Employment Opportunity at Keck – Machinist

W. M. Keck Observatory position announcement…

Senior Machinist-Infrastructure Technician

The W.M. Keck Observatory operates two of the world’s largest and most scientifically productive optical/infrared telescopes located on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. A highly capable and motivated staff operates, maintains and develops the complex telescope systems and infrastructure on the summit. We seek a Senior Machinist-Infrastructure Technician to join this high-caliber team.

This position is responsible for conventional and CNC machining of mechanical parts; interpreting complex mechanical fabrication drawings; and performing mechanical fabrication, assembly, adjustment and troubleshooting of precision mechanisms. In addition, this position will participate in maintenance of the summit infrastructure, including repairs of mechanical systems and preventative maintenance.

Minimum requirements are: Knowledge of materials, their properties, and suitability in different mechanical applications; five years of experience in an industrial environment with proven capability for installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mechanical systems; and eight years of experience as an industrial machinist building high precision parts.

Commitment to WMKO’s core values, working well with others, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities within a fast paced environment are all essential. Additional information about WMKO and this position may be found on our website at www.keckobservatory.org/about/employment

This position requires you to submit your resume on-line at: http://keckobservatory.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-319065.html with your cover letter that states why you are uniquely qualified for the position.

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Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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