UIC Alaska

Marine Technician

Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
10% - 25%


Marine Technician(EPA-2023-19595):


Bowhead seeks to network with Marine Technicians for an upcoming effort supporting the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). If awarded, we will support this program by operating and maintaining a research vessel and work boat to obtain sediment and water samples in the Great Lake basin in support of water quality monitoring agreements between the United States and Canada.


The Marine Technician shall assist EPA staff and visiting scientists in the following scientific support areas:

  •  Providing input and logistical support for survey planning (route planning, equipment purchasing, sampling gear design and fabrication).
  •  Operating scientific equipment in accordance with the SOPs and monitoring the data feeds from these devices to the sensor application’s workstations used for data acquisitions.
  •  Utilizing databases and spreadsheet applications for data input, storage, retrieval, and backup.
  •  Scheduling and performing maintenance and calibration, as needed, of all scientific instruments/sampling equipment in accordance with the manufactures’ specifications and recommendations; inspecting all scientific instruments/equipment to ensure they function properly prior to the surveys.
  •  Cleaning of equipment at the completion of each sampling survey and also when traversing from one lake to another, to prevent transport of invasive species or waterborne pathogens.


Marine Technicians shall be proficient in:

  • biological sampling methods, including vertically towed zooplankton nets, benthic grabs, and use of towed equipment for collecting biological samples (e.g. Tucker Trawl, Neuston nets, benthic sled, etc.);
  • deployment, troubleshooting, calibration and maintenance of scientific equipment specified in this Addendum;
  • the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit data in the context of their shipboard and scientific duties. This shall especially include backing up data stored on the Rosette workstation, Fluoroprobe instrument, benthic video SD cards, and/or other equipment that collects and stores data, after each deployment, to a designated central server. The Marine Technicians shall enter applicable data into the Great Lakes Environmental Database (GLENDA) application and/or other onboard database systems and applications including web-based applications.

They may be required to perform additional duties as the shipboard IT support specialist. This Marine Technician shall perform up to 25% of their scheduled time providing IT support for the crew and scientists while on board the ship. When requested, this Marine Technician shall assist the EPA IT staff in with troubleshooting issues while the ship underway or in port during FOS related to 1) the ship’s network hardware and applications 2) connectivity of the EPA- contracted satellite service, 3 malfunctions in the ship’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system.


  • Minimum education requirement for two of the Marine Technicians is a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Natural Resources or a related field with 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum education requirement for the Marine Technician performing additional duties as the shipboard IT support specialist is an Associate or a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, or a degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Natural Resources or a related field with 2 years of relevant experience in IT networking technology or hardware/software engineering experience.
  • Prior Military experience is a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team



 Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically



CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check.  Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required.  Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations. 





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