POOL - Temporary Field Technician Specialist - 9642BR

POOL - Temporary Field Technician Specialist

Department: 
Kansas Geological Survey
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Exploration Services develops and uses several techniques to provide information about the subsurface, working to come up with less expensive, less invasive methods of providing images of the underground. This includes innovative methods of high resolution shallow seismic reflection. The section also provides drilling in support of water, petroleum, and basic subsurface research. An active program in the maintenance and rehabilitation of wells drilled by the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) is also part of this section. This section also runs a program designed to monitor changes and identify regional trends in the High Plains, Dakota, and alluvial aquifers. The Well Water Project annually measures about 1,380 wells in 47 central and western Kansas counties.

In addition, as part of their work, this section has developed WinSeis and SurfSeis software for processing data generated by seismic reflection and for monitoring wells in Kansas. For more information about the KGS see: http://www.kgs.ku.edu

Job Description

Intermittent temporary field and shop work to assist drill and seismic crews on exploration drilling and seismic projects, travel is required:

50% - Assist drill and seismic crew on exploration-drilling and seismic projects being conducted throughout Kansas and possibly outside Kansas. Assist with maintenance of equipment and operation of vehicles. Load and unload cement, drill mud, drill stem, well casing, etc. Assist with set up and drilling of test wells, handle well casing, etc. Assist with set up and drilling of test wells, handle well casing and drill stem, and clean-up of drilling equipment, restoration of drill site at completion of project.

40% - Collect core samples as directed by geologist in charge of research project. Assist in preparing and processing lithologic samples for use and storage, and may include assisting with pumping test and preparation of maps, tables, charts, records, etc. Assist seismic field crew planting geophones and laying seismic cable.

10% - Assist in maintenance and upkeep of storage facilities and other duties as directed by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

1) Previous experience with or around drilling or farm equipment, construction, or farm experience.

Position Requirements:
  1. Kansas Class "C" driver's license at onset of employment.
  2. Physical ability to repetitively lift heavy items such as cement sacks, etc., and to work outdoors in typical Kansas summer weather.
  3. Capability to be away from Lawrence for one or more weeks.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in fieldwork such as drilling, surveying, or farmhand.
  2. Experience with heavy vehicle maintenance and operation.
  3. Experience driving heavy trucks (>25,000 lbs) and vehicles pulling trailers.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Special Application Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a resume. Cover letter is welcome but not required. Provide names, company, telephone numbers, and email addresses for work references.

Employment Classification: Unclassified Professional Staff. This is a temporary position and therefore it cannot exceed 999 hours in a calendar year. Temporary positions do not include benefits.

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis and positions filled as needed.

Contact Information to Applicants

Annette Delaney, 785/864-2152, hr@kgs.ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

14-Aug-2017

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
9642BR
Department:
Kansas Geological Survey
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
14-Aug-2017
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