[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate, Antarctica-Palmer Station, Lockheed Martin

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri May 2 05:46:11 MDT 2014


Industry Job Title 	Research Associate, Antarctica-Palmer Station
Job Code/Title 	E3052:Engrg & Sciences Support
Job Description 	**This position requires deployment to Antarctica and 
has a contract length of 7 months from approximately September 2014 to 
April 2015 (Austral Summer).**

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 
optical instruments.
- 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 
host naming.
- 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 evaluations 
and recommendations.
- Conducts briefings on research and tours of facilities for 
distinguished visitors.
- Performs other duties as required.

- Calibrates and repairs meteorological, thermosalinograph, and tide 
gage instrumentation. Collects and distributes encoded synoptic weather 
reports in conformance with WMO standards.
- Operates and maintains a weather satellite tracking antenna. Knowledge 
of low-earth-orbit (LEO) and polar orbit satellite systems, and 
multi-spectral image processing. Demonstrates understanding of visible, 
infrared, and microwave imagery products.
- Provides real-time imagery, remote-sensing support, and other data as 
needed for logistical and operational concerns as requested by research 
vessel or operations personnel.
- Uses photo enhancement tools to process images. Knowledge of image 
formats necessary.
Basic Qualifications 	Bachelor's degree or higher in Astronomy, 
Astrophysics, Physics, or other engineering discipline is required.

Two years experience in laboratory or observatory technical work is 
required. Laboratory or observatory technical work should include 
operational experience utilizing experimental physical, optical, or 
atmospheric science equipment.

A minimum of two years of 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, 7 
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 Palmer 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.***
Desired skills 	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 preferred.

Experience in general computer repair including IBM-PC, Macintosh and 
network equipment preferred.
Security Clearance 	None
LMCareers Business Unit 	ESS0997 IS&GS-CIVIL (S8200)
Business Area 	Info Systems & Global Sol
Program 	NSF-ASC
Department 	9023024:NSF POLAR_OS
Job Class 	Scientist
Job Category 	Experienced Professional
City 	Centennial
State 	Colorado
Virtual 	No
Relocation Available 	No
Work Schedule 	7-Day Continuous Operator
Req Type 	Task Order/IDIQ
Direct/Indirect 	Direct
Shift 	First
EEO 	*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.*

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