ELECTRONICS ENGINEER - JRID41656

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 29, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 1, 2012
Job Details
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution/Company Name: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Jeannette B. Mundon
Title: 
Human Resources Assistant
Organization: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Street Address Line 1: 
65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy
City: 
Kamuela
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal Code: 
96743
Country: 
USA
Telephone: 
808-885-7887
Email: 
employment@keck.hawaii.edu
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
employment@keck.hawii.edu
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

ELECTRONICS ENGINEER

The W.M. Keck Observatory seeks an Electronics Engineer to join a multi-disciplinary engineering team that operates, maintains, and improves high-technology systems at the observatory including telescope controls, primary mirror controls, adaptive optics and more. This is a challenging fast-paced technical environment where teamwork, and interpersonal communication are essential skills.

The observatory operates two of the largest and most scientifically productive optical/infrared telescopes in the world. The twin 10-meter telescopes are located amidst several other world class observatories on the summit of Mauna Kea, at 13,796 feet above sea level on the Big Island of Hawaii, one of the premier sites for astronomy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a skilled and deeply committed team of technical professionals who enable exciting and important astronomical discoveries.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with emphasis in electronics and control systems and five years of work experience designing, building, analyzing, testing and troubleshooting of electronics and electromechanical systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of analog and digital electronics, real-time PID motion control systems, computer interfaces, noise, shielding and grounding principles, and be well organized and have good documentation skills. Desirable skills include project planning and management, configuration management, and knowledge of electronics and electrical engineering standards. Because of the observatory’s location, a significant amount of time will be spent working at high altitude.

This position requires you to submit your resume on-line at: http://keckobservatory.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-262125.html with your cover letter that states why you are uniquely qualified for the position.

Additional information about WMKO and this position may be found on our website at www.keckobservatory.org EEO/M/F/D/V

Included Benefits: 

WMKO offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.