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Staff Technician (Extended Temporary) (Amado, AZ) at University of Arizona

Staff Technician (Extended Temporary) (Amado, AZ)

University of Arizona Luke Air Force Base, AZ (Onsite) Full-Time
Staff Technician (Extended Temporary) (Amado, AZ)

Posting Number

MMT Observatory

Department Website Link

Outside of Tucson


Position Highlights

The MMT Observatory (MMTO), a joint venture of the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking to fill the position of Research Engineering Technician III (Staff Technician). The Observatory operates the 6.5-meter telescope atop the summit of Mt. Hopkins (8550-ft), which is approximately 40 air miles south of Tucson. The MMTO uses state of the art computer controlled electronics in an industrial setting. Additional details about the Observatory, telescope, and associated instrumentation may be found at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Staff Technician (Extended Temporary) (Amado, AZ).

This position is based at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) base camp at 670 Mt. Hopkins Road in Amado. The typical work schedule will be four or five days per week of onsite work. Some projects will also require work at the U of A campus offices located in the Steward Observatory building.

We are seeking a motivated hands-on person with both practical skills and knowledge of industrial best practices to work safely around cranes, forklifts, and other industrial equipment and in mobile aerial work platforms. The ability to fabricate non-structural steel assemblies (brackets, carts, pump mounts, etc.) and strong communication skills are also required.

The successful candidate will provide support for recoating the 6.5m Primary Mirror on the summit of Mt. Hopkins. This support will include modification and repair of existing equipment, deploying process improvements, full scale testing, completing the coating process, and returning the equipment to the FLWO base camp facility.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Fabricate steel weldments for pipe supports, storage racks, and handling equipment.
  • Forklift and overhead crane operation to transport and position aluminization equipment; this includes loading/unloading equipment from enclosed cargo trucks and trailers.
  • Support coating tests at Base Camp facility including operation of vacuum pumps, connection/disconnection of equipment, and process monitoring.
  • Maintain coating equipment, including rough and high vacuum pumps.
  • Communicate with and assist the project manager with solving technical issues.
  • Maintain and contribute to a safe working culture.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to transport/lift up to 25 pound objects, repetitively.
  • Able to work safely above 8000 ft.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Technical associate's degree
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision on complex technical tasks
  • Experience performing complex mechanical installations per engineering direction
  • Experience communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Experience with machine tools such as mills, lathes, etc.
  • Experience or training in use of overhead cranes and forklifts to move large, multi-ton objects
  • Experience or training in use of mobile aerial work platforms and fall protection systems


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Work Calendar

Job Category

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay

Compensation Type
hourly rate


Career Stream and Level

Job Family
Research Engineering

Job Function

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Amanda Percy
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Open Date

Open Until Filled

Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Recommended Skills

  • Aerial Work Platforms
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