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Marine Technician

ANNUAL SALARY:       $29,000-$33,000 based on experience and includes benefits

BACKGROUND:           This is professional work providing technical support to Research Scientists, Educators, and their students. Duties are diverse and often demanding, requiring long hours in the field installing and repairing instruments and equipment. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  B.S. in Basic Science or Engineering with one year experience or Associate Degree with marine major and two years of experience as described below.

DUTIES:    Performing technical field and laboratory tasks required for marine environmental research projects including organizing and staging interdisciplinary field exercises, assembling and maintaining stocks of required equipment and supplies, keeping neat organized records of procedures and data, operating vehicles, outboard motorboats and/or laboratory equipment in a safe manner.

PREFERRED SKILLS:   The ideal candidate should have the ability to maintain, deploy and retrieve hydrographic equipment, operate and maintain analytical instrumentation and have working knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems of The Gulf of Mexico. Candidates also need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to interact appropriately with a wide variety of people; possess skill in executing multiple projects simultaneously; be willing to work under adverse climatic conditions and have the ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Preference will be given to candidates with open water SCUBA certification, ability to construct, plumb and maintain re-circulating aquaculture systems, and experience with basic electronics.

MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an EOE/AA/M/F/D employer 
Application forms may be obtained by calling 251-861-2141 or from www.disl.org. Completed applications should be accompanied by a resume detailing experience and names, addresses and phone numbers of three work related references and send to:

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Attn: Human Resources
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


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