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Archive Date: 
July 31, 2014
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July 31, 2014
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Job Category: 
Science Engineering
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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
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Subaru  Telescope Project, NAOJ.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Hawaii Observatory, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)-Japan and Subaru Telescope, located in Hilo, Hawaii.  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. 

DUTIES:  Monitors the progress of the TMT construction and records the activities.  This includes monitoring cameras, visitor guide, etc.  Attends technical meetings related to the site construction and mechanical design interfaces between the TMT Telescope Structure (STR) and the enclosure/summit facility.  As a member of the Subaru Telescope engineering team, analyzes and evaluates  the mechanical design of the telescope/enclosure system.  Participates with observation and analysis of engineering data, and troubleshooting of telescope/enclosure system problems.  Assists with mechanical designs and interfaces of new instruments, and maintains the related documents. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in mechanical or structural engineering.  EXPERIENCE:  Three to five (3-5) years of experience in technical field of mechanical engineering. At least three years of experience in scientific and engineering research projects, and data reduction in general.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Working knowledge of mechanical engineering. Working knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) programs, as well as personal computers (PCs) and its off-the-shelf software. Proficient knowledge of industrial or scientific instrumentation, their interfaces, and their control systems, both hardware and software.  Must possess skills for hands-on maintenance and repair of equipment according to instruction manuals. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle.  Good written and oral communication and documentation skills in English.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, incumbent will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and as applicable subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working at high-altitude telescope sites.  Working knowledge of astronomical telescopes and instrumentation. Bilingual in Japanese. Experience with programming in C or Python. 

INQUIRIES:  Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawaii). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. 

CLOSING DATE:  July 20, 2014. 

EEO/AA Employer

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