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Marine Science Technician

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Posted on:
02/14/2022

Marine Science Technician

The Oceanographic Technical Services Group at BIOS seeks an experienced and highly motivated sea-going

Marine Science Technician. Reporting to the Oceanographic Technical Services Manager, the successful applicant will possess

the desire and ability to work cooperatively with shipboard scientists and have demonstrated experience and ability to provide

comprehensive technical support for cutting-edge ocean science aboard ocean-going research vessels.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

• Provide comprehensive technical and logistical support for all science related activities aboard the BIOS

Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer.

• Assume major responsibilities for seagoing instrumentation and systems.

• Operate, maintain, and repair oceanographic instruments, navigation and communication systems.

• Operate, maintain, and repair shipboard network and data acquisition systems.

• Coordinate calibration and maintenance schedules for instrumentation and equipment.

• Design, construct, and troubleshoot new electronic and mechanical systems and modify existing systems to meet

changing needs.

• Repairs both mechanical and electrical equipment as needed.

• Oversee cruise mobilization and demobilization efforts.

• Train visiting scientists and junior marine technicians in proper operation of shipboard instruments and systems.

• Serve as liaison between shipboard science party and ship's crew, and provide pleasant customer service and

technical support to scientists before, during, and after their cruises

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Marine, Physical, or Engineering

Science, or a combination of technical schooling and relevant job experience.

• Applicant must be a self-starter, able to organize their time and set priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines in a

fast-paced environment.

• Must communicate well with peers, take directions, and follow policies and procedures carefully.

• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, while producing work of a very high standard.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive/flexible attitude is required.

• Ability to deal with diverse groups of scientists, engineers, and technicians in a professional manner.

• Ability to carry out assignments and projects on land and at-sea with minimal supervision.

• Must have mechanical skills and an aptitude in the use of basic hand and power tools.

• Demonstrated ability to utilize advanced test equipment in order to troubleshoot complex systems on ships.

• Demonstrated ability to work on the deck of a research vessel and lead scientific operations.

• Experience working aboard UNOLS research vessels would be an asset.

This position requires spending extended periods at sea, typically 100 to 200 days per year working up to 90 days at a

time. This is a progression job requiring new hires to be placed in Level 1, though depending on previous experience new

hires may be placed at higher levels. This is a rotational job where ongoing duties are split between multiple technicians.

Interested candidates should email their applications including a cover letter, resume/CV and three references to:

HR Manager, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda

Email: HR@bios.edu

Closing Date: March 25, 2022

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and educational organization with

501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda Registered Charity (#116). Visit us in Bermuda or at www.bios.edu

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