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Field Technician (Marine Science/Scuba)

HDR, Inc.

Posted on July 9, 2018

2 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science. Any Nationality

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Primary Responsibilities
In the role of Field Technician 1, we'll count on you to:
• Install, maintain and service marine data collection systems. Operate sensors, data loggers, communication and solar powered systems.
•Perform workshop tasks including the repair, cleaning, painting and preparation of marine hardware.
•Monitor the performance of field data collection systems, evaluate marine and weather sensor data.
•Prepare field service reports (logs). Prepares written communication with clients and other team members.
•Prepare field service reports (monthly). Prepare written communication with clients and other team members.
•Assist with instrument calibration, testing and troubleshooting tasks. Preparation of field equipment, packing/shipping of field equipment, tools, and supplies, travel to/from work sites.
•Monitor the various project maintenance schedules and weather patterns to arrange boat hire to go to site.
•Diving at various sites on a monthly basis, underwater photography for reports. Camera provided.
•Maintain work dive gear (making sure gear is serviced on time, filling of tanks, testing nitrox tanks and labelling).
•Ecological sampling on a bi-monthly basis for phytoplankton, zoo plankton and benthic grabs using a van veen grab. Shipping of samples to the lab.
•Water and sediment sampling (project dependent) from a boat. Understanding of the necessity to maintain sample logs and chain of custody forms.
•Demonstrated teamwork and compatibility with other staff members, clients and contractor personnel at worksites.
•Assist with Environmental Impact Assessment studies and working with terrestrial ecology, marine ecology, water sampling, groundwater studies, air and noise monitoring.
•Support other staff members and projects. Candidate will be expected to develop skills and advance in capabilities.

Desired Candidate Profile

*Required Qualifications
• B.S. degree in a science based program.
• Strong interest and understanding of the marine environment and weather.
•Scuba diving certification with Nitrox certification (preferable).
•Working knowledge in a variety of environmental sciences (marine and terrestrial).
•Experience with computers, interfacing with electronic equipment and visualization tools is desirable. Familiarity with a wide range of MS office programs.
•Ideally experienced in the maintenance and repair of simple scientific mechanical systems. The position requires the use of hand tools, power tools and electronic test equipment.
•Maintains equipment and work areas in an orderly and professional manner.
•Writing, record keeping and documentation skills.
•Ability to perform fieldwork in a challenging environment and to see difficult tasks through to completion. Willingness to travel to project sites both in the UAE and overseas.
•Ability to work independently and professionally in the field and office.


MS Office Troubleshooting Power tools Sensors Data collection Packaging Environmental impact assessment Instrument calibration Technician 1 Infrastructure


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