JOB DESCRIPTION Marine Technician - Science Supernumerary - Operation of Science Equipment
Must be able to pass an extensive background check and random drug testing. A personality assessment will be given prior to an offer.
JOB ID: 649319 OceanX OceanX is a mission to explore the ocean and bring it back to the world. We are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge aboard OceanXplorer, the most advanced marine exploration vessel ever built. We’re creating a deep and personal connection with the ocean for millions of people across platforms worldwide. Our research focus is marine exploration and biological discovery in the most inaccessible corners of the sea. We partner with scientists eager to push the boundaries of research in their field—be it locating new species or studying never-before-seen biological phenomena—and we give them the tools they need to get the job done. Everything we do is made possible by our state-of-the-art research vessel, OceanXplorer. Equipped with two manned subs that can take researchers 1,000 meters deep, a fleet of support ships, an onboard helicopter, and fully equipped science labs, the OceanXplorer can bring back discoveries and stories no one has ever seen before. Using advanced underwater film making tools, we document each moment of discovery—and then transform those moments into compelling stories we share with the world. From TV series to giant screen films, online and off, we reach our audiences wherever they are, to inspire in them the same love of the oceans that inspires us. Marine Technician The Marine Technician (MT) is responsible for operation of science equipment onboard, including both de-ployable science equipment, hull-mounted acoustic equipment, and lab equipment. In addition, the marine technician is expected to support research objectives for guest scientists in coordination with the Science and Technical Officer. This is a contract rotational supernumerary position that is expected to be at sea up to 180 days per year. Responsibilities The Marine Technician duties include, but are not limited to: General Supernumerary Tasks Participate in various shipboard drills Act as auxiliary deckhand as needed Act as auxiliary sub and dive support as needed Provide assistance in compiling mission data reports Science System Management Operation and maintenance of science systems Kongsberg EM712 and EM122 Multibeam Knudsen Sub-bottom Profiler Simrad EK80 Dual channel ADCP system Setup and operation of CTD Instrument and Winch Monitoring of Research Vessel Data Acquisition Systems (OpenRVDAS) and stewardship of shipboard scientific data sets in coordination Assisting Sub/ROV team with operation of USBL (Ultra-Short Baseline) submersible tracking system Deploying and processing XBT profile system Assisting with monitoring and management of lab systems Monitoring Underway sensor platform, including various flow-through instruments Setup and Monitoring of Aquarium tanks, filters and pumps Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Marine Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree Minimum of 3 years of oceanographic/marine technical experience at sea and ashore Computer skill set at systems administrator-level of knowledge and experience Prior experience working with oceanographic research projects Excellent communication and organizational skills Ability to work extended hours in occasionally harsh environments Desired Skills and Knowledge The successful candidate will have a broad scope of knowledge of the types of systems commonly found on research vessels. The following specific skills or experience are desired: Experience in a laboratory setting Current STCW certificates a plus Oceanographic data processing and analysis SCUBA diver certification from an accredited organization Experience piloting UAVs