Will support the NOAA/ARLFRD office in the calibration, maintenance, and operation of meteorological equipment such as wind and temperature sensors, sodars, radar profilers, radios, and data acquisition instrumentation. Work activities shall be performed both at the NOAA office building and at outdoor sites where the equipment is deployed.
These sites include the Idaho National Laboratory and surrounding communities. Duties include performing semi-annual calibration, maintenance, and repair of all meteorological instruments and other equipment in a meteorological observation network that includes 34 towers. The individual will also be responsible for maintaining equipment service documentation and installing additional instrumentation as required. In addition, the NOAA office conducts meteorological research activities that may occasionally require the technician to travel to more distant research sites to install or service equipment
1+ years of experience. Must be familiar with standard tools and procedures used in the calibration and maintenance of electronics equipment. Specialized experience with meteorological instruments, radio communications, or data acquisition equipment is a plus. The position requires working outside and climbing meteorological towers to service equipment.
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.
AA degree, apprenticeship at a vocational school, or completed a certificate program such as Electronics Technicians Association Certification or International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians Certification, or equivalent.