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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The staff and facilities on TNC’s Palmyra Preserve supports scientific research by TNC, the USFWS, and world-renowned research institutions. Staff are hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to operate the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Laboratory support facilities. Board and lodging are provided while on-island.
The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment, proof of a physical examination showing good health and a current tetanus vaccination.
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in The Nature Conservancy’s mission, then please go to www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume to Job #49282. Please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed. The application deadline is open till December 31, 2021 at Midnight EDT.
The Maintenance Technician is responsible for upkeep, maintenance and repairs of all facilities and supports laboratory operations. These facilities include buildings, roads, a runway; water treatment facilities, a wastewater treatment wetland, and a 75kw photovoltaic grid with battery and generator backup. The position is also responsible for preventative vehicle maintenance including rust abatement and painting and miscellaneous troubleshooting on all vehicles and heavy equipment such as tractors and backhoe. Will monitor and maintain renewable energy hybrid microgrid consisting of solar P.V., battery storage, back diesel generator and wind turbine generator. Responsible for tracking and maintaining inventory of necessary parts and materials for maintenance operations using Excel software. Responsible for daily cleaning and maintenance of selected facilities and any other duties as assigned.