Water Quality Technician-2

Florida Atlantic University
Harbor Branch (HBOI)

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Job location: Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-08
Req: REQ10456
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Position Summary:

Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is seeking a Water Quality Technician, Fort Pierce, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare, deploy, maintain, clean and troubleshoot continuously operating water quality instrumentation in bio-fouling marine environment.
  • Participate and adhere to the IRLO SAP and IRLO SOPs to ensure that all requirements are met and that documentation related to the work are accurately completed and reported.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and sensor verification on water quality instrumentation, both in the field and laboratory.
  • Assist with validation and verification of data before reporting to the IRLON Project Manager.
  • Assist with maintaining a stocked and inventoried supply of parts, equipment and instrumentation for LOBO deployments, operations and maintenance/repairs.
  • Participate in in-house audits to identify potential problems and abide by corrective action as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Marine Science, Engineering or related technical field; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Marine Science, Engineering or related technical field, and one year of related experience required.

Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and managers from varying disciplines.

Ability to work outside of normal business hours, when required.

Must have a valid Florida Driver's license.

Preferred qualifications include:
Experience with advanced water quality instrumentation and telemetry.

Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, DOS, Terminal Emulator and sensor host software applications.

Experience with troubleshooting technical equipment, as well as experience trailering, driving and working from boats.

Ability to work in the field in various types of weather.

Ability to lift heavy equipment (50 lbs.).


$15.80 - $16.76 per hour

College or Department:

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Harbor Branch (HBOI)

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional requirement to perform work outside of normal business hours.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans, spouses of eligible veterans, and certain family members of eligible veterans, in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 295.07. Please submit your DD214 (Member 4 preferred) showing your dates and character of service with your application as an attachment or fax to 561-297-3915 or scan and email to [email protected], prior to the closing date of the position. If faxing your DD214, please also send an email to [email protected] to notify us that the form was faxed, make sure the email includes your name and the REQ# of the job that was applied to.

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on June 30, 2022. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.

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