[unav_all] Polar Projects Field Engineer at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center

jackie jackie at passcal.nmt.edu
Tue May 29 16:28:13 MDT 2007


Polar Projects Field Engineer at the IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center

"(Candidates) wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold.  
Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return  
doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success." Recruitment  
notice posted by Captain Ernest Shackleton for the Endurance  
expedition, over
5,000 (candidates) applied!

The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center (www.passcal.nmt.edu) at New  
Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Polar  
Projects Field Engineer. This is a fixed term appointment through  
October 2009 with the possibility of extension as funds become  
available. The primary responsibility is to support Polar research  
both in the field and in the lab. Duties include: scheduling,  
preparing, and shipping equipment; field support both in the Arctic  
and Antarctic; development of specialized equipment for cold, dark  
environments; produce and maintain documentation and web content  
related to Polar support; and user training. Equipment development  
will focus on primary and secondary power systems, cold instrument  
enclosures and satellite communications for remote geophysical stations.

A B.S. in Engineering or 3 years relevant experience is required.  
Willingness to travel to Antarctica and the Arctic is required.  
Experience with field data-collection systems, thermal modeling, DC  
power systems, time series data formats, and seismological fieldwork  
are desirable.

Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a  
letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email  
addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: IRIS PASSCAL  
Polar Projects Field Engineer Staff Search, c/o Human Resources, Box  
48, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New  
Mexico 87801.
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