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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Research Engineering Associate I in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Research Engineering Associate I


Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi



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Corpus Christi, Texas

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The Research Engineering Associate I will work as part of an integrated field operations crew under the direct supervision of the Field Operations Supervisor. The candidate selected will learn all aspects of the environmental, meteorological, and oceanographic data collection including the installation, maintenance, and repair of data collection systems installed in remote locations along the Northern Gulf Coast.



  • Travel extensively, often outside of normal business hours, by vehicle and/or vessel to include extended overnight travel.

  • Operate University vehicles, vessels, and equipment in support of field operation activities and requirements.

  • Assist with installation, maintenance, operation of environmental data collection stations and repair using various hand and power tools.

  • Learn the functionality of various meteorological, environmental, and oceanographic data measurement systems and sensors used.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Electronic Data Collection Systems:

  • Set up and testing of various types of data collection systems, sensors, and components.

  • Learn and utilize proprietary software packages during the setup, testing, and interrogation of various data collection systems and sensors.

  • Learn how to troubleshoot and identify issues and corrective actions to increase, improve, and/or restore sensor/system operations.

  • Navigate various web pages/portals for the purposes of analyzing data collected from various systems/sensors.

GPS System:

  • Perform Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) surveys and process through the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Online Positioning User Service (OPUS).


  • Complete required documentation related to system, sensor, setup, and deployment.

  • Complete required documentation related to site visits and field activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related STEM field .

  • Experience in basic civil trades.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to:

  • Obtain Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC)–within three (3) months.

  • Complete American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification – within six (6) months.

  • Complete US Coast Guard About Boating Safely Course.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience working in a marine environment.

  • One (1) year experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to include the setup of GPS data collection systems.

  • One (1) year experience with environmental data collection systems and sensors.

  • Vessel operator with Safe Boaters Course certification.

  • Open water dive certified.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (361) 825-2630.

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