Electronics Engineer

Full time Regular Employment at University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Category: Engineering

Locations: Hilo, Summit

Open date: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Closing date: Friday, June 9, 2023

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Summary

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA), University of Hawaii at Manoa is seeking an Electronics Engineer for the IRTF (Infrared Telescope Facility) observatory. This position will design, operate, optimize, and support all IRTF observatory electronics motion control systems; including servomechanism and stepper motor tuning, industrial control system development (i.e. electro-optic assemblies, detector electronics, computer interfaces, vacuum & cryogenic technology, etc.), implementation, and optimization.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and 9 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for electronics and servomechanism systems design; 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 in the assigned fields of motion control, electro-optic systems, embedded control, sensors, and computer aided design.

3. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of principles, theories, federal and state laws and systems associated with designing electronics for motion control and servomechanism systems.

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. Extensive knowledge of higher mathematics and statistics applicable to the analysis of servo control systems and problems.

10. Analytical and practical knowledge of mechanical devices and systems.

11. Demonstrated ability to define, design, and construct complete instrumentation and systems.

12. Ability to work under time and budgetary constraints.

13. Ability to travel occasionally between Hilo and Maunakea summit.

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

15. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement fulfilled by a valid Hawaii Driver's License (class 3), comparable driver's license or use of means of transportation which meets position needs.

Desirable Qualifications

1. Knowledge of Very High-Speed Intergraded Circuit Hardware Design Language (VHDL), Cadence, Protel, servo and stepper motor systems, servo algorithm development, Xilinx and Altera Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), electro-optic sensors.

2. Thorough knowledge of systems documentation techniques including block diagramming, flow charting, and preparing technical, and operations manuals.

Additional Information

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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Inquiries: John Rayner, jrayner@hawaii.edu

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.