Electronics Engineer

Full time Regular Employment at University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Category: Engineering

Location: Hilo

Open date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Closing date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Summary

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA), University of Hawaii at Manoa is seeking an Electronics Engineer with responsibilities in telescope electronic, electrical and instrument systems of UH telescopes.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field and 6 year(s) of progressively responsible experience with responsibilities for telescope and instrument systems; or equivalent education/training or experience.

2. Advanced and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of developing and emerging concepts, principles and methodologies of the assigned electronic engineering.

3. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of principles, theories, federal and state laws and systems associated with telescope systems and engineering.

4. Demonstrated ability to understand problems from a broad interactive perspective and use reasoning to discern underlying principles and issues when problem solving, and apply creative thinking to resolve problems in new and unprecedented approaches.

5. Demonstrated written and verbal competence in presenting ideas, concepts and models clearly using persuasion and negotiation to build consensus and cooperation.

6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.

7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.

8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.

9. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. This requirement may be fulfilled by possession of a valid State of Hawaii Driver's License (class 3), valid comparable driver's license, or use of other means of 4-wheel drive transportation which meets position's needs.

10. Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions involved in observatory maintenance and repair work.

11. Must be able to work at an elevation of 14,000 feet.

Desirable Qualifications

1. Experience maintaining and repairing ground based astronomical telescopes.

2. Demonstrated ability to manage highly technical projects (e.g. astronomical instrument development).

Additional Information

Inquiries: Mark Chun, markchun@hawaii.edu

To Apply:

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen and attach the required documents. Applicants must submit (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, (2) resume, (3) names and contact information of 3 professional references and (4) official transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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About University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

The Institute for Astronomy is one of the world's leading astronomical research centers. Its broad-based program includes studies of the Sun, planets, and stars, as well as interstellar matter, galaxies, and cosmology. IFA operates the University of Hawaiʻi 2.2-meter telescope atop Maunakea.

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The Institute for Astronomy is one of the world's leading astronomical research centers. Its broad-based program includes studies of the Sun, planets, and stars, as well as interstellar matter, galaxies, and cosmology. IFA operates the University of Hawaiʻi 2.2-meter telescope atop Maunakea.