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- SUBARU TELESCOPE/FACILITY MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - ID# 17217 -

May 26, 2017

SUBARU TELESCOPE/FACILITY MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - ID# 17217.

Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope, located in Hilo, Hawai'i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $4,067/Mon.


DUTIES:
Works as a member of the Technical Support Division. Coordinates and manages jobs for repair, maintenance, and upgrade of the telescope and its enclosure with outsourcing companies and purchases equipment. Duties include on-site facility management at the Maunakea summit to (1) diagnose the mechanical and electrical troubles of the telescope and its enclosure in collaboration with the Telescope Engineers, Technicians, and Day Crews, (2) plan upgrades of the telescope, the enclosure and other facilities to accommodate new functions of the telescope and new astronomical instrumentations and prepare manufacture's drawings, and (3) instruct/direct contractors. Assists in planning, scheduling, and estimating the cost of future upgrade projects. Assigned shifts are sometimes off-hours, including weekends and holidays. Responsible for coordinating and managing repair, maintenance, and upgrades of Hilo base facility equipment.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering.


EXPERIENCE:
At least five (5) years of experience in technical field of Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering. At least three (3) years of experience supervising maintenance/repair staff in astronomical observatories or a heavy industrial setting.


ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:
Working knowledge of Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering. Working knowledge of CAD programs, PC and its off-the-shelf software (e.g., Microsoft Office). Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering of large telescopes and its enclosures. Must possess a valid driver's license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver's insurance equivalent to Hawai'i's No-Fault Driver's Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment).


PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination.


POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:
As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai'i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in fabrication and/or maintenance of telescope and its enclosure at major optical/infrared observatories. Experience working at high-altitude telescope site and knowledge of astronomical telescope/equipment. Good communication skills with English and/or Japanese-speaking engineers, technicians, administrators, and operation team staff are desirable.


INQUIRIES: Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawai'i).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Please go to www.rcuh.com. and click on "Job Postings." You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai'i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.


CLOSING DATE: Deadline for applications is June 19, 2017.

RCUH's mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawai'i and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawai'i.

Equal Opportunities Employer - Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

 

 

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