[ES_JOBS_NET] Engineering & Sciences Support Associate, Lockheed Martin, CO (and Antarctica)
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Jun 20 06:38:29 MDT 2014
**This position requires deployment to Antarctica and has a contract
length of over one year from approximately October 25th, 2014 through
November 12th, 2015.**
In accordance with overall technical direction, guidance, and protocols
provided by grantees, subcontractors, and the National Science
Foundation, the Research Associate position:
- Maintains, trouble shoots, and repairs a variety of equipment used in
the long-term monitoring of physical phenomena including UV
spectroradiometers, GPS receivers, VLF radio receivers, neutron and
radio-nuclide detectors, seismometers, all sky imagers, lasers,
riometers, magnetometers, photometers, interferometers, and other
- Supports researchers by ensuring timely problem resolution, minimizing
data collection interruptions, and notifing grantees of outages, issues,
and maintenance schedules.
- Collects, archives, and transmits data and status reports to project
- Maintains appropriate project logbooks, and prepares a variety of
reports. Develops detailed procedures and documentation for performing
routine system maintenance. Maintains documents and email records.
Updates standard operating procedures and guidelines.
-Uses digital and analog electronic, electro-optical, and
electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair
instruments, equipment, hardware failures and PC components.
- Administers, operates, and maintains the computer-based acquisition
systems needed to control various projects, across multiple platforms.
- Coordinates with other departments on computer configurations and
networking topology issues such as firewall access, IP addresses, and
- Receives and inventories capital equipment, instruments, materials,
and supplies. Maintains accurate inventory of spare parts for equipment
and instruments, and prepares resupply messages. Packages capital
equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies for recalibration,
repair, or replacement. Assists with life-cycle management and informs
researchers/staff on replacement timelines.
- Occasionally conducts briefings on research and tours of facilities
for distinguished visitors.
- Performs other duties as required.
SITE-SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SOUTH POLE:
There are two similar Research Associate positions and the following
duties cover both.
- Maintains, operates, and repairs cryogenic dewars, associated
equipment and compressed gas cylinders. Manages LN2 and GN2 supply for
-Responsible for all aurora-related experiments and cryogen needs.
Troubleshoots auroral cameras and associated electronics. Experience
with CCDs in optical or IR astronomy is also preferred but not required.
- Assisting all science groups and the station in general with
electrical component troubleshooting.
- Manual labor as needed including excavating buried experiments and
- Will be assigned to an Emergency Response Team (ERT). Examples are the
Fire Brigade and First Aid teams which require specialized training that
- Assists grantees with field work during the summer season. May deploy
into the deep field for several days. Will require cold weather survival
training which is provided.
- South Pole Community duties including washing dishes and cleaning
Bachelor's degree or higher in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or
other engineering discipline is required.
Experience in laboratory or observatory technical work is required.
Laboratory or observatory technical work should include operational
experience utilizing experimental physical, optical, or atmospheric
Experience in the use of multiple commercial software packages and DOS
and Windows operating systems is required. Windows XP administration and
knowledge of Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and XP required. Fluency with
networking topics and file transfer tools required. Knowledge of
MS-Excel and Word required. Administrator ability for Macintosh and
Linux/Unix platforms required. Unix system administration ability
required for South Pole Station.
General electronic troubleshooting ability required.
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities required. Must be
organized, able to multi-task, and work without direct supervision.
***Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The
individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and
dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of
employment offer or other employment action.***
Master's degree or higher in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or other
engineering discipline is preferred. A background in an academic
research environment providing direct support to science projects is
*Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
protected veteran status, or disability status.*
Job Location(s):Centennial Colorado
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LM Careers Business Unit :
ESS0997 IS&GS-CIVIL (S8200)
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