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SUMMIT TELESCOPE TECHNICIAN I – ID# 13700. Subaru Telescope Project, NAOJ. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), located on Mauna Kea summit in Hilo, Hawaii. The status of the position will be reviewed at least every two years. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,607/Mon. DUTIES: Works as a team member of the summit day crews in the Technical Support Division to carry out technical tasks for the observation system at the summit of Mauna Kea or at the Hilo facility. Operates, verifies and corrects errors for all critical motions of the robotic Top Unit Exchange and Cassegrain Instrument Automatic Exchanger equipment. Inserts variables into the telescope software system and pre-checks telescope to ensure it is operational for the observation function at night. Performs systems inspections of wiring connections, alignment, etc. during top unit exchanges on high platforms while following safety procedures. Provides other support such as assisting telescope, instrument or computer engineers and technicians for system upgrades by conducting preliminary assessment of the troubleshooting, etc. Performs maintenance work at the summit or Hilo office including painting, sealing, general carpentry, cleaning, installation or removal of equipment. Works on special maintenance and facility projects such as snow removal, equipment replacement, and cleaning of large optics. Majority of the work is at the telescope site at Mauna Kea with work in Hilo scheduled as needed. Work schedule is primarily 10 hours a day, four days a week shift. Weekend standby, emergency work, snow removal and planned overtime work can occur. The work schedule may be changed on a daily basis depending on operational needs. This is a progression job requiring new hires to be placed in Level I and through experience, demonstrated competence, and operational needs, may be promoted to Level II, and Level III.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college or graduation from an accredited trade school, or High School Diploma and related training necessary to provide skills to perform duties of this position (one (1) year of experience at large telescope with similar work may substitute for Associate’s Degree). EXPERIENCE: Two to three (2-3) years of experience involving electronics work, instrumentation, computer controls, and telescopes systems/operations. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of personal computer (PC) use and its basic office software for communication and basic logging. Basic knowledge of maintenance and electrical procedures. Skills for hands-on preventive maintenance and equipment repair. Able to use hand and power tools, such as electrical drills, band saws, drill press, etc., safely. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Able use visual skills and depth perception to perform inspection of equipment placement. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within twelve (12) months of hire). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work for up to fourteen (14) hours maximum. Able to lift/carry fifty (50) pounds of equipment. Able to climb ladders and work on high roof top and high platforms with safety harness. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to speak and understand Japanese. Basic computer skills in operating UNIX workstation and PC. Ability to read and follow blueprints and electrical schematics. Possession of electrical and HVAC skills.
INQUIRIES: Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawaii). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. CLOSING DATE: December 16, 2013. EEO/AA Employer.
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Listed by: Subaru Telescope
Summary: The Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea is Japan's premier optical-infrared telescope operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The telescope is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced telescopes with an effective aperture of 8.2 m. Through the open use program astronomers throughout the world have access to Subaru's excellent image quality.