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TECHNICIAN B ELECTRO-MECHANICAL , Haystack Observatory , to support operations and maintenance of and upgrades to three LSSC (Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex) space-surveillance radar systems. Will be trained to support radar operational hardware including real-time subsystem monitoring and maintenance, be involved in radar system upgrades and testing, and be trained to participate in aspects of high voltage (40kV and above) RF transmitter operation and low-power RF electronics. Duties will include electronic component and subsystem level assembly; wiring; troubleshooting; monitoring of daily radar operations; and control room maintenance, repairs, and improvements. May operate experimental, technical, and computing equipment under the supervision of scientific personnel or technicians of higher grade. Some of the work will be performed at heights.
REQUIRED : technical training in electronics; experience with fabricating/repairing electronic equipment; soldering, mechanical fabrication, and assembly skills; ability to work for periods of time without supervision; experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; ability to obtain first aid and hoist operator certifications; and the ability to ascend/descend towers. Basic troubleshooting experience using multimeters, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers is highly desirable. Electronic/mechanical CAD experience would be a plus, as would basic programming skills or a strong desire to obtain. An associate's degree is preferred. The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required. Job #17072
Must be able to work a flexible schedule as maintenance and operational responsibilities will often involve working after-hours, different shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Haystack is located in Westford, MA.
Internal Number: 17072
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