Lick Observatory: Laser/Telescope Technician

$34.03 hourly
  • UC Santa Cruz, Lick Observatory
  • Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton Road, Mount Hamilton, CA, USA
  • Jun 08, 2022
Full time Education Science Technical Support

Job Description

Year-round residential housing with nominal rent is available for the selected Laser/Telescope Technician candidate. Residents are responsible for personal utilities costs.

Lick Observatory offers a friendly working environment with a diverse set of challenges, in addition to the incredible views of the surrounding areas.

Other benefits to working at UC Santa Cruz include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans
  • UC Retirement Plans
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave

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.

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