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Electronics Engineer                                                                                                               Posting Date:  3/20/23

Job Description:
hydroGEOPHYSICS (HGI) is a geophysical services company that provides state-of-the-art solutions to our customer’s needs. HGI works within the mining, nuclear, engineering, and environmental industries. We are seeking a highly skilled Electronics Engineer with at least 5 years of experience to join our team in Tucson, Arizona. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, testing, and implementing electronic systems and components. They will also be required to troubleshoot and solve any problems that may arise during the testing or implementation phase.


  • Create new geophysical instruments
  • Design and develop electronic systems, circuits, and support components
  • Maintain and support the operations of our legacy data acquisition systems
  • Conduct laboratory and field tests of prototype and field grade products
  • Analyze laboratory and field data to ensure that the systems and components meet specifications
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and solve problems
  • Troubleshoot and solve any issues that arise during the testing or implementation or maintenance phase
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards


  • Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or related field
  • A degree in Geophysics is a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in electronics engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic systems architectures, design, and testing
  • Ability to synthesize electronic systems and solutions from concepts presented by non-electrical engineers
  • Low noise analog signal conditioning circuit engineering, and modeling, including active and passive filter design
  • Knowledge of embedded computer and data acquisition systems
  • Knowledge of and use of Analog to Digital Converters
  • Knowledge of digital logic and communications protocols (SPI, IIC, UART, etc.), modeling, and testing
  • Power supply design and implementation for analog and digital circuits
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with low noise mixed signal Printed Circuit Board design, layout, and manufacturing processes
  • Proficient in software tools such as Pspice, Matlab, and LabVIEW
  • Familiar with schematic capture
  • Knowledge of and experience with OrCAD, and Comsol Multiphysics is helpful
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

If you are a highly motivated Electronics Engineer with a passion for designing and testing electronic systems, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter to be considered for this exciting opportunity.  For more information or to apply, contact Brian Cubbageat at: [email protected].

Geoscientist I                                                                                                               Posting Date:  3/9/23

hydroGEOPHYSICS (HGI) is a geophysical services company that provides state-of-the-art solutions to our customer’s needs. HGI works within the mining, nuclear, engineering, and environmental industries. We are currently looking to expand our Tucson, Arizona office by hiring a full-time Staff Geophysicist, Geoscientist, Hydrologist, or Engineer. This is an entry-level or minimal experience position that assists scientists and engineers with data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Beyond fieldwork, the candidate will help process, model, and visualize earth science and geophysical data, as well as integrating GPS and/or surveying data, on a daily or project basis.  For more information or to apply, contact Brian Cubbageat at: [email protected].

Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Will work outdoors with uneven terrain while carrying heavy equipment (50+ lbs.).
  • Work independently and with the team.
  • Problem solve, at times make temporary in-field repairs, and adapt to changing conditions.
  • Loading and unloading of equipment for field projects.
  • Vehicle and equipment transport to and from field projects.
  • Set up, tear down and maintenance of field monitoring equipment.
  • Other field support as directed by project lead.
  • Field projects range from two days to two months and requires extensive travel regionally, nationally and globally. This will include remote locations with limited communications and facilities, extreme environmental conditions (health, cold, altitudes, etc.), and possible industrial hazards.
  • Organization and maintenance of field equipment in accordance with company procedure.
  • General office support as required when not in the field.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geophysics, Geosciences, Geology, or Earth Science related Engineering discipline with 2-4 years of applied experience, inclusive of geophysical field work utilizing data acquisition equipment, OR a Master's degree in Geophysics, Geosciences, Geology, or Earth Science related Engineering, Hydrology, or Environmental discipline with little to no experience.
  • Degree must include advanced math and physics. A transcript will be required.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as being organized and detail-oriented.
  • Schedule flexibility, priorities can change quickly as we are a service based company and have to react quickly to client demands.
  • Enjoy travel (nationally and internationally), remote destinations, and working outdoors with complex scientific equipment. The position requires up to 70+% travel. Field projects can range from two days to two months and require extensive travel regionally, nationally and globally.
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • A current passport or ability to secure a passport within 90 days of hire date.
  • This employment opportunity involves government contracts. Per those contract requirements, applicants must provide proof of US citizenship.
  • Organized and enjoy working independently or with a team.
  • Ability to problem solve and be able to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Inclined to working with electronics and building new tools to streamline projects.
  • Proficient with internet research, email, MS Office, Word and Excel (formula use, tables, lookups, etc.).
  • Strong writing capability including efficient sentence / paragraph construction and ability to self-edit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with geophysical fieldwork and data collection, environmental sampling/logging, laboratory or scientific instrumentation is encouraged.
  • If experienced, proficiency in electrical, seismic, and electromagnetic methods is a plus.
  • Professional Geophysicist (PGP) and/or Professional Geologist (PG)/Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG), or a willingness to apply/study for a PGP license.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills.
  • Experience driving a vehicle/trailer combination.
  • MSHA/OSHA/Hazwoper training.

Key Success Attributes:

  • Results Driven
  • Team Player
  • Positive attitude that contributes to a positive work environment
  • Maintain a quick and steady pace throughout your work shift
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to perform well with varying degrees of supervision
  • Curious and interested in learning new concepts

Core Competencies:

  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Communication
  • Creative Thinking
  • Growth Mindset
  • Research, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Flexibility


  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K Plan
  • Company cell phone or cell phone stipend
  • Company laptop

Physical Requirements:
Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking and climbing.
Will talk and hear to communicate. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, pull: objects, materials, controls and tools repetitively. Will be required to lift, carry and move up to 50lbs over uneven terrain. With another person required to lift and move equipment greater than 50lbs but usually less than 150 pounds

Working Conditions while Performing Essential Functions: This position is performed in an office and field setting. The atmosphere is fast paced and deadline oriented with focus on safety and quality.

HGI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal and state law. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information or to apply, contact Brian Cubbageat at: [email protected].

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