Optomechanical Technician, Observing Support

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
To event remaining 14 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas
Department Name: 
McDonald Observatory
Street Line 1: 
82 Mt. Locke Road
City: 
McDonald Observatory
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal: 
79734
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas Austin, invites applications for an Optomechanical Technician. This position is located in the Davis Mountains; far West Texas (440 miles west of the UT Austin campus). McDonald Observatory is a research facility equipped with a wide range of instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared spectra.

The Optomechanical Technician provides entry-level optomechanical engineering assignments for Observing Support. Performs hands-on mechanical and technical support for McDonald Observatory and tenant telescope facilities including instrument changes, instrument set-up, cleaning optical surfaces, and recoating of astronomical optics. Residence in the Observatory's residential community is preferred. Position is considered an essential employee for emergency or critical response. May include onsite housing at McDonald Observatory.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, or a related field. Basic engineering and/or scientific equipment ordinarily used in college laboratory work. Ability to organize and prioritize work, to meet deadlines and expectations. Self-driven individual with keen technical ability, systematic and detail-oriented approach. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and strong team player. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills. Desire and ability to learn new skills or methods. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

To Apply and for complete job description please go to:https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/MCDONALD-OBSERVATORY/Optomechanical-Technician--Observing-Support_R_00014342

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its work force. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This is a security sensitive position and a background screen will be conducted.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$38000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
+ depending on qualifications
Included Benefits: 

For full benefit information please see https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 4, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 4, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Coyne Gibson
Title: 
Observing Support Manager
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
McDonald Observatory
Street Line 1: 
82 Mt. Locke Road
City: 
McDonald Observatory
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal Code: 
79734
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
R_00014342
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Coyne Gibson
Subject: 
Optomechanical Technician