Principal Telescope Technician Mechanician

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
University of California, Santa Cruz
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Job #52387, Principal Telescope Technician Mechanician


**PLEASE NOTE: Lick Observatory, located on Mount Hamilton, is the worksite for this position and is located 19 miles east of San Jose on Highway 130 at 4,200 feet elevation.**


Year-round residential housing with nominal rent is available for the selected Principal Telescope Technician Mechanician candidate. Residents are responsible for personal utilities costs.


Other benefits to working at UC Santa Cruz include:


• Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans

• UC Retirement Plans

• Group Term Life Insurance

• Legal Insurance

• Pet Insurance

• Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave




UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit.


The IRD for this job is: 05-15-2023




Under the general 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 120-inch Shane Telescope and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving. The incumbent also functions as an electronics technician and mechanician performing assembly, installation, trouble shooting and repair of complex electronic instrumentation and related support equipment.




Budgeted Salary: $35.05 / Hourly

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Apr 29
Application Deadline
2024 May 25