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We are looking for a Electronics Specialist. - March 19, 2009, 01:17 PM

The Carnegie Institution of Washington for whom I work for is looking for someone who wants to be in the scientific field! Great place to work! Here is the ad and link to the website.


The Geophysical Laboratory is seeking a qualified electronics specialist for immediate employment at its location on Broad Branch Road in Washington, D.C.
Summary of Duties
Install, maintain, and repair scientific instruments, including electronics and computer interfaces, for the scientific staff. Design and build specialized instrumentation for the staff. Provide support to and resolve related technical problems with the department and at the Broad Branch Road campus. See http://www.gl.ciw.edu/ for a listing of its research programs and facilities.
Specific areas of responsibility
• Instrumentation that was designed and built in-house for controlling temperature and pressure in high-temperature/high-pressure equipment, electron microprobe and sample preparation equipment. Maintain the vacuum systems for instrumentation as needed, and maintain supplies for the sample preparation lab.
• Installation, repair and maintenance of sophisticated electronic equipment. Calibrate and test instruments to meet defined specifications. Test and diagnose faulty equipment. Inspect components of equipment for defects and for accuracy of assembly and installation.
Job requires active knowledge of:
• Electronic diagnostic techniques and equipment including oscilloscopes.
• Electronic theory and practices.
• Procedures, equipment, devices, tools, materials and supplies related to the area of assignment.
• Safety practices and principles related to the job.
• Basic principles of inventory control.
• Troubleshooting and diagnosing problems, inspecting the work of contractors.
• Performing skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work on a variety of scientific instrumentation and disassembling and reassembling equipment for repair.
• Prioritizing work projects and meeting work schedules, tracking expenditures.
• Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with co-workers, supervisors and outside specialists sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Education and Experience
• AA degree or higher in electronics or related technical fields.
• At least two years of experience in this type of work.
• Salary commensurate with experience.
Preferred Attributes
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.
Completed applications (including resumé and contact information for two references) should be submitted to Russell J. Hemley, Director, Geophysical Laboratory, 5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015-1305, USA, or email the applications to dappleby@ciw.edu indicating “Electronics Specialist position” in the subject line. The position is available immediately; applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is hired.

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