Career Opportunities - JRID47681

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 28, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 31, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution/Company Name: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Institution Classification/Type: 
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Jeannette Mundon
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Job Announcement Text: 

The observatory has the following positions open:

The Software Engineer is responsible for a variety of duties related to developing, deploying and optimizing software for control solutions used at the observatory and integration of partner developed science instruments.
Minimum requirements include:
• Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or other relevant engineering or science field.
• Five (5) years’ experience in development and maintenance of distributed control systems for engineering or scientific applications.
• Hands-on experience with real-time operating systems.
• Experience implementing complex automation controls (such as device control, motion control and sequence control) in a scientific or industrial setting.

The Control Systems Lead Engineer will join the high-performance multi-disciplinary engineering team responsible for the operation of our world-class telescopes.
Desired competencies include: Experience with hands-on troubleshooting, maintenance and optimization of electronic control systems; proven technical leadership, communication and teamwork skills; and good organizational skills.  Ideal candidate has a systems-level understanding of observatory functions; is able to identify long-term performance, reliability and efficiency improvements; and can effectively implement those improvements.
Minimum qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; and
• Five (5) years’ related experience.

Two positions available: (1) regular full-time Electronics Engineer and one (1) two-year temporary full-time Electronics Engineer.
This position provides electronics engineering support for the development of new observatory capabilities and upgrades to the existing observatory operational systems. In the near term, two to three year window, work will focus on completing the upgrade to the telescope control system.
Minimum qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
• A minimum of five (5) years of applicable work experience, preferably in a team environment.

This position is responsible for conventional and CNC machining of mechanical parts; interpreting complex mechanical fabrication drawings; and performing mechanical fabrication, assembly, adjustment and troubleshooting of precision mechanisms. In addition, this position participates in maintenance of the summit infrastructure, including repairs of mechanical systems and preventative maintenance.  As a team member, this position collaborates and supports planned summit operations across disciplines.
Minimum requirements include:
• Knowledge of materials, their properties, and suitability in different mechanical applications;
• Five (5) years’ of experience in an industrial environment with proven capability for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mechanical systems; and
• Eight (8) years’ of experience as an industrial machinist building high precision parts.

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Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.