Field Technician

Website AKearthquake Alaska Earthquake Center

The Alaska Earthquake Center is hiring two Field Technicians to join the efforts of our dynamic Field Team. We seek individuals with the ability to plan, participate in, and lead field maintenance campaigns for our network of over 250 seismic stations across Alaska. While a background in engineering, logistics, or geoscience is ideal, this is not required. We especially seek applicants with diverse (broadly defined) backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. This position is a range recruitment, and may be filled as a Research Technician 3 (Grade 77) or a Research Technician 4 (Grade 78), depending upon education and experience.

About this position:
The Alaska Earthquake Center is a cooperative environment where projects and operations are executed by well-empowered collaborative teams. The duties of the Field Technician include monitoring the performance of remote monitoring stations, and testing and configuration of hardware systems and data acquisition devices. The position requires a proficiency with computers and a working knowledge of seismic network station infrastructure. During the summer field season (May-October), this position will be participating in field campaigns in remote conditions and will have extensive opportunities to travel to all regions of Alaska.

The Earthquake Center is a mission-driven organization set within the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Earthquake Center’s values emphasize employee flexibility, the open sharing of different perspectives, a respectful inclusive environment, and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

If you enjoy working in a team and are interested in supporting our mission of building Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes and tsunamis, please visit (Job# 518564) to learn more or contact Brad Lobland, or 907-474-7342.

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