Network Calibrations Specialist - Job ID 63609
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This position exists to perform the calibration of ambient air quality analyzers deployed to the Statewide Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network. Periodic calibrations are required by federal regulation for ambient air quality surveillance to ensure the analyzers are meeting performance specifications and generating valid data to demonstrate compliance with Minnesota and National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The Specialist performs calibrations, prepares reports from the results, recommends correction actions, develops preventative maintenance strategies with network operations staff and conducts basic and advanced diagnostics and repairs. The Specialist will also assist in preparing the Annual Monitoring Network Plan and periodic Network Assessments.
This position requires 30% in-state travel and is eligible for teleworking up to 2 days per week.
A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, or environmental science or closely related field of study with two (2) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations
Three (3) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations
And the ability to:
Review data and recognize abnormal patterns (diurnal and seasonal) and concentration ranges and the ability develop corrective measures to correct instrument issues and repair monitors.
Independently complete assignments in a timely manner.
Understanding of the environmental regulatory processes and procedures.
Engage and communicate with diverse stakeholders and team member.
Thorough understanding of state and federal air monitoring regulations and the guiding principles and policies of air quality surveillance.
Ability to troubleshoot instrument problems to develop and direct corrective measures based upon the analysis of data and other electronic information generated by system components or diagnostic tools.
Ability to review data and recognize abnormal patterns (diurnal and seasonal) and concentration ranges and develop corrective measures and to defend data quality and monitoring program elements.
Good writing skills to prepare written reports, technical memos, and standard operating procedures manuals as required by regulation.
Good project planning and management skills to develop calibration schedules, timetables, set priorities, and evaluate results
Site operation involves lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and up to 60 pounds on an occasional basis in a field environment. While in the field the incumbent must be able to access stairs and or use ladders to access rooftops and or platforms, work outside year-round with exposure to a variety of weather conditions and travel by car to monitoring sites on anear daily basis. When required this position may assist in the construction or maintenance of new sites that require unskilled manual labor.
Driver's License Requirement
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check.