Employment Opportunities with Gemini

The Gemini Observatory concept began in the early 1990s when the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada forged a partnership to build a state-of-the-art 8-meter class observatory. With the resources available, the partnership realized it could build twin telescopes and by locating them in both hemispheres, provide complete sky coverage. Thus, the Gemini Observatory Project was born.

Today, the twin 8-meter Gemini telescopes, located on Hawai`i's Mauna Kea and Chile's Cerro Pachon, represent the pinnacle of technology, engineering and scientific exploration. The partnership has grown to include Australia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina and now provides any astronomer from the multi-country partnership with two of the most powerful optical/infrared telescopes to ever gaze skyward.

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*Note: Applications that do not conform to the specific requirements of the position will not be considered.

Recruitment Notice - August 2004

Mechanical Tech Group Mechanical Technician



Current opening for a Mechanical Technician to work on a diverse array of mechanical systems on Mauna Kea. Requires experience maintaining and modifying precision instrumentation mechanisms, telescope hydraulic systems, chilled water systems, HVAC systems, compressed air systems, gaseous helium systems, and large electric motor-driven equipment. Must be able to work at 14,000 ft elevation. Must have clean driving record, valid driver’s license, and ability to drive 4-WD vehicle.

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*How to Apply

Unless otherwise specified: Send current resume with cover letter relating your experience, education and background to the needs of the position, along with the names and contact information of three individuals familiar with your work/credentials/qualifications from whom a reference may be obtained. Including salary requirements is normally required and is appreciated. All applicants must be fluent in English and be able to write, speak and read English fluently. Spanish a plus. All applicants are expected to be computer literate with the ability to use the Internet, e-mail and other applicable software applications. Applications that do not conform to the specific requirements of the position will not be considered.

GEMINI OBSERVATORY, Human Resources Department, 670 N. A`ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720; E-mail: gemini-jobs@gemini.edu; (No phone calls.)

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified women and minorities encouraged to apply.
Operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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