Local 33 webmaster note: These are details on various lab jobs in different locations. 


Senior Electronics Technician (ENG210P) — Hilo, Hawaii

Immediate opening for a highly experienced Senior Electronics Technician to assist with maintenance, development,
construction and installation of electrical, electronic, and astronomical instrumentation systems of Gemini Observatory on
Mauna Kea. Requires expertise in electronic systems maintenance and upgrades as well as applied knowledge in digital and
analogue circuit theory. Previous experience working with large telescopes and astronomical instrument systems is highly
desirable.

Must have troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair skills; ability to read and generate documentation and schematics; experience
with CAD, spreadsheet and word processing programs. Associate’s degree in electronics or electronic technology or a related
field or equivalent experience plus four years additional experience.

Must be able to work at 14,000-foot elevation, posses a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record, and be able to
drive a 4WD vehicle. Must be legally authorized to work in the US. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid passport for
international travel.

Send resume with salary history and the names and contact information of four individuals familiar with your work from whom
references may be obtained no later than September 30, 2005.

http://www.gemini.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=10#set

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Senior Mechanical Technician (ENG602P) — Hilo, Hawaii

Seeking a Senior Mechanical Technician to assist with the maintenance and upgrades to telescope and related mechanical,
hydraulic, chilled water HVAC, compressed air, and gaseous helium systems. Requires four years of relevant experience with
large electric motor-driven equipment and precision instrumentation mechanisms. Telescope experience is highly desirable.
Associate’s degree preferred. Must be computer literate.

Must be able to work at 14,000-foot elevation, posses a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record, and be able to
drive a 4WD vehicle. Must be legally authorized to work in the US.

http://www.gemini.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=10#set

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Observatory Technical Associate
Apache Point Observatory
P.O. Box 59
Sunspot, NM 88349-0059
Attention: Bruce Gillespie, Site Operations Manager

Apache Point Observatory seeks an Observatory Technical Associate to operate, develop, and maintain computer
hardware and software, networking, and telecommunications at Apache Point Observatory near Sunspot, NM. These systems
support the ARC 3.5-meter and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes, scientific instrumentation, and general observatory
infrastructure. The Associate will work under the general supervision of the Senior Observatory Systems and Network
Manager.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Computer hardware and software, including system planning, procurement, installation and integration; assure availability and
robust performance of operational computers and data acquisition systems.
• Telecommunications, including WAN and LAN configuration, software and hardware maintenance, site cabling, networked
telephony and video distribution systems.
• Systems administration, including system upgrades and licenses, preventive maintenance, network and system security,
account management, documentation and inventories, web and other networked servers and services, user and visitor support;
networked backups and data archiving.
• Software development, as needed.
• Operation, enhancements, and troubleshooting observatory operations software and systems

Qualifications:
Applicant must have substantial hands-on knowledge and experience with hardware and software for networked UNIX
systems (Linux, Solaris, IRIX, BSD); system scripting (shell/Python/Perl), Ethernet and TCP/IP; programming in C/C++.
Previous work experience at observatory or research facility is desirable.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and minimum of 5 years related experience or any equivalent combination of education and
experience.

Submit application letter and resume (naming 3 references) to the address above—electronic submissions will not be accepted.
The position will remain open until filled. Employment will be contingent upon funding and eligibility for employment in U.S.
NMSU is an EEO/AA employer.

http://www.apo.nmsu.edu/Site/jobs/jobs.html

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ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (RADIO FREQUENCY)
REQ. NO.: SO2596

SUMMARY: Duties will be to assemble, test, maintain, or modify new and existing cryogenically cooled microwave
receivers for the Expanded Very Large Array project of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Additional duties may
include module to module RF, digital and power supply wiring, and digital and analog printed circuit board assembly and test.
The applicant would be expected to have the ability to rapidly progress to position requiring minimum supervision. This
position has 1.5 year duration.

QUALIFICATIONS: A thorough background in radio frequency technology issues as provided by a two-year or more
formal technology curriculum is required. Two or more years experience in RF electronics, communications, and analog and
digital instrumentation, as well as some knowledge of digital electronics and instrumentation control software are required.
Some knowledge of astronomy, radio astronomy and a radio hobbyist background would be helpful. Experience in the use of
electronics and microwave RF test equipment, such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and
RF signal sources to debug problems with radio frequency components such as microwave amplifiers, mixers, filters, isolators,
relays and attenuators, as well as systems composed of such devices is required. Ability to read and follow electrical
schematics and RF block diagrams is required. Ability to assemble or debug RF electrical equipment without a schematic,
based on general principles and wire/signal tracing is required. Ability to work with personal computer spread sheet and word
or text processor software for data logging and documentation purposes is required. Ability to climb steep ladders in excess
of 100 feet, work in both lab and external weather environments, and lift portable test equipment, electronic sub assemblies, or
tool bags of weight up to 50 pounds. Must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid New Mexico drivers license.

ORGANIZATION: Electronics Division (Front End Group)

LOCATION: Array Operations Center, Socorro, NM

Resumes with a cover letter specifying the available position of interest should be addressed to NRAO, Human Resources
Office, PO Box O, Socorro, NM 87801-0837 or electronically to nmresumes@nrao.edu. Non-specific resumes/applications
will not be considered.

http://www.nrao.edu/administration/personnel_office/careers.shtml#so2596

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MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN
REQ. NO.: SO2598

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, lays out, constructs, installs, maintains, repairs and operates, (in accordance with the
national electrical codes, and as directed), electrical systems, equipment, controls and related devices. Will work with conduit
installations of all types and all sizes. Works with voltages of up to 480 V three phase voltage. Will be required to work with
underground cabling and high voltage (15kv) systems. This position is funded for approximately 3.5 years.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Licensed New Mexico Journeyman, familiar with Standard Electrical Safety Procedures;
must have experience with conduit installations of all types and all sizes. High Voltage (15kv) experience is preferred. Strong
verbal communication skills for effective consultations with coworkers and the ability to participate effectively as a member of a
team are required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and have the ability to climb steep ladders in excess of 100
feet. Must possess the visual and color acuity (corrected is acceptable) and manual dexterity to be able to perform work using
hand tools, and a level of hearing acuity to perform work safely during operations of loud machinery. Must be able to work
under adverse conditions. Must posses and maintain valid NM drivers License.

ORGANIZATION: Engineering Services

LOCATION: Very Large Array, 50 miles west of Socorro, NM

Resumes with a cover letter specifying the available position of interest should be addressed to NRAO, Human Resources
Office, PO Box O, Socorro, NM 87801-0837 or electronically to nmresumes@nrao.edu. Non-specific resumes/applications
will not be considered.

http://www.nrao.edu/administration/personnel_office/careers.shtml#so2596

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STAFF SHOP TECHNICIAN (MACHINIST)
REQ. NO.: SO2599

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the machinist performs semi-standardized duties requiring a basic knowledge of
shop skills including milling, turning, and grinding operations. Will use common shop measuring tools. Will confer with
engineers, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems and will make recommendations for
improvements. Performs routine maintenance incidental to operation of machines and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and five years related experience with
lathes, mills, and other standard shop equipment, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Ability to
work from blueprints, sketches, specifications, verbal instructions and samples is essential. Knowledge of programming and
operation of CNC mills and MasterCam CAD/CAM system is desirable; existing CNC and prototype machining experience is
desirable. Strong verbal communication skills for effective consultations with engineers and programmers and the ability to
work effectively as part of a team. Ability to climb antenna stairs and ladders, lift equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted, stand
for extended periods of time, and possess the visual acuity (corrected is acceptable) and manual dexterity to be able to
perform work on small pieces or areas of work material.

ORGANIZATION: Engineering Services

LOCATION: Very Large Array, 50 miles west of Socorro, NM

Resumes with a cover letter specifying the available position of interest should be addressed to NRAO, Human Resources
Office, PO Box O, Socorro, NM 87801-0837 or electronically to nmresumes@nrao.edu. Non-specific resumes/applications
will not be considered.

http://www.nrao.edu/administration/personnel_office/careers.shtml#so2596

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Machinist/Instrument Maker Trainee
749
NOAO
Tucson, AZ
08/11/2005


National Optical Astronomy Observatory is seeking an entry level Machinist/Instrument Maker to work at the Tucson
facility. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong desire to learn all aspects of fabricating instrumentation to assist
the science of astronomy. Related course work in high school or technical school, and/or two-year’s experience in a
machine shop environment will be considered a plus.

Please send resume electronically (preferred) or postal mail to address below and reference the Job Title and Job
Number when applying.

Send resume to:

Human Resources Manager
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732
Email: hrnoao@noao.edu
FAX: 520-318-8456

NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employers. Preference granted to qualified Native
Americans living on or near the Tohono O'odham reservation.

NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly
encouraged to apply.

http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobsPage2.php

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Instrument Maker
742
NSO
Sunspot, NM
6/09/2005

The National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories,
has an opening for an Instrument Maker with a minimum of 4 years experience in precision prototyping and
machining to assist in the design, fabrication and maintenance of a variety of opto-mechanical assemblies and
telescope instrumentation. Utilizing a variety of equipment, the Instrument Maker will perform various duties of
considerable difficulty involving precision machining to tolerances of +/- 0.0002”, checking, assembly, mounting and
trouble-shooting complex precision assemblies. Must be able to understand and work with everything from verbal
instructions to assembly drawings of complex mechanisms. Knowledge of GD&T, CNC, welding and anodizing are
considered plusses. High School graduate or equivalent, plus technical school or recognized toolmaker
apprenticeship or equivalent.

We take affirmative action to employ women, minority group members and protected classes of handicapped
persons, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era. If you qualify and want to be considered under our
Affirmative Action Program, let us know. Submission of this information is voluntary. Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline for submission is Friday, July 29, 2005.

Send resume to:

Rex Hunter, Administrative Manager
National Solar Observatory
P.O. Box 62
Sunspot, NM 88349-0062
Email: rhunter@nso.edu

NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employers. Preference granted to qualified Native
Americans living on or near the Tohono O'odham reservation.

NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from under represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobsPage7.php

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http://www.hr.lanl.gov/FindJob/index.stm

Choose "open to all" link. These are extremely well payed positions. The "Elec Tech 06", "Elec-Mech Tech 06" and "Mech Tech 06" positions have a salary range of ($46,500 - $76,700).

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/jps/SingleJobAd.asp?ReqNumber=211355&ReqScope=INTERNAL%2FEXTERNAL&ReqTitle=MECH+TEC&JobType=UC&JobReopened=Y

Once employed and supplementing your education, there are Tech "07" positions in the salary range of ($57,500 - $94,900).

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/jps/SingleJobAd.asp?ReqNumber=211343&ReqScope=INTERNAL%2FEXTERNAL&ReqTitle=ELEC+TEC&JobType=UC&JobReopened=N

All require a "Q" clearance which is what most Tech's at NWA had after 9/11 in the form of a 20 year background check.
Don't think you can't compete, your work history of safety, responsibility, flexibility and reliability are cornerstones of their
interview. These are day jobs, Monday through Friday with occasional night and weekend work. When asked if this presented
a problem I chuckled, then I explained what most airline Technicians are used to.

These are full-time permanent positions. When applying, change slightly your resume' and cover letter to address each position.

Do internet searches for other National Laboratory sites, and soon to come will be the National Underground Laboratory at
the Home-stake mine near Lead, South Dakota.

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2004/08/18/news/local/top/news01.txt

"A national underground laboratory could mean hundreds of jobs for scientists, technicians and support personnel. It would
also mean educational opportunities for students throughout the region and an investment that eventually would total billions of
dollars."

Watch this one carefully.

Happy job hunting, these are gems.