MEF Support Services

Maintenance, Equipment Support & Fabrication at Toolik Field Station provides a wide array of services. Find details on this page!


Did that bracket/stand/tripod, etc. not work exactly as you had hoped?  We can help modify what you have, or help build something new from scratch.  We have trained staff who can help with welding, drilling, cutting, and light machining of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  

Do you need 6 open-top chambers, 4 solar panel stands, and 10 greenhouses?  We can offer assistance with design and planning, training with the required tools, and help along the way to make sure that you can complete your project safely.

 Equipment Repair & Setup

The Maintenance, Equipment Support & Fabrication team can assist with setup, maintenance, and repairs of a variety of lab equipment.  Including, but not limited to, Reverse Osmosis and deionization water systems, vacuum pumps, and drying ovens.

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

While we always recommend that you have your vehicle inspected and serviced in Fairbanks or Anchorage, our qualified staff can provide help with preventative maintenance and emergency repairs (oil changes, tire repair, etc.).

Technical & Winter Season Support

The Maintenance, Equipment Support & Fabrication team can provide technical support both in the field and in camp for troubleshooting, repair, design, or construction. Depending on the nature of the work and time of year, the EDC team might take the lead. Make sure to let us know what you need help with!

Renewable Energy

Our staff can assist with installation, training, and maintenance of small renewable energy systems.  Depending on the power demands and location, wind and solar can be a viable year around option for your project.

Snowmachines available from MEF
Snowmachines are available for the more intrepid researchers.