Instrument Engineer

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Street Line 1: 
65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy
City: 
Kamuela
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal: 
96743
Country: 
United States of America
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Instrument Engineer

| Development & Integration | Improvements & Maintenance | Operations | Documentation |Leadership | Planning |

The W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO) operates two 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes and an associated suite of advanced instrumentation. These telescopes have been extremely productive scientifically and have allowed the WMKO science community to play a leading role in understanding the universe from our solar system, to exoplanets, black holes, the earliest galaxies, and dark matter and energy.

The Instrument Engineer provides engineering expertise for the facility-class astronomical instruments. This position collaborates with peers to provide broader support to instrumentation and telescope related equipment. The Instrument Engineer spends significant amount of time at the summit of Maunakea facility where the instruments are located. This position works in close collaboration with technicians, engineers, and astronomers.

Facility-class astronomical instrumentation is defined as high performance, reliable, maintainable, scalable scientific imaging sensors systems at various wavelengths operating at the observatory. Instruments tend to be multidisciplinary in terms of working with optics, opto-mechanics, control electronics, and software.

WMKO will provide mentoring and training to the selected candidate. Required Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering; or equivalent experience in the instrumentation field.
  • Five (5) years’ of meaningful work experience in technologies used in astronomical instrumentation.
  • “Hands-on” expertise and general safe-handling practices with scientific instrumentation and equipment.

Application

Apply to join a skilled and deeply committed team of professionals who enable exciting and important astronomical

discoveries. Submit a cover letter and resume telling us how your background and passion relate to the position. Go to https://keckobservatory.applicantpro.com/jobs

About Us

The WMKO operates the largest, most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. The two, 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes near the summit of Maunakea on the Island of Hawaii feature a suite of advanced instruments and world-leading laser guide star adaptive optics systems.

Read about us, our science and our mission, go to www.keckobservatory.org.

All qualified applicants, including women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. WMKO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Included Benefits: 

Benefits

Keck Observatory offers a robust rewards package which includes a competitive salary; a broad benefits bundle including a 403(b) plan; a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade); professional development, and an unmatched focus on excellence.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Institution/Company: 
W. M. Keck Observatory
Street Line 1: 
65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy
City: 
Kamuela
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal Code: 
96743
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
808-885-7887
FAX: 
808-885-4464
Email: 
employment@keck.hawaii.edu
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