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NRRI is Currently Hiring Summer Field Technicians

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IMPORTANT: UMD Students apply for the Summer Student Field Technician - Aquatic Ecology position at Job ID 323071. All other applicants apply for the Summer Field Technician - Aquatic Ecology position at Job ID 323074

Field Technicians Aquatic Ecology


  • Ability to communicate and work closely with team members in both a laboratory and outdoor setting (required)
  • Physical ability to work long hours outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, covering long distances over uneven terrain carrying gear (required)
  • Experience sampling and identifying fish, invertebrates, and aquatic macrophytes (desired)
  • Boating and trailering experience with water safety knowledge (desired)
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (required; absolutely no moving violations; any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a motor vehicle background check)
  • Computer skills performing data entry and spreadsheet management skills (desired)
  • GPS and orienteering experience, including forest hiking and stream walking (desired)
  • Mechanical aptitude: e.g. changing vehicle and trailer tires, troubleshooting boat motors, performing routine maintenance of vehicles, trailers, boats, and motors (desired).

NRRI is Currently Hiring a Job Site Safety Coordinator for its Coleraine Labs

External Applicants:  http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/  Search by Job ID 322765.

Job Close Date: 04/08/18

Safety- primary duties (i.e. 85%)

• Facilitates communication with staff and conducts monthly safety meetings.
• Anticipates safety program needs and provides leadership for program implementation
• Helps ensure compliance with regulatory agency policies EPA, MPCA, OSHA, MSHA and coordinates with OEHS for reporting.
• Implements safety procedures and protocols.
• Writes monthly safety progress report and prepares leading and lagging indicator safety statistics.
• Assists with safety budget.
• Participates in updates in equipment or conversion to new methods, systems, etc. to ensure implementation of proper safety procedures; recommends technical changes as needed or assists in finding solution for technical or operational problems.
• Assists with safe project execution and in completing post-project safety evaluation.
• Facilitates a safe working environment that promotes the welfare of students, staff and clients.
• Acts as department liaison to DEHS and works with DEHS to develop required written safety policies and procedures.
• Monitors staff safety training and maintain personnel safety training records to comply with University standards.
• Manages on site hazardous waste and coordinates disposal ensuring compliance with University statutes for hazardous waste management.