Maintenance Engineer

Vienna, Austria
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Maintenance Engineer

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Grade: P-3

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head, Maintenance Unit, Monitoring Facilities Support Section, to:

  • Implement maintenance activities for facilities of the International Monitoring System (IMS), including corrective and preventative maintenance, overhauls, replacements, and coordination with equipment providers, station operators, and other contractors.
  • Undertake certified IMS station troubleshooting including on-site visits to inspect, maintain or repair installations as needed, and prepare related reports; Form part of designated teams for major repairs, upgrades and revalidations of IMS stations as required.
  • In cooperation with staff of the Logistics Support track equipment downtime, problem history and provide support to sustain IMS stations; participate in the evaluation of station performance, including review, preliminary evaluation, classification of reports and upkeep of station records;
  • Support the development and implementation of procedures for the reliable operation, maintenance and overall sustainment of IMS facilities, including the development and review of station specific technical documentation;
  • Provide input into the establishment of contractual arrangements and agreements with designated institutions in host countries and other institutions for services required to sustain IMS facilities;
  • Interact with government officials in countries that host IMS facilities on all matters relating to the maintenance and support of IMS stations;
  • Prepare information and present material for the IMS technical training and workshops;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • University degree in engineering (preferably electrical engineering), system engineering, geophysics, nuclear science/engineering or a related field; A first-level degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance degree;
  • At least five years relevant working experience in seismic, acoustic or radionuclide data acquisition systems and knowledge of computer hardware and networking principles, communications technology and critical power systems; experience in the maintenance of electronic equipment which may be in harsh/remote environments; work experience within national or international monitoring networks is desirable; experience in the development of technical documentation desirable;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.
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