Chief Telescope Technologist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, September 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Apache Point Observatory
Street Line 1: 
2001 APACHE POINT RD
City: 
SUNSPOT
State/Province: 
New Mexico
Zip/Postal: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

As the Sloan Digital Sky Survey moves into phase 5 with a new robotic fiber positioner and the Large Volume Mapper new telescope array and spectrographs, we are looking for a new Chief Telescope Technologist to manage the engineering, maintenance and operations of SDSS telescope facilities.  Person will; Oversee and participate in the design, fabrication, assembly and commission of new hardware, Develop and maintain operational procedures and maintenance schedules, Plan and coordinate maintenance work, Supervise, direct, and evaluate work of approximately seven staff.

Person should be able to understand design, fabrication and testing of various electro-, opto- mechanical systems for complex telescope systems, including interfaces and scientific instruments. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance to systems as necessary, and ensure safety and integrity. Monitor trends and correct anomalies. Perform troubleshooting and problem analysis. Specify procedures, schedule, and maintain spare lists for maintenance and repair of telescope systems. Report activities and progress related to telescope systems engineering to Site Operations Manager. Specify, procure, maintain specialized mechanical, electronics, and optical test and maintenance equipment. Develop an annual plan and budget for telescope systems engineering activities and projects and manage annual shutdown activities which include disassembly, servicing and reassemble with collimation and commissioning. Loss time due to system failures is targeted at 0.5%

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with ten (10) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.

Position entails non-standard work schedule, including weekends and holidays as needed. Posting number is 1901928S

Benefits: See http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits/

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents (CV/Resume, 3 references, unofficial copy of transcripts) must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at http://jobs.nmsu.edu.

Employment is contingent on funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification.  Target start date Jan 15, 2020.  NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$74460.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Title: 
Site Manager
Institution/Company: 
Apache Point Observatory
Street Line 1: 
2001 APACHE POINT RD
City: 
SUNSPOT
State/Province: 
New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5754376822
Email: 
dtorres@apo.nmsu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Subject: 
Chief Telescope Technician
Email: 
mark@apo.nmsu.edu