Job Description Description: The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science is seeking to fill a Research Engineering Associate I position to join our Field Operation team. The candidate selected will work as part of an integrated field operations team under the direct supervision of the Field Operation Supervisor and other Field Party Chiefs. The candidate selected will learn all aspects of environmental, meteorological, and oceanographic data collection systems utilized by the institute to include the installation, maintenance, and repair of data collection systems installed in remote locations along the Northern Gulf Coast. The candidate will work in all marine environments using institute vehicles and vessels, in all weather conditions, on or near the water, and often for extended periods of out of town travel. The new team member should have an eagerness to learn all other aspects of field operations to include unmanned aerial systems, scientific diving, and other field operation responsibilities.
Assist with installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of data collection systems and sensors located in remote locations using PC/laptop, proprietary software, and hand and power tools.
Extensive travel, often outside of normal business hours/days, by vehicle/vessel to remote locations requiring overnight travel.
Perform Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys and process through Online Positioning User Service (OPUS) share and OPUS Projects.
Assist with collection of Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) data collection and unmanned aerial systems surveys and operation.
Utilize various web pages during the data QA/QC.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Proven experience with various hand and power tools.
Proven field service experience.
Valid driver's license.
Basic computer skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credentials card (TWIC) -within three (3) months.
Complete American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification - within six (6) months.
Complete US Coast Guard Safe Boating certification - within six (6) months.
Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field.
Experience working in a marine environment.
Experience with operating and trailering boats.
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Experience with environmental data collection systems and sensors.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.