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Carlsbad, NM


Full Time

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Engineering Technician

Carlsbad, NM - M-Mining

RESPEC has an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level engineering technician in the Mining & Energy business unit located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. We are seeking an individual who is a self-starter and willing to perform a variety of activities ranging from computer work to heavy physical labor. The engineering technician may occasionally work within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility, which requires meeting all access requirements.

Responsibilities: The primary duties of the engineering technician will require performing various geohydrology field activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Install, operate, and maintain instrumentation (e.g., pressure gauges, water-level meters, rain gauges, and flowmeters/control systems) and data-collection hardware/software.
  • Potentially work underground with drilling and mining operations and collect core samples, install instrumentation, and perform other geotechnical testing activities.
  • Enter data and develop work procedures and safety documents.

Skills: The following skills are preferred for this position:

  • Experience in working with electrical power systems, operating generators, and submersible pumps as well as working around heavy equipment (e.g., drilling and workover rigs).
  • Possess detail-oriented skills and document work and data-collection activities in laboratory-type notebooks and other written records.

Possess basic computer and software program skills (e.g., Excel and Word).

Qualifications:  The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in operating and maintaining electrical controls, instrumentation, and mechanical systems, and working around heavy equipment. Alternatively, a vocational certificate or college degree plus 3 years of experience. 
  • Secondary education (i.e., vocational certificates, licensures, or degrees) will be considered a significant addition to the candidate’s qualifications and may be combined with experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in working in a highly regulated environment.
  • Experience in working with electrical power systems, operating generators, and working around heavy equipment (e.g., drilling and workover rigs).
  • Proven mechanical skills and experience with developing and maintaining pressure systems.
  • A clean driving record and experience towing trailers; a CDL is desirable.

Compensation: Salary depends on experience and expertise. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.