[ES_JOBS_NET] Field Technician - Job Announcement

Helen Olivette olivette at admin.ldeo.columbia.edu
Mon Jul 29 10:23:13 MDT 2013

Please post.  See attachment.  Thank you.

Helen Olivette
Human Resources Coordinator

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY  10964
Phone: 845-365-8357  /  Fax: 845-365-8142

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Field Technician at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A position is available for a Field Technician in the Lamont-Doherty 
Earth Observatory of Columbia University. We seek an aspiring technician/ 
engineer who will provide technical support to operate the 
Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN, URL:
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/LCSN).  Activity includes maintenance
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 eastern U.S.

Duties include:

Maintains existing seismic stations in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, MD, VT, and OH.
Service trips as scheduled and whenever problems occur.  Effort includes
installation, maintenance and minor repair of electronic equipment for
earthquake monitoring: seismometers, Ethernet radios and power supplies 
(including batteries and solar panels). Make GPS and radio antenna cables, 
and seismometer cables. 


Minimum 2-year college degree in science or engineering and 2 years of 
related work experience.  Or 4-year college degree in engineering or 
physics/geophysics or related fields. 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 radio, sensors and GPS receiver. 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

Also required:
Experience in Internet communication and Linux. 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
For further information, please view quick link: 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

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