Intermediate Telescope Technologist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
New Mexico State University/Apache Point Observatory
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2001 Apachce Point Rd
City: 
Sunspot
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

New Mexico State University is seeking an Intermediate Telescope Technologist for the

SDSS 2.5m telescope operations at Apache Point Observatory (APO).

As the Sloan Digital Sky Survey moves into phase 5 with a new robotic fiber positioner, we are looking for a new Intermediate Telescope Technologist to support the engineering, maintenance, and operations of SDSS telescope facilities at APO. Person will: Participate in the design, fabrication, assembly and commission of new hardware, Develop and maintain operational procedures and maintenance schedules, Plan and coordinate maintenance work.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  Perform telescope and instrument preparations, troubleshooting and repair. Includes computer operations, some programming, and data analysis. Perform scheduled and emergency hardware maintenance on telescope and other observing systems. Some operating of milling machine, cutters, welders, drill press, grinder and lathe machine. Direct, delegate, and evaluate work of staff on assigned projects. Prepares telescope and instruments for nightly operations. Performs electrical and mechanical trouble-shooting and repair. Performs data analysis, instrument and telescope daytime operational troubleshooting. Requires use of material handling equipment, computers and hand tools. Perform related duties as required.  Position entails non-standard work schedule, including weekends and holidays as needed  Requirements: See posting 2100718SS Telescope Techn, Inter for requirements https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/43639

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 1/15/22. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$56942.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lydia Medrano
Title: 
Accountant
Institution/Company: 
NMSU
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
MSC 4500 PO Box 30001
City: 
Las Cruces
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal Code: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
575-646-1868
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lydia Medrano
Subject: 
Intermediate Telescope Technologist