Field Engineer

Field Engineer

University Of Washington

Field Engineer

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Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position,click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a ?Great College to Work For? for six consecutive years.
The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.
APL has an outstanding opportunity for a Field Engineer 2. This recruitment is open to UW Office of Research employees only.
The purpose of this position is to oversee the maintenance, fabrication, testing, and field deployments (including operating and piloting) for a variety of autonomous underwater vehicles, gliders in particular, and a range of related instrumentation. Position will support a variety of projects both vehicle- and instrument-related, including development, integration, in-lab testing, and on-water deployments and demonstrations.
Electronics, Wiring, Fabrication, & Testing
Procure supplies and instrumentation

Assemble and test complex systems

Support Transducer fabrication and testing

Coordinate with Applied Physics Laboratory Ocean Engineering machine shop for the fabrication and assembly of parts
Vehicle Maintenance

Procure supplies and instrumentation

Arrange for instrument calibration

Buoyancy system maintenance

In-tank vehicle check-out and ballasting
Documentation and Organization

Document build and fabrication procedures

Document system and instrumentation testing, parts managements and procurement, testing procedures, and sensor calibrations

Maintain lab spaces and tools in good working order
Data Analysis

Perform basic data analysis related to the system diagnostics and performance
At-Sea Deployment

Lead or assist at-sea operation of systems

Lead or assist field logistics (planning, shipping, packing, staging, etc.)

Assist with deploying and recovering oceanographic equipment

Provide engineering solutions to various challenges related to field programs
Lead Responsibilities
The field engineer will direct some of the day-to-day activities of junior staff and will be called upon to train incoming junior staff and students on activities such as electronics handling and fabrication, sensor/actuator communications, maritime system sealing and safety, buoyancy engine maintenance and repair, and glider ballasting.
Bachelor's degree in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, or closely related discipline. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.
At least four years of experience that includes:

Electronic/mechanical skills such as soldering, wiring, electrical troubleshooting, basic circuit design

At least two weeks (total) time aboard on ocean-going vessel in a science/engineering support role

Comfort and facility operating small boats

Ability to work at-sea in the demanding and often uncomfortable environment aboard a ship

Ability to lift moderately heavy items in support of instrument maintenance

Strong organizational and record-keeping skills

Proven effective verbal and written communication

Ability and desire to work in a team environment

Demonstrated ability to work independently

Works under limited supervision to complete assigned tasks/projects and manage competing needs across multiple simultaneous projects

Willingness to work longer and irregular hours when at sea or during preparations during field testing operations

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ideal candidate would also have familiarity or expertise in the following areas:
Experience working on underwater autonomous vehicles, in particular Seagliders

Linux operating system

Programming experience in Matlab, LabView, and Python

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select ?Apply to this position?. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your ?My Jobs? page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or **********.

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