[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS] Two Deep Submergence Engineering Positions

Melissa Ryan melissa.ryan at tgfoe.org
Thu Nov 5 08:07:16 PST 2015


Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (engineeringfordiscovery.org) is
seeking one electrical and one mechanical engineer to work as part of our
deep submergence engineering team:

*ELECTRICAL ENGINEER*

Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration is a 501c(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to empowering the global underwater science
community with the tools and expertise required to explore the greatest
depths of the planet’s largest and deepest bodies of water, and return with
stories of discovery to amaze and inspire a global audience.

We are seeking a contract Electrical Engineer with at least five years of
experience in the field of oceanographic vehicle and instrumentation design
and operations.  The candidate should have a B.S. degree in Electrical
Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Control Engineering, Instrumentation,
Mechatronics, Physics, or equivalent field of study.  Preferred candidates
will hold a M.S. degree in a relevant engineering program.  This person
should be able to demonstrate experience working on projects within the
subsea industry, both in an engineering capacity as well as an operations
role on a seagoing vessel.

The candidate should have a balanced capability as a design-oriented
engineer as well as possess hands-on experience in the lab and at sea.
When ashore, the desk-bound engineering and documentation portion of the
position will be balanced by ample time in the shop assembling, testing,
and maintaining equipment.  The candidate will be expected to travel
approximately three months per year, most of that time offshore on an
oceanographic research vessel conducting ROV and/or AUV operations.

*Engineering and Design Capabilities:*

•  Exquisite attention to detail

•  Subsea design of ROV and AUV systems

•  System level thinking, integrating hardware and software appropriately.

•  Electrical power budget analysis.

•  Three-Phase power system design and analysis.

•  High Voltage power system design and analysis, 5 KVAC and below

•  "Ground Fault" detection systems, theory and practice

•  BLDC motor control, sensored and sensorless

•  Data & Control telemetry, Serial, Ethernet, Fiberoptic, CAN

•  Single Mode CWDM Fiberoptic systems

           •  Electrical Schematic Database development and review

           •  Specification and Test Plan development

           •  Interfacing with vendors and consultants

           •  Mentoring junior team members

           •  Test supervision

           •  Maintaining organized documentation

*Operations and Hands-On Capabilities:*

•  Travel and work off-shore up to 3 months per year

•  Understanding of ROV and/or AUV operations on a sea-going vessel

•  Experience going to sea in an operations and possibly in a supervisory
role

•  Preference will be given to candidates with ROV Piloting experience

•  Preference will be given to candidates with experience maintaining
electric propulsion ROVs

• Knowledge of ancillary shipboard equipment:  cranes, winches, umbilicals,
rigging

• Familiarity with shipboard power systems

• Ability to troubleshoot complex systems

• Experience with an array of test equipment; Oscilloscopes, Protocol
Analyzers, Logic Analyzers, Logging Multimeter, Optical Power Meter

*Computer Skills:*

•  Cadence / OrCAD Schematic Capture

•  SPICE Simulation

•  Microsoft Word and Excel

•  Google Docs

•  Basic understanding of computer networks and ability to interface with
remote colleagues via computer connectivity

•  Knowledge of navigation software, Hypack, preferred

•  Computer programming skills not required, but desired:  Python, Visual
Basic, C++

*Work Location:*  North Kingstown, RI area.  Ability to travel and spend up
to 3-4 months per year offshore on an oceanographic research vessel.  Each
cruise averages 3-4 weeks in duration, with breaks in between.

*Salary:*  Commensurate with experience

*Required experience: *Engineering: 5 years

*Required license or certification: *Professional Engineering (PE) License
preferred

*Required education: *Bachelor’s, engineering in a relevant field. Master's
in a relevant engineering program preferred

*Please send  CV and a cover letter that indicates your willingness to work
at sea for 3-4 months/year, and why you are interested in the Global
Foundation for Ocean Exploration to info at tgfoe.org <info at tgfoe.org>*



*MECHANICAL ENGINEER*

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer  to work in the field of oceanographic
vehicle and instrumentation design and operations.  The candidate should
have a B.S. degree in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval
Architecture or equivalent field of study.  Preferred candidates will hold
a M.S. degree in a relevant engineering program.  This person should be
able to demonstrate experience working on projects within the subsea
industry, both in an engineering capacity as well as an operations role on
a seagoing vessel.

The candidate should have a balanced capability as a design-oriented
engineer as well as possess hands-on experience in the shop and at sea.
When ashore, the desk-bound engineering and documentation portion of the
position will be balanced by ample time in the shop assembling,
fabricating, and maintaining equipment.  The candidate will be expected to
travel up to three months per year, most of that time offshore on an
oceanographic research vessel conducting ROV and/or AUV operations.

Engineering and Design Capabilities:

   - Exquisite attention to detail
   - Subsea design of ROV and AUV systems, structures, and brackets
   - Appreciation for the aesthetic and ergonomic aspects of a design
   - Hydrostatic buoyancy and trim
   - Pressure vessel design
   - Electronics Chassis mechanical design
   - Designing  for welded structures
   - Corrosion prevention
   - Hydraulic System design
   - Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
   - Drawing development and review
   - Interfacing with vendors and machine shops
   - Inspection and quality control
   - Maintaining organized documentation

Operations and Hands-On Capabilities:

   - Travel and work off-shore up to 3 months per year
   - Understanding of ROV and/or AUV operations on a sea-going vessel
   - Experience going to sea preferred, but not required
   - Preference will be given to candidates with ROV Piloting experience
   - Preference will be given to candidates with experience maintaining
   hydraulic ROV manipulators
   - Knowledge of ancillary shipboard equipment:  cranes, winches,
   umbilicals, rigging
   - Familiarity with hydraulic and pneumatic systems
   - Some understanding of High Voltage power systems and Fiber Optics
   - Some understanding of Low Voltage power systems and electronics
   - Ability to troubleshoot complex systems
   - Experience with an array of hand and machine tools found in a machine
   shop and wood shop
   - Hands-on assembly and fabrication methods

Computer Skills:

   - Solidworks
   - Solidworks Simulation
   - Microsoft Word and Excel
   - Google Docs
   - Basic understanding of computer networks and ability to interface with
   remote colleagues via computer connectivity
   - Knowledge of navigation software, Hypack, preferred
   - Computer programming skills not required, but desired:  Python, Visual
   Basic, C++

Location: North Kingstown, RI.  Ability to travel and spend approximately
3-4 months per year (average of 4-5 cruises lasting about 3 weeks each)
offshore on an oceanographic research vessel.

Required education: Bachelor’s, engineering in a relevant field. Master's
in a relevant engineering program preferred

Salary:  Commensurate with experience


*Please send  CV and a cover letter that indicates your willingness to work
at sea for 3-4 months/year, and why you are interested in the Global
Foundation for Ocean Exploration to info at tgfoe.org <info at tgfoe.org>*


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