Electronics Technician II

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University

Job Title
Electronics Technician II

Texas A&M University

Geochemical & Environmental Research Group

Proposed Minimum Salary
$15.98 hourly

Job Location
College Station, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) is a center of excellence in applied geosciences within the College of Geosciences of Texas A&M University. GERG, founded in 1981, focuses on applied interdisciplinary research in the ocean and environmental sciences. As part of GERG's mission in education, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to interact with GERG's scientists and staff in their study and research. Students at GERG are mentored and advised in their study and research in many areas by the staff and scientists at GERG. GERG benefits from the leadership developed by the students and the dynamic and diversity of student activities.

What we want

We are looking for an Electronics Technician II, to join the groundbreaking Oceanographic Research Unit! This position is responsible for performing technical tasks related to electronic and oceanographic instrumentation. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you have an educational background and or experience in electronics, we encourage you to consider this opportunity and apply.

What you need to know

Please note: This position is funded solely on Sponsored Research funds. You m ust be willing to spend extended periods at sea on research vessels to serve in this role.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Four years of related experience as an electronics technician
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of test equipment, spectrum analyzers, digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes, radio test equipment, analog meters, signal generators, ammeters, and other digital instruments
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements:
  • Must be willing to spend extended periods at sea on research vessels
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Completion of vocational electronics training or associate degree in electronics
  • Five years of experience in electronics troubleshooting and or circuit design
  • Experience in copy/editing and technical report preparation/production
  • Performs preventative maintenance on TABS buoys or other oceanographic equipment
  • Responsible for constructing test and evaluating equipment and processes
  • Establishes and oversees standard operating procedures
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electronic circuits
  • Locates and replaces defective components and makes necessary adjustment and calibrations
  • Tests suspect circuits, modules and connections and adjusts, repairs, and replaces defective electronic, electromechanical, or mechanical components according to service manuals, schematics, and diagrams
  • Designs electronic circuitry
  • Repairs and supervises repair of various electronic equipment
  • Calibrates and commissions new instruments; selecting, inspecting, installing and maintaining misc. electronic equipment
  • Performs preventive maintenance duties including cleaning buoys and equipment and locating and replacing transistors or integrated circuits
  • Builds and installs special electronic circuits and apparatus from drawings made by researcher or students
  • Assembles printed circuit boards
  • Tests equipment for special research uses
  • Maintains and repairs digital computer and associated peripheral equipment.
  • Loads program and data, monitoring, processing and comparing system performance and output with predetermined standards to analyze cause of instrument error or stoppage
  • Takes part in oceanographic cruises
  • Repairs shipboard electronics
  • Takes part in buoy deployment and recovery operations
  • Repairs related electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Texas A & M Posted: 12/02/2021