The MANILA OBSERVATORY is a Jesuit scientific research institution with research work in the fields of atmospheric
and earth science in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. It advocates a science-based approach to sustainable
development and poverty reduction through its principal focus on the areas of climate change and disaster science.

Project Title: High-Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines
Unit: Data and Sensor Development (DSD) Laboratory
Employment: Full-Time
Duration: The successful candidate will initially be contracted for six months (subject to annual renewal)


The High-Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines (ECW) project aims to respond to the global climate emergency by providing weather and climate information for clean energy development, and helping communities strengthen their resilience to climate and disaster risks.


  • Report to the Head of the DSD Laboratory and to the Lead Operation and Maintenance Technician (LOMT);
  • Assist the LOMT in site visits and troubleshooting weather instruments
  • Download data stored in data loggers retrieved from site visits
  • Replace consumable parts (i.e. batteries) of the Automated Weather Stations (AWS) on a regular basis
  • Assist in diagnosing the working condition and status of data transmission of instruments both remotely and on site
  • Monitor prescribed parameters in the database for weather station diagnostics
  • Maintain an updated inventory of all project related instruments
  • Assist in addressing issues raised by instruments hosts
  • Identify possible source of failures for the AWS and implement solutions to increase system reliability
  • Prepare detailed AWS maintenance reports
  • Fabricate necessary parts for repairs and for prototype development
  • Assist in the conduct of training on automated weather station basic maintenance for partners in accordance with their technical capabilities


  • Graduate of any engineering or computer related course
  • At least one (1) year of work experience in operations and maintenance of data acquisition devices is an advantage, but fresh graduates are welcome to apply
  • Knowledgeable in electronics repairs
  • Able to use machine tools for fabrication of equipment and devices
  • Works well with a team with good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills


All interested applicants must submit the following:

a) An Application Letter addressed to Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, Executive Director of the Manila Observatory.

b) Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers).

c) Transcript of Records.

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to hr@observatory.ph, with “Applicant- Operation and Maintenance Technician” as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is on 15 May 2023.