Sunday, April 24, 2011

Can you spell "anemometrist:" Wind workers needed to help do the (sustainability) deed

Unity College is currently hiring its summer wind assessment research crew. We're looking for applications from practical, hard-working people who would like to develop some skills that might be useful in the emerging energy economy. Training will be provided.

Unfortunately, although the money we're using is federal money (DOE and USDA) funneled through the Efficiency Maine Trust, there's not a great deal of it.

So these are not permanent jobs, and they're not 40-hour a week jobs. At least, they're not 40-hour a week, every week jobs. Some weeks there will be forty hours. Some weeks will be much less or none. The average will be about twenty hours a week all summer.

The reason is the relatively small amount of money this is, and the kind of work anemometry is.

The crew will be run on what the college terms "part-time,casual" labor. That means that we have two or three anemometer towers to raise, and five to service, and to do this, given Maine's sometimes interesting summer weather, we'll work odd shifts like "week-on, week off" and/or odd days like "Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday" so as to work around the weather and the schedules of the farmers whose land will host the anemometer towers.

This also means that if you have another job, or a summer activity like farming or gardening, we may be able to work around your schedule a little bit too.

So if you're out-of-work and interesting in trying out a new career area, you should apply. We'd love to see a resume and completed application at the site below.

We also would like to consider any current or past students who have helped with anemometer towers in that past, or who would like to learn.

Summer Wind Assessment Technicians
(4-7 temporary positions available)

Unity College is hiring several summer Wind Assessment Technician positions. The positions are funded through a research grant through Efficiency Maine Trust.

RESPONSIBLITIES: Under general supervision, will work closely with the Lead Technician, providing manual and technical labor in a safe manner, in support of the wind power research program. Will organize and load equipment, travel to remote sites, and assemble several different kinds of science equipment. Will handle tools and equipment, record data, and drive pick-up trucks and other light delivery vehicles.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Must be able to lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds with the use of designated moving equipment and/or other assistance.

WORK SCHEDULE: Travel required within the local area and on campus. Temporary, summer, positions from May 23, 2011 through August 26, 2011. Will work primarily weekdays, an average of 16 -20 hours/week, with some weeks necessitating more or less hours, weather and schedule permitting.

Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the college’s needs.

PAY/HOURS: Hourly pay.

TO APPLY: (Note: Application review will begin immediately until filled).

Please click here to apply for this position and follow the application instructions for uploading an Employment Application.

If you already have a Unity College Employment Account through Interview Exchange, click here to add documents or update your account.

Internal applicants should fill out a transfer request form which can be obtained by visiting the Office of Human Resources.

POSTED: April 18, 2011

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