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RF Technician - Technical Specialist II-III (4765)

Company: National Radio Astronomy
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryPosition Description: Position SummaryThe National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is seeking a full-time technician (NRAOs classification: Technical Specialist) at the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) in Charlottesville, VA to work in the Millimeter/Submillimeter receiver group.This group designs and builds cryogenic receivers for radio telescopes and is currently designing the next generation receiver for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), which will use -70 such receivers.This position requires experience assembling electronic components under a microscope and testing sensitive electronic devices. Experience using a manually controlled wire bonder is also desirable.Applicants must be methodical, motivated team players who are comfortable in a diverse research environment. Good writing and communication skills are required to keep records and document the work. All applicants must be comfortable using MS Word and Excel to manage and graph measurement results.In addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective the first day of employment. NRAOs retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participants base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; and we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.Work EnvironmentThe work is primarily in a laboratory environment and the candidate must be able to sit or stand at a bench for sustained periods. Visual acuity and manual dexterity are required, and this position requires lifting and carrying 50 pounds.Position Requirements: Minimum EducationAssociates Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Minimum ExperienceMinimum of 5 years of experience in a related field.Additional RequirementsThe Observatory has determined that all employees who intend to be physically present in the facilities and employees who work in safety sensitive positions are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with our AUI vaccine policy and provide proof of full vaccination prior to your start date. If you will require medical or religious accommodations, please contact the site HR department.To be considered, you must be a United States citizen or permanent resident as this position is not eligible for work authorization sponsorship.Application Instructions: Select the Apply button. You will need to be prepared to upload your current resume and a cover letter describing interest and suitability for the position.Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: AUI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view our complete statement, please visit . If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to .The NRAO is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)PM20The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.Please see job descriptionPI201259160

Keywords: National Radio Astronomy, Charlottesville , RF Technician - Technical Specialist II-III (4765), Professions , Charlottesville, Virginia

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