors. Ability to take initiative to learn assigned technical/engineering skills within established training time frames. Ability to work with guidance both independently and in a team environment to accomplish project goals. Ability to convey appropriate information effectively. Ability to apply logic and reasoning to solve problems and make decisions, including: Determining appropriate tools and equipment needed to complete assigned projects. Ability to repair systems using the appropriate tools. Ability to understand routine problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules for self. Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret data. Ability to make decisions which have limited impact on the job function. Ability to engage in safety training under challenging field conditions.Other Requirements: Appropriate availability consistent with EarthScope established practices and norms; hours may exceed 40 hours per week, particularly when traveling. If the employee is engaged in field operations, they are required to maintain appropriate safety training, including wilderness, avalanche, helicopter, first-aid, etc. A valid driver's license is required. Must be able to comply with EarthScope Consortium's Motor Vehicle Policy. Frequent travel by commercial or contracted means including fixed and rotar winged aircraft, motor vehicle, boat, etc. A valid passport is required for polar and international projects. If deploying to polar environments, must be able to meet the Physical Qualification Determination for Arctic and Antarctic deployments (PESJ-POL_2000.09a).EnvironmentPhysical Setting and Requirements:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Continually required to stand Continually required to walk Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity Continually required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl Continually required to talk or hear Continually work near moving mechanical parts Frequently required to sit Frequently work in high, precarious places Field work conditions may involve high elevation, extreme cold, extreme heat, humidity, noise, hazards, and vibration. Frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds over uneven terrain and long distances (up to 3 miles). Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Domestic and international travel in remote or extreme environments by off-road vehicle, helicopter, fixed wing, or other specialty vehicles.About EarthScope ConsortiumOur Mission: EarthScope Consortium is a consortium dedicated to supporting transformative global geophysical research and education.Our Core Organizational Values: EarthScope's core values are built upon a foundation of scientific and professional integrity. In order to accomplish our mission of research and education, as a community and science support organization, we value: Advancement of community science goals and their relevance to society, Excellence, innovation, and cooperation in science, technology, education, and service, Open access to data products and scientific exchange, Data preservation and stewardship for future science and society, Transparent community governance, Cultivation of diverse scientific, educational, and social perspectives, Efficient and effective use of resources, and Strong service ethic and a "can do" attitude.EarthScope Consortium operates the U.S. National Science Foundation's GAGE and SAGE Facilities, and cooperates with member universities, federal agencies, and many international partners. As representatives of the academic world, and stewards of taxpayer dollars, it is important that all of us take these responsibilities seriously and represent the Consortium with the highest of professional and ethical conduct. In turn, know that EarthScope places a high value on employees; and works diligently to protect your interests and provide competitive and appealing benefits to you and your families.To Apply: Applicants may apply by going to the EarthScope Consortium Career Center: Applicants MUST be authorized to work permanently in the United States. EarthScope Consortium participates in E-Verify.EarthScope Consortium is not able to sponsor applicants for work authorization within the United States.EarthScope Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Compensation details: 59700-89600 Yearly SalaryPIbe7831c1ce6e-31181-34003131

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