Lick Observatory Telescope Optoelectronics Technician

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
University of California, Santa Cruz
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Santa Cruz, CA
United States

Job Description

Lick Observatory Telescope Optoelectronics Technician

Job Opening #: 66614


Initial Review Date: 04-04-2024


Budgeted Salary: $36.28/Hourly


Benefits Eligibility: Full benefits


This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position.


Job Summary: Under direction of the Lick Observatory Superintendent, the incumbent performs duties in support of astronomical research at the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton. The incumbent independently plans and executes a safe and efficient night program at the Shane Telescope to assist astronomers and/or researchers in accomplishing their goals. The incumbent independently operates the laser systems and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving. The incumbent also functions as an electronics technician performing assembly, installation, troubleshooting and repair of complex electronic instrumentation and equipment. Independently operates the 120-inch Shane Telescope and all technical aspects of scientific observations. Trains new personnel.


Some qualifications include:

• Substantial experience in performing technical tasks in the operation, installation, testing and maintenance of laser, optics, electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment.

• Experience with complex precision instrumentation.

• Experience with the handling and maintenance of optics.


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Mar 27
Application Deadline
2025 Mar 26