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TECHNICIAN B ELECTRO-MECHANICAL , Haystack Observatory , to support the fabrication, maintenance, repair, and operations of various complex electro-mechanical systems in the general area of radio science, including the receiving systems for the NASA next-generation VLBI (VGOS) Project. Work will include supporting electro-mechanical antenna systems, data acquisition systems, networks, and cryogenically-cooled receiver systems. May be required to lift heavy items.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : graduation from a two-year technical school; ability to work within a team, follow instructions, and work in a technically diverse and physically challenging work environment; knowledge of computer (i.e., Linux, and Windows) and mechanical systems; ability to use basic technician tools (e.g., soldering iron, DVM, and oscilloscope); familiarity with machine shop equipment and tools (e.g., drill press, and sanders); basic electro-mechanical assembly skills using hand and power tools; and ability to fabricate many types of cables (e.g., communications, RF, and fiber optics). Must also be able to take direction from scientific, engineering, and more senior technicians; travel if necessary to support various projects; and ascend structures and perform duties at heights. PREFERRED : familiarity with control of complex electro/mechanical systems, and working knowledge of digital and analog circuitry. Job #18031
Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a security clearance.
Haystack is located in Westford, MA.
Internal Number: 18031
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