Ocean Engineering Technologist

Dalhousie University


Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Ocean Engineering Technologist
Department/Unit Oceanography
Research Project CERC.OCEAN
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number GP15-23
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 2 years
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $50,000 – $70,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)
About the Organization CERC.OCEAN is a dynamic research group in ocean science and technology at Dalhousie University. CERC.OCEAN is a world-class research program established to observe, understand, and predict biogeochemical and ecological change in the ocean. Their aim is to develop new approaches to observe the changing ocean and study ocean processes. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/diff/cerc.html .
Job Summary Reporting to the Group Lead, the Ocean Engineering Technologist will gain experience with a wide variety of practical skills and equipment deployments at sea. The Ocean Engineering Technologist will work and cooperate with, a team of scientists, technologists, and engineers to advance ocean research using in situ sensor platforms. The work will include the development and field deployment of surface vehicles, buoys, and moorings.
Key Responsibilities
  • Play a central role in field operations, both by helping in the development and maintenance of field gear and by participating in expeditions.
  • Independently pursue engineering solutions with the feedback and support of an experienced team.
Note Occasional international travel may be required. Flexible working hours will be required.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Diploma in electronics engineering, ocean technology, or related field, with a minimum of 2 years related experience with software engineering, process controls, PLCs, programming languages (C++, C, LabView, MATLAB, Python) and/or robotics middleware (e.g. ROS).
  • Experience with embedded system hardware and software design.
  • Experience with PCB design (e.g. Eagle, Altium)
  • Experience with mechanical design (e.g. SolidWorks), fabrication, and assembly of system components
  • Ability to work at sea.
  • Must pass a physical examination required for MED A3 training and Transport Canada certification.
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, or related field.
  • Experience with autonomous vehicles.
  • Experience in ocean and environmental measurement technology.
  • Sea-going experience.
  • Experience with commercial procurement of electrical/mechanical parts, including the ability to work with local fabricators and suppliers for the procurement of custom parts.
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/15/2023
Close Date 03/29/2023
Open Until Filled No
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