Moorings Technician

  • Interesting and varied marine physics position
  • Based in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Permanent, full-time

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled technician to join our ocean observations team in support of coastal and off-shore measurement programmes around New Zealand, Antarctica, and in the Southern Ocean. The position will provide expert technical support particularly for moorings and moored instrumentation. This spans mooring design, component acquisition, mooring construction, seagoing mobilisation and demobilisation, deployment and recovery from a variety of platforms, along with data extraction, processing and management. It includes a requirement to participate in field campaigns including scientific voyages. Experience with DART buoys would be an advantage

Candidates should have a tertiary qualification in physical sciences or engineering and have well-developed field skills in operating and maintaining scientific equipment as well as the experience and confidence to take sole charge of instrumentation. They will also need data processing and analysis skills for the processing and interpretation of field data.

The position will require someone who develops positive working relationships and is comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team environment. They will need good communication skills, be well-organised and responsive to project deadlines, adept at problem solving, conscientious and focused on quality, show initiative, and have the ability to effectively prioritise and work unsupervised.

This is an exciting opportunity to join New Zealand's internationally renowned environmental research organisation, and work as part of a progressive and innovative team.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits and an attractive waterfront location with free parking.

posted: 04 June 2019    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.