Under general supervision, provide technical support to assure that
proper environmental controls are maintained for research experiments
in marine/estuarine research facilities.
1. Operate and maintain complex fresh/sea water circulation systems,
including control of flow rate, water pressure, temperature,
salinity, discharge, and disposal.
2. Provide needs for experiments, including design and construction
of one-of-a-kind apparatus for specialized experiments.
3. Construct support systems as required for optimal operation of
sea-water research laboratory, and assist users with experiment
design and set-up.
4. Install, operate, and maintain systems to assure proper
environmental conditions are maintained.
5. Monitor electronic and computer systems related to experiments.
6. Monitor systems for corrosion effects, and rebuild and repair
systems as necessary.
7. Write operating specifications for new work procedures.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of journey level engineering or
technical experience in a marine research environment, with
concentration on equipment hardware and set-up, and experience
operating and maintaining a complex sea-water system. Must qualify as
a journey level tradesperson in the temperature control, plumbing, or
General knowledge of practical algebra, geometric construction, and
essentials of trigonometry; and the ability to read manuals, safety
rules, instructions in use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment
and to understand methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and
layout work, blueprints, schematics, etc. Must be competent in
operation, troubleshooting, service, and repair of listed systems.
Ability to adjust work operation to meet emergency or changing
programs or production requirements within available resources and
with minimum sacrifice to quantity or quality of service. Ability to
work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment or machinery; to
work at heights up to 50 feet; manipulation of heavy equipment, tools,
supplies and/or exertion of force up to 70 pounds; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in
hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and under
adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations and drug test (per U.S. Coast Guard
requirements) to determine physical ability to perform the job.
Weekend, holiday, shift work, on-call and overnight travel will be