Employment With EAO/JCMT

EAO/JCMT Employment Opportunities


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the East Asian Observatory (EAO), located in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES: The EAO’s Engineering, Technology, Information systems and Software Division (ETIS) is made up of six (6) groups: Engineering Group (EG); Scientific Computing Group (SCG); Instrument and Telescope Software Group (ITS); Mechanical Services Group (MSG); Electronic Technology Group (ETG); and the Computer Systems Group (CSG). These six (6) groups are responsible for nearly all of the specification, design, implementation, testing, support, and documentation of the technology used by the EAO/JCMT (James Clerk Maxwell Telescope). This technology is for the general and continued usage by a diverse set of users and often for use at both EAO supported telescopes.

The EAO/JCMT Electronics Engineer works in the Engineering Group. This group ensures that the telescopes and associated instruments are at a high level of operational readiness at all times. They apply technical knowledge in support of the testing, modification, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of EAO mechanical, electronic and electrical systems.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Electronic Engineering or a closely related discipline.

EXPERIENCE: At least three (3) years of postgraduate experience working with electronic systems in a research and development environment.

ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: A sound understanding of motion and process controls, analog and digital design and interfacing with micro-computers. A solid understanding of electrical and analog/digital electronic concepts. Broad range of knowledge in electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Working knowledge of electronic test equipment and CAD systems.
Able to test, troubleshoot, and repair a wide range of electronic circuits to component level. Strong mechanical aptitude for work with electro-mechanical, cryogenic, and high vacuum systems. Willingness to learn, or ability to use, scripting languages, under Linux, to perform engineering analysis of complex data sets. Ability for clear and concise verbal and written communication to interact effectively with engineering, technical, scientific, and administrative staff. Strong problem solving and excellent teamwork skills. Good Personal Computer (PC) skills including Office software, and CAD systems. Demonstrable ability to learn and acquire understanding of a wide range of new systems.

Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission (or be able to drive these vehicles following appropriate training).

Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment).

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be capable of safe manual handling of loads up to seventy (70) pounds assisted.

Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination and maintain proof of high-altitude clearance throughout the duration of employment.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: The following experience and knowledge would be helpful for the position but is not required. Experience with operations and maintenance of a large telescope, or similar environment. Direct experience with cryogenic, and/or high vacuum systems. Experience using a CAD system to design and then construct a printed circuit board. Experience producing documentation for user manuals or maintenance procedures. Broad range of experience, or interest in, any of the following areas: phase lock and/or servo loop systems; microwave and radio frequency electronics; infrared arrays and/or charge-coupled devices (CCDs); power distribution systems; MATLAB/Simulink; programmable logic controllers (PLC); heating, ventilating and air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.

INQUIRIES: Craig Walther (808)961-3756 (Hawai‘i) or email careers@eaobservatory.org.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” 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. Hawai‘i 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 rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: March 24, 2017

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

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