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Planetary Radar Group

Observatory Senior Scientist and Planetary Radar Lead

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Department of Space and Planetary Radar Division at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning observatory senior scientist and Planetary Radar Lead position. The successful candidate will be part of the Arecibo Observatory science team and will lead the Planetary Radar department. Moreover, it is also expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Education & Public Outreach (E&PO) component of the Arecibo Observatory (AO) facility, supporting the integration of AO with the local and international communities, as well as within UCF.

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Arecibo Software Engineer II

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: The Software Engineer II provides support to the software engineer program by improving scientific analysis pipelines, scripts, and data flows. Support the implementation of a new cloud-based data management storage system at the Arecibo Observatory. Perform cataloging and indexing of data archives, and support new data uploads into the platform.

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Maintenance & Engineering

Certified Electrician

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description:

  • Install, service, repair, inspect and diagnose electrical systems and equipment
  • PMs on electrical equipment per documented procedures, manufacturer’s specifications, and NFPA/NEC standards
  • Thorough understanding of electrical distribution from power plant and main electrical sub-stations to end users
  • Must be capable of working in a maintenance environment
  • Troubleshoot a variety of electrical devices on voltages up to 13,200 volts
  • Responsible for electrical and emergency power systems
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics
  • Troubleshoot and repair motors, motor control centers, VFD's
  • Respond to electrical emergencies after hours on awkward locations and at Telescope suspended Platform 500 feet above ground
  • Provide technical support to the HVAC technicians

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