[ES_JOBS_NET] Work in Antarctica-- Research Associate, Lockheed Martin

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sat Jan 31 06:52:22 MST 2015


E3052:Engrg & Sciences Support
Job Description :
**This position requires deployment to Antarctica and has a contract 
length of 8 months from approximately March 2015 to October 2015 
(Austral Winter).** 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 notifying 
grantees of outages, issues, and maintenance schedules. - Collects, 
archives, and transmits data and status reports to project researchers. 
- 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 
- Calibrates and repairs meteorological, thermosalinograph, and tide 
gauge 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.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s team of 
113,000 people works with partners around the world to bring proven 
performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has 
employees based in all 50 states and more than 570 facilities that span 
70 countries.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

*Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran 
status, or disability status.*

Job Location(s):Centennial Colorado
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