[unav_all] Job Opening

Melissa Weber weber at unavco.org
Fri May 28 09:13:01 MDT 2010

Candidates should apply at www.unavco.org/careers.
Position:    Senior Technician
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Project Manager
Created: 05/02/2010

Summary of Job
This individual will work within the UNAVCO Facility Engineering Group to
provide technical support to National Science Foundation (NSF) and National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Projects.
Essential Job Functions
.         Repair geophysical research equipment and related ancillary
.         Accurately maintain databases used for equipment and project
.         Develop manufacturing, testing, evaluation, and QC procedures for
geophysical equipment.
.         Participate as a member of a team to test and evaluate new
geophysical equipment, power systems, and communication equipment.
.         Oversee design, fabrication, integration, testing, documentation
and repair of hardware and software.  
.         Produce drawings and documentation related to the development,
manufacturing and testing of geophysical instrumentation.
.         Inventory and inspect geophysical and ancillary equipment upon
receipt at UNAVCO.  
.         Operate under general supervision and may provide technical
assistance to lower level technicians.
.         Maintain the Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) equipment pool;
including inventorying and assembling the instrumentation for deployment.
.         Perform fieldwork as necessary.
.         Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful
operation of the business.
To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform
each essential job function satisfactorily in accordance with UNAVCO
procedures.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills and Knowledge
.         Basic knowledge of GPS methodologies and instrumentation. Good
understanding of the architecture and function of geophysical
.         Ability to solve complex electrical and mechanical problems.
.         High standards of quality control and attention to detail.
.         Advanced skills in the operation of hand and machine tools.
.         Familiarity with Windows, Linux/UNIX, Mac OS's, TCP/IP, serial
protocols, scripting, Word, and Excel.
.         Basic level knowledge of a programming language and ability to
write and troubleshoot scripts for remote data communications and
interfacing with geophysical instrumentation.
.         Good oral and written communications skills in English.
.         Ability and willingness to travel domestically or internationally.
.         Valid passport and driver's license and a UNAVCO-insurable driving
.         Experience working in remote environments.  
.         Advanced training certifications.
.         Associates degree from a technical institute. 
.         Minimum of five years of job related experience or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Physical Requirements
.         Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
.         Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and climb.
.         Ability to grasp objects, and reach above shoulders.
.         Ability to see small electronic components.
Mental Requirements
.         Must be able to count, add, subtract, multiply, divide and to
record, balance and check results for accuracy.  Must be able to compute,
analyze and interpret numerical data for report purposes.  Must be able to
compose detailed reports and work-related manuals. Must be able to make
decisions which have significant impact on UNAVCO's credibility operations
and services.  Must be able to understand complex problems and to
collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
Melissa M. Weber
6350 Nautilus Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
ph: 303-381-7561
fax: 303-381-7501
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