Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: South Pole
Maintain and operate the MAPO machine shop
Provide machining support for all science projects and the NSF Station.
Assist with the assembly and set-up of scientific equipment
Assist with the testing, integration and maintenance of electrical and mechanical assemblies, including the power, computer and electronic components
Climb, operate machines and power tools outside of MAPO machine shop
Other field work for instrument deployment and maintenance
Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.
Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum three years of experience with machining and working with complex instruments.
In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience with telescopes and mechanical systems, including electrical systems, servo systems and cryogenic systems, as well as radio, analog and digital electronics
Good problem-solving, organization and communication skills
Must have the ability to work independently and as well as within a team environment
A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required.
Due to the job site, good physical health is required.Â
Must be able to work in a cold, harsh environment.
Must pass physical and mental qualifying exams before employment.
Must be able to Climb on telescope, bend, reach, lift and use of machines and power tools
Planning; attention to detail; analytic and quantitative skills; reading; self-motivation; problem solving; math; reasoning; oral and written communications; ability to manage time pressures.
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.
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