Assoc of Universities for Research in Astronomy

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), is a consortium of over 40 US institutions and four international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the NSF’s Nation Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, the National Solar Observatory, and the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation and operations of the Space Telescope Science Institute under contracts with NASA.


 

May 09, 2022  
We are seeking a   Mechanical Technician   to be part of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) group of NOIRLab Engineering Services (ES), an inter-continentally distributed team of 40 mechanical engineers and technicians providing excellence in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of all mechanical and physical plant equipment at the telescopes including observatories’ instrumentation, and the operation of machine shops.  This is a unique opportunity to work in an international, collaborative environment and to participate in a wide variety of projects. The Mechanical Technician maintains and supports facilities and telescope mechanical systems for the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea. Essential Functions: Performs preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance of telescope systems: chilled water, compressed air, hydrostatic bearing oil pumping, gaseous helium system, domestic water system, air handling, exhaust fans, and enclosure systems. May...
Assoc of Universities for Research in Astronomy Hilo, HI, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2021  
We are seeking a   Mechanical Engineer   to be part of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) group of NOIRLab Engineering Services (ES), a distributed team of over 30 members in charge of providing excellence in the design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of all mechanical and physical plant equipment at the telescopes including observatories’ instrumentation, and the operation of machine shops. The Mechanical Engineer has responsibility for the mechanical engineering analysis, design and support for a wide variety of areas, in a multi-cultural environment. Telescope and instrumentation maintenance, reliability engineering, continuous performance improvement and obsolescence mitigation are important aspects in this position. Furthermore, by participating in design reviews, this position is expected to represent operational needs and past experience during the development of new instruments. The working time will be mostly at the Kitt Peak National Observatory telescope...
Assoc of Universities for Research in Astronomy Tucson, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 03, 2021  
We have an opening for a full-time   Craftsperson II (HVAC/Plumbing)   to support the operation of the Tucson facility. We are looking for a talented team player to join our friendly team and provide expertise in HVAC and plumbing needs. Responsibilities will include operation and maintenance of the plumbing and HVAC&R systems and other general facility support activities and maintenance efforts. The work location is at the NOIRLab facility on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. Working hours are generally 8-hour days, Monday through Friday; however occasional over-time or weekend efforts may be required. Part of the Central Operations Services group, the Tucson maintenance/facilities team remains successful by working well together with a spirit of cooperation.  Together they provide a safe, healthy, pleasant, and functional environment for all. Essential Functions: Oversight of the daily operations of the plumbing, HVAC&R and building control...
Assoc of Universities for Research in Astronomy Tucson, AZ, USA Full-Time