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The Environmental and Information Systems (EIS) department at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is expanding – see yourself at APL!
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.
Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
EIS seeks applicants for the position of Field Engineer 2. The Field Engineer will support the development and testing of advanced autonomous terrestrial and marine systems, and will be responsible for keeping test vehicles functioning in the field. The position will typically spend 2-3 days per week in field locations, and will support long-duration (14-21 day) demonstrations and experiments in remote locations. Primary duties include lab and vehicle maintenance; field test and demonstration support; hardware fabrication; and, reporting and team coordination.
Examples of these duties include:
*Constructing, testing, repairing, and refurbishing high-speed off-road and marine vehicles and equipment *Maintaining a portable maintenance lab including equipment, supply, and tool inventory *Ordering new hardware and materials *Coordinating field work with APL and UW researchers and support staff from military and civilian organizations *Conducting tests and repair of highly complex equipment in remote and isolated field settings *Fabricating and modifying parts for off-road and marine vehicles *Responsibility for safe and effective field operation of complex equipment, including on-the-spot repair and maintenance when necessary *Participating in multiple APL-UW projects with overlapping schedules and timelines *Participating in fieldwork planning and design meetings *Serving as technical liaison with sponsoring federal agencies, military units, and civilian contractors
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement. Equivalencies: Associate's degree and six years of experience; or, no degree and eight years of experience.
At least four years of experience that includes: Experience in off-road vehicle operations, maintenance, and modifications Experience with setup, operation, and repair of power electrical systems (generators), small engine mechanics (e.g., ATVs/UTVs), off-road suspensions Proficient with metal and woodworking tools, both hand and power Sound decision-making skills and good judgment Team-building skills Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including an ability to deal effectively with people in extreme environments and conditions Self-motivation and an ability to work well in a team atmosphere, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse organizations, backgrounds, and academic levels.
Must be a US citizen, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
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