Vacancy: Marine Technician
Salary: Competitive, including offshore supplement
Location: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) seeks to expand its UK-based team. This is a rare opportunity for permanent and full-time employment as a Marine Technician. Main duties will include servicing, deploying, troubleshooting, repairing, and modifying equipment. The candidate will be responsible for inter alia stock control of various hydrophone technologies and other oceanographical monitoring equipment, working primarily within the commercial wing of the company. This role involves a combination of working onshore and offshore.
Applicants must be technically minded, able to undertake field-equipment installation, operation, deployment and recovery. The candidate will download data from equipment for scientists in the Research and Development (R&D) wing of the company. The successful applicant will assist with equipment stock control and coordination, planning and execution of field work, and supplier liaison. The successful applicant will ideally have prior experience with marine instrumentation (e.g. cabled and autonomous hydrophone systems such as C-PODs and noise recorders, CTDs, ADCPs, and ROVs). Subject to any knowledge of vessel electronics/electrics/mechanics, there may also be an opportunity for involvement with maintenance, upgrade and installation of vessel systems, but vessel knowledge would merely allow for more diverse duties and is not actually a requirement for this role. This post is based at the Company’s headquarters in Dunbar, Scotland.
Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) is a privately-owned technology-focused marine-science company involved principally in the global supply of underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring, and risk mitigation services. OSC reinvests >80% of profits into Research & Development (R&D), orientated primarily towards high-level research on the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and other marine mammal species, Rigs-to-Reefs using Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) footage, underwater noise measurement and modelling, and improving marine mammal and environmental monitoring standards worldwide. OSC’s research has resulted in many peer-reviewed publications (www.osc.co.uk/publications-and-press-covers) and a non-profit book entitled the Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook (http://www.pelagicpublishing.com/the-marine-mammal-observer-and-passive-acoustic-monitoring-handbook.html).
Individual Job description can be found on: https://www.osc.co.uk/careers/vacancies
A successful candidate will have the following:
- A degree in either science/engineering, or relevant experience with marine instrumentation;
- Experience with relevant oceanographic-instrument (e.g. hydrophone technologies, CTD, ADCP) configuration, maintenance, data downloading and processing;
- Experience configuring, deploying, servicing and any analyses of data from C-PODs and/or T-PODs;
- Understanding of oceanographic equipment specifications (e.g. hydrophones, junction boxes, amplifiers, acoustic filters, etc.);
- Passive Acoustic Monitoring equipment configuration, testing and data collection;
- Ability to lift 20 kg;
- Not prone to sea-sickness or able to mitigate with proactive measures;
- A genuine interest in marine mammals and benthic ecology, the processes by which they are studied;
- Ability to collaborate within a team;
- Prior experience with stock control;
- Ability to prioritise workloads, and to work under pressure when met with deadlines;
- Willingness to travel;
- Genuine interest about the business and industry, including commercial awareness; and,
- Must be legally allowed to work in the UK prior to employment.
- BOSIET or STCW95;
- O&G medical or ENG1;
- Processing oceanographic datasets (CTD, synoptic satellite-derived or modelled data);
- Experience setting up, deploying, recovering ROVs;
- Programming experience; and,
- Machine learning and image processing (of ROV footage).
This position is open only to those entitled legally to work in the UK. It is emphasised that this is an industry (not academic) position. Timelines are often tight, and workloads must be prioritised accordingly. This will mean being involved in multiple project simultaneously; therefore, multitasking is key. Other responsibilities may include, day-to-day administration, social media, etc. A sense of humour helps in this industry role. Short-listed candidates should expect to receive skills tests during the interview process.
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview (in person or via Microsoft Teams).
Application deadline: 30th April 2020
OSC Recruitment Team