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Requisition Number 16-0360
Post Date 12/17/2016
Title Electronics Technician
City La Serena
Description Position Summary:
Maintains of the electronics systems and computers associated with the SOAR 4.1M Telescope, its instruments and ancillary equipment.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Supports preventative, corrective maintenance of electronics systems:
2. Supports preventative, corrective maintenance of computers.
3. Also supports all other duties as required.

Job Specifications:
Practical experience in installation, repair and test of electronic equipment and PC computers. Knowledge of both analog and digital electronics. Must be self-motivated, show initiative, dexterity, safety, and attention to detail. Must be comfortable working with technical English, especially reading and understanding documentation. Must have clean driver’s license. Must be able to work as part of a small diverse team but work alone with minimal supervision. Must be able to work effectively at high geographical altitude.

Education Required:
Accredited Superior technical degree in Electronics.

Experience Required:
Requires 5 years previous experience in laboratory and or in high level electronics field Previous telescope experience would be very valuable.


Desirable skills:
- Good knowledge in sophisticated electronics devices or tools
- Familiarity with vacuum and/or cryogenic systems
Must be able to drive a 4-WD vehicle

Essential Job Functions:

Part A - Must possess - sufficient mobility, strength, or dexterity in both arms and hands and both legs to a) reach upward, sideways, downward and squat or climb to install, work/repair.
Part B - Must possess – 1) ability to read and understand instructions in Spanish and English, drawings, safety guides, and other written materials necessary to perform job; 2) sufficient visual capacity to perform the applicable functions without assistance of visual aids other than eye contacts or eye glasses; 3) sufficient spoken aural capacity to hear and understand instructions, warning bells, horns or shouted instructions without assistance of auditory aids other than a hearing aid; and 4) ability to impart information orally so that others understand and can respond appropriately.

Part C – Must be able - to sit for long periods of time; must be able to drive a 4-WD vehicle and possess a clean driving record; Must be able to work at 2800 m altitude.

Working hours:
40 hour work week.

APPROVALS:
Requirements Education Required:
Accredited Superior technical degree in Electronics

Experience Required:
Requires 5 years previous experience in laboratory and or in high level electronics field Previous telescope experience would be very valuable.


Desirable skills:
- Good knowledge in sophisticated electronics devices or tools
- Familiarity with vacuum and/or cryogenic systems
Must be able to drive a 4-WD vehicle

Essential Job Functions:

Part A - Must possess - sufficient mobility, strength, or dexterity in both arms and hands and both legs to a) reach upward, sideways, downward and squat or climb to install, work/repair.
Part B - Must possess – 1) ability to read and understand instructions in Spanish and English, drawings, safety guides, and other written materials necessary to perform job; 2) sufficient visual capacity to perform the applicable functions without assistance of visual aids other than eye contacts or eye glasses; 3) sufficient spoken aural capacity to hear and understand instructions, warning bells, horns or shouted instructions without assistance of auditory aids other than a hearing aid; and 4) ability to impart information orally so that others understand and can respond appropriately.

Part C – Must be able - to sit for long periods of time; must be able to drive a 4-WD vehicle and possess a clean driving record; Must be able to work at 2800 m altitude.

Working hours:
40 hour work week.

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