Title: Marine Field Technician
Date Posted: July 18, 2017
Deadline: August 30, 2017
Application: Download

Job Details:

We are looking for a technician to join our team supporting high quality research at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of ARCOS hydrographic and meteorological stations including water quality sondes, meteorological sampling instrumentation, and real-time telemetry
  • Diving in support of a variety of projects in a wide variety of conditions, including: low-visibility, high current, and cold water
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of aquarium and continuous flow-through systems (indoor & outdoor)
  • Record keeping of equipment check-out and usage and equipment calibration schedules
  • Data upload/management/dissemination to appropriate parties
  • Support educational classes in the field and in the classroom
  • Development and repairs of sampling devices, equipment, etc.
  • Long and odd hours for field days and/or experimental set-up
  • Small boat handling for research and educational classes

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a consortium of 22 Alabama public and private universities conducting education, research, and outreach. These efforts are supported by the Marine Technical Support department (Tech Support), a resource for faculty, students, and staff at the lab supporting research efforts from traditional field sampling to developing new and creative methods of data collection.

Tech Support maintains the Real-time Alabama Coastal Observing System (ARCOS) at www.mymobilebay.com and an offshore long-term buoy. Additionally, Tech Support maintains indoor and outdoor continuous flow mesocosm facilities and high resolution sampling equipment available for use by faculty and staff conducting research at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Tech Support also facilitates research through our Scientific Diving Program, deploying and retrieving data and equipment with graduate students and faculty conducting research in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Anticipated Start Date and Salary Range:

  • The position is anticipated to start late 2017 or early 2018 with a starting salary of $25,000 - $32,000 depending on qualifications. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Coastal and Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Marine Technology or related fields
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization, and time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Experienced open-water SCUBA, preference given to AAUS certified divers
  • Valid driver’s license, has/can obtain “V” class

Job Skills:

  • Independent worker while being a productive member of a team
  • Troubleshooting experience, creative, quick-thinking, and adaptive
  • Familiar with marine sampling equipment (plankton nets, water quality sondes, sediment sampling devices, etc.)
  • Aquarium/plumbing experience & general tool knowledge

Job Contact:

Interested applicants should submit an application (attached), cover letter, and resume/CV by August 30, 2017. Please send these documents to:

Renee Collini, MS
Program Manager, ARCOS
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Phone: 251-861-2141 ext 7546