SCA Field Engineer Technician III

Wyle Laboratories, Inc. Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 5 months ago

SCA Field Engineer Technician III


About the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (ASL):

We install, operate, and maintain the US Geological Survey (USGS) component of the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), the backbone of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), the Central Eastern United States Network (CEUSN), as well as a number of regional seismic networks. Along with operating these networks, the ASL ensures the quality and integrity of the data.

GSN and ANSS data is used for real-time seismic monitoring by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), for tsunami warnings by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Warning Centers, for nuclear test monitoring by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the US Air Force, and for scientific research. Our scientific research on earthquake processes, Earth structure and other geophysical problems is used by a broad community of international users.

Job description:

KBRwyle Technology Solutions under contract to USGS at the ASL, is seeking a field technician to provide installation, maintenance, operations, and technical support for global seismological systems. Day to day duties are performed at the ASL with frequent deployment to US and remote global locations.

Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates.


Job requirements:

  • Structured classroom training in theory and operation of digital electronic components, data acquisition systems, and seismic data systems, or equivalent electronics, from an accredited training school.

  • 2 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of digital seismic data acquisition systems which include seismometers, amplifiers, analog to digital converters, computers, seismic recorders, timing systems, and electronic test equipment. Equivalent electronic systems experience may be substituted for direct seismic systems experience.

  • Ability to travel and perform work in the US and at remote foreign locations.

  • Ability to follow security, safety, and environmental requirements associated with foreign travel.

  • Ability to work with people with diverse technological, language and cultural backgrounds.

  • AS in electronics or associated degree plus 2 years of related experience; or in lieu of a degree, 4 years of related experience.

  • US Citizenship.


  • Experience analyzing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing repairs to seismological systems, including data acquisition and data processing systems, analog borehole and surface seismometers, and radio telemetry systems.

  • Experience evaluating new technologies to solve unique system problems or shortcomings, including telemetry systems, remote control systems, and hardware/software design changes.

  • An understanding and working knowledge of transducers including microbarographs, anemometers, magnetometers, GPS receivers, thermocouples and other ancillary state-of-health instrumentation.

  • Ability to review seismic waveforms.

  • Familiarity with computer aided design tools used to develop or record system configuration drawings.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Engineering, Technology, & Science

Primary Location: US-US-NM-Albuquerque

Req ID: 1079091

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