The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Observatory is seeking a motivated and talented engineer to join our team. This engineering position requires experience in an operational facility, ideally but not necessarily at a telescope. The position will be based at the LBTO headquarters in Tucson with frequent trips to Mt Graham (about three hours drive from Tucson).
The LBT is the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world, with a number of unique, leading edge capabilities. In particular, the LBT’s unique binocular design and state-of-the-art adaptive optics technology provides diffraction-limited imaging capability with resolution of a 22.8 meter telescope.
This is a multi-disciplined engineering position. The candidate will be responsible for improving, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting observatory systems, including: PLC systems, power distribution, cooling, instrumentation, HVAC, telemetry and drive systems involving electric motors and digital and analog electronic circuits.
The position requires excellent communications and teamwork skills. The ability to communicate technically complicated concepts, designs, and coordinate with mountain staff is critical. Familiarity with, and the ability to use standard electrical engineering tools (Oscilloscope, DVMs, Logic analyzers, etc.) is desirable. The position may require periodic stays at the observatory ranging two to four days in duration.
This position will report to the Engineering Manager, who is responsible for all Tucson-based engineering support, and is expected to work closely on-site with the Chief Engineer and Observatory Manager, based at Mt Graham.