Unit-specific Responsibilities 1) Maintain and operate the MAPO machine shop 2) Provide machining support for all science projects and the NSF Station. 3) Assist with the assembly and set-up of scientific equipment 4) Assist with the testing, integration and maintenance of electrical and mechanical assemblies, including the power, computer and electronic components 5) Able to climb, operate machines and power tools outside of MAPO machine shop 6) Able to operate other field work for instrument deployment and maintenance 7) The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months 2) Due to the job site, good physical health 3) Applicant must be able to work in a cold, harsh environment 4) Applicant must pass physical and mental qualifying exams before employment 5) Able to climb on telescope, bend, reach, lift and use of machines and power tools 6) Planning; attention to detail; analytic and quantitative skills; reading; self-motivation; problem solving; math; reasoning; oral and written communications; ability to manage time pressures 7) Competence with telescope and mechanical systems 8) Good problem-solving, organization and communication skills 9) Ability to work independently and as well as within a team environment
Preferred Qualification Education 1) An undergraduate degree with background applicable to this position Â
Experience 1) Minimum three years of experience with machining and working with complex instruments 2) In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience with telescopes and mechanical systems, including electrical systems, servo systems, and cryogenic systems 3) Experience with radio, analog, and digital electronics is advantageous
Required Documents 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume 3) Reference Contact Information
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