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Electronics Engineer / Electrical Engineer

Location:in Kamuela, Hawaii - posted, All States
Salary Range:Commensurate with skills
Benefits:See Benefits tab above
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:W.M. Keck Observatory seeks an Electrical Engineer / Electronics Engineer to join a multi-disciplinary engineering team that designs and improves high-technology electronic motion control systems at the observatory such as telescope controls, primary mirror controls, adaptive optics and more. This is a challenging technical environment where teamwork, and interpersonal communication are essential skills.
  • Design/Build/Integrate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts into electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical systems;
  • Test and analyze controls and motor systems; and
  • Troubleshoot telescope motion control systems and computer interfaces.
  • Bachelor of Science Engineering or equivalent
  • 4 or more years of experience with industrial electronics and electrical motion control systems
This position requires solid understanding of the following:
  • Integration using COTS parts;
  • Real-time PID motion control systems;
  • Computer interfaces;
  • Analog and digital electronics;
  • Noise;
  • Shielding and grounding;
  • Documentation; and
  • Desirable skills include project planning and configuration management.
W. M. Keck Observatory is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The observatory operates the two biggest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. Located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Island of Hawaii, the twin, 10-meter telescopes feature a suite of world-leading instruments including imagers, multi-object spectrographs, high-resolution spectrographs, integral-field spectroscopy and a revolutionary laser guide star adaptive optics system. The Observatory is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and a scientific partnership of the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and NASA.
Please apply to join a skilled and deeply committed team of technical professionals that enable exciting and important astronomical discoveries.
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