Laser - Telescope Technician University of California, Santa Cruz Lick Observatory
JOB #: 1606835
FULL TIME; CAREER Minimum Starting Salary: $28.36/hourly. May be eligible for additional hourly pay when a qualifying shift is worked (swing, evening).
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Under general direction of the Lick Observatory Superintendent, the incumbent performs duties in support of astronomical research at the Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton. The incumbent independently plans and executes a safe and efficient night program at the Shane Telescope to assist astronomers and/or researchers in accomplishing their goals. The incumbent independently operates the laser systems and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving. The incumbent also functions as an electronics technician performing assembly, installation, troubleshooting and repair of complex electronic instrumentation and equipment. Independently operates the 120-inch Shane Telescope and all technical aspects of scientific observations. Trains new personnel.
Substantial experience in performing technical tasks in the operation, installation, testing and maintenance of laser, optics, electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment.
Knowledge of laser system technology and laser component adjustment, alignment, replacement, and maintenance.
Knowledge of dye lasers, solid state lasers, and fiber lasers.
Excellent diagnostic and trouble-shooting skills for digital and analog circuitry, computers (Linux, Windows), video systems and other electronic devices.
Ability to read, interpret and apply electronic, mechanical and electrical blueprints and wiring diagrams.
Position is open until filled; Unit is still accepting applications.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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