RV Savannah - Marine Technician

Institution: 
University System of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Duties: 
Operation and maintenance of the ship’s scientific instrumentation including but not limited to flow-thru thermosalinograph, CTD vertical profiler, ADCP data acquisition system, and NOAA Scientific Collection System (SCS) software

Maintain the vessel’s LAN

Install, maintain, and troubleshoot ship electronics and electrical systems

Provide training to at-sea scientific personnel in the operation of the ship’s oceanographic equipment

As necessary, perform duties as regular crewman, standing deck watches and assist with deployment and recovery of scientific equipment, and other duties as assigned.

Time/effort is split between frequent cruises (usually 1-10 days duration) and on shore.
Qualifications: 
Knowledge of direct and alternating current electrical systems and demonstrated mechanical aptitude

Experience with serial data (RS-232) communications

Good physical conditioning and an ability to lift and carry a minimum of 70 pounds and the ability to operate in a variety of environmental conditions, climate controlled and outdoor

Minimum Associates Degree in Electronics or equivalent education and 5 years related experience.

Bachelor of Science degree or background in Marine Science or equivalent field preferred

Operation and maintenance experience on commercial, military, private or research vessels

USCG Entry Level Deck License and STCW Certificate preferred

Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug test is required.
About Employer: 
The University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute's primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow's scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georiga Southern University's Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium and The Nature Conservancy.



Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.
Contact Information: 
Levon Calloway, Business Manager, at levon.calloway@skio.uga.edu, 912-598-2481 or John Bichy, Marine Superintendent, at john.bichy@skio.uga.edu, 912-598-2456.