University of Rhode Island
Provide technical support for science missions at sea. Participate in deck science operations. Assist in the operation, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various types of scientific instrumentation and shipboard computers. Help ensure integrity of scientific data collection systems and in the safekeeping of collected data.
Participate in oceanographic research cruises of up to 35 days duration aboard
URI research vessels or other vessels as assigned for up to 120 days per year.
Operate, maintain and troubleshoot equipment such as CTDs, water samplers, sonars, winches, oceanographic cable, satellite communication systems and navigation systems.
Associate’s degree OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and additional experience (i.e. military training, certification in an engineering, science, and/or computer related field, etc.).
Demonstrated evidence of physical capability and willingness to work on board ship for eight or twelve hour shifts for the entire length of a 35 day research cruise. Ability and willingness to perform physical work on deck in severe and inclement weather.
1. Associate’s degree (or higher) in engineering, science or technical field.
2. Demonstrated experience supporting science operations.
3. Demonstrated training or experience in electronics repair or design, machine shop, computer hardware or software, mechanical repair, and/or skilled trades.
The Technical Services group at the University of Rhode Island will hire an entry level oceanographic ship's technician to support science missions aboard the 185 foot research vessel R/V ENDEAVOR. This is a full time, career opportunity with good pay, great benefits and an exciting work environment. Interested candidates should demonstrate a strong work ethic and a genuine interest in technology, understanding how things work and troubleshooting..
This position will provide extensive training and a work environment that will strongly encourage and facilitate development of the successful candidate’s technical abilities.
The R/V ENDEAVOR will be retired and replaced by the 199 foot R/V RESOLUTION which is currently under construction. The successful candidate will be heavily involved with the outfitting, science trials, and finally, scientific missions of this brand new, state of the art oceanographic research vessel.