Aircraft spotter for the artificial star on the Gemini telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (a really neat trick being used to counteract some of the distortions of the atmosphere)
amazing views and some snow skiing in the Winter
AirCraft Spotter ENG812T
- Location: Hale Pohaku/ Mauna Kea Summit - Hilo, HI
- Deadline for Application: until filled
- Job Code: ENG812T
We are searching for team players to join Gemini Observatory Aircraft Spotter. The Aircraft Spotter ensures that the Gemini North Laser Guide Star system is shuttered when aircraft pass over the telescope. This position is located in Hilo, HI mainly based at Hale Pohaku and the Mauna Kea summit..
The nature of the job requires mainly night-time work at the Mauna Kea summit located at 14,000 foot elevation. Logs the time, compass heading, elevation, and general directional heading or known destination of all aircraft in the sky. Notifying telescope personnel when aircraft approach the laser, Shutters laser system when aircraft comes in close vicinity of laser without warning. Managing the inventory of Aircraft Spotter supplies, and coordinating the rotation of spotters during the night. Monitors Laser Clearing House Target List shuttering windows and alert and notifies SSA of impending laser shuttering. Monitors ASCAM for aircraft detection alerts and notify outside spotter or confirmation. Does a final check of summit installation at the end of each LGS night to make sure the areas used by the spotter group are neat and clean: this includes kitchen, microwave oven, dishes, crew room, etc., other duties in support of Observatory operation as directed by supervisor. Ensures compliance with Gemini Safety policies and procedures systematically consults with supervisor the Senior Laser/Optical Engineer. The successful candidate will have excellent oral communication skills, be organized, reliable and practice good judgment. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, mostly at night. Position requires a high school diploma; previous training in first aid is a plus. Must be able to drive a 4WD automobile and have a clean driving record. MVR will be run on the successful candidate!
This position is part-time and a temporary position
How to Apply:
Unless otherwise specified: Send current resume with cover letter relating your experience, education and background to the needs of the position, along with the names and contact information of three individuals familiar with your work/credentials/qualifications from whom a reference may be obtained. Please include the JOB CODE in your cover letter. Including salary history is appreciated. Cover letters and resumes must be written in English. Applications that do not conform to the specific requirements of the position will not be considered.
All applicants must be fluent in English and be able to write, speak and read English fluently. Spanish is a plus. All applicants are expected to be computer literate with the ability to use the Internet, e-mail and other applicable software applications.
E-mail: Geminiemail@example.com. GEMINI OBSERVATORY, Human Resources Department, 670 N. A`ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720. No phone calls, please.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and minorities encouraged to apply.