Job Opening

Field Technician

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Posted: 07/10/2017

Open Until: 11/30/2017

Institution: The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 
Open Until: 2017-11-30

We invite applications for a Field Technician to provide technical support for the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN, URL: Activity includes preparation, installation, operation and repair of seismic equipment used to monitor earthquakes. Field work to average 25-35% of the time, seasonally (that is, 5-10 days a month, less in winter, more in summer) in the eastern United States. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field required. Related work experience preferred. Experience in Internet communication and Linux is required. Hands-on experience will include broad range of electronics with good theoretical capability leading to understanding of equipment function. Adequate soldering skill to make various cables for radios, seismometers and GPS receiver required. Good command of spoken and written English required. Must be physically capable of working in the field in isolated locations – to walk up and down steep hills while carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to load/unload, and to drive a pickup truck for field work, and operate generator and other simple machinery. 

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