|From||Roger Brugge <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:29:14 +0000|
We have a senior technician post for someone to help design/calibrate and install lightning strike sensors in a tropical forest (the install is akin to dendrometers) in Nigeria and Cameroon. This is part of a project to estimate the number of trees killed by lightning in the tropics. The closing date is the 4th of Feb. If you have anyone interested I would be hugely grateful if you pass this on, especially if you know of environmentally minded engineers. Best wishes, Tim Hill A link to the post here (click on job 5528BR): https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/searchresults.aspx?PartnerId=30011&SiteId=5460&Function=LinkQuery&LinkId=11 Job Description: Senior Technician (High Voltage/High Current Experimental Officer) Cardiff School of Engineering You will provide comprehensive provision of technical support to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project, researching lightning induced tree mortality in tropical rainforests and within the Advanced High Voltage Engineering (HIVE) Research Centre. The aim is to test, develop and install high voltage measurement in tropical rainforest environments and test equipment, carrying out supporting project work. You will provide technical support to Cardiff School of Engineering’s HIVE laboratory activities, developing, operating and maintaining high voltage test equipment for both laboratory and field tests. You will be expected to assist with coordination and train a team of field assistants in Cameroon and Nigeria who are experienced with field measurements and fabrication of equipment. The post holder should be willing to travel to Nigeria and Cameroon on multiple trips, for fieldwork and meetings, for a total of up to four months per year. The post is full time, available from 1st January 2017 until 31st December 2019. Salary: £26,052 - £30,175 (Grade 5) Research Description * To investigate and analyse specific issues regarding the development of high voltage test equipment in laboratory, deploy equipment in diverse tropical rain forests in Nigeria and Cameroon and other techniques, creating recommendation reports, supported by advances within the field. * To ensure that the provision of training is delivered to the field technicians at Centre for Tropical Forest Study Research Stations in Nigeria and Cameroon, proactively changing the delivery according to customer requirements and following established guidelines * To develop and deliver training to field technicians and students in technical procedures and in the use and assembly of special equipment and apparatus in relation to high current and high voltage measurement. * To set up experimental systems and research apparatus, assisting students and staff in the use and construction of equipment and apparatus and with tests and experiments, within the overall research programme and under the direction of the post-doctoral researcher, to include developing, operating and maintaining high voltage test equipment for both laboratory and field tests, such as earth resistivity equipment and Rogowski Coils. * To operate, maintain, service, adjust, test and repair complex equipment and apparatus, in particular, in relation to current and earthing measurements, as well as associated quality control measures. * To collaborate with others in order to make recommendations for developments of established processes and procedures and participate in the development, modification and construction of special equipment and apparatus for the high current and high voltage measurement for the project * To take responsibility for stock levels, security, maintenance and cleanliness of materials, apparatus and equipment within work area, this includes liaison with the Morgan-Botti Lighting Laboratory (MBLL) Manager and High Voltage academic staff * To maintain accurate records and perform detailed analysis of voltage current measurements and testing in the laboratory and field. * To provide professional advice and guidance following reviews on technical processes and procedures to internal and external customers, using judgement and creativity to suggest the most appropriate course of action where appropriate and ensuring complex and conceptual issues are understood. * To create specific working groups comprising of colleagues from across the University and project collaborators to achieve project objectives, supervising staff on an occasional basis to accomplish key objectives. * To establish working relationships with key contacts, developing appropriate communication links within the University’s Schools/Directorates and outside bodies as required and collaborate with others in order to make recommendations for developments of established processes and procedures. * To undertake a variety of administrative duties to support the department Other * To be able to travel in the UK and overseas (Nigeria and Cameroon) for meetings and extended overseas field trips. * To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance. * To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world and ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties. * Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role. Timothy Hill Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography University of Exeter Geography, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ
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