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Planetary Radar Group

Research Intern

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Department of Planetary Radar Group at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) invite applications for the Research Intern position. The intern will participate in the research activities of the planetary radar group of the Arecibo Observatory. The details of the research projects will be tailored based on the level of background knowledge and skills of the successful applicant. This is a paid (stipend) internship position for undergraduate students only (starting year 2 or more).

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: We are looking for a Big Data Program Manager to join the Arecibo Observatory team and build out the next generation of our platform. The ideal candidate will oversee the execution of data management projects, and supervise/lead the team. This includes the implementation of a new cloud-based data management platform at the Arecibo Observatory (AO). The Big Data Program Manager will be tasked with leading the project and being the primary interface between the Observatory and third-party suppliers. This includes developing and managing all aspects of the projects, including supporting personnel, developing project plans, and managing technical risks associated with the implementation. Interface /coordinate with IT teams at AO, UCF, YEI, and NSF to ensure timely completion of program tasks and objectives.

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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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