Test Facility Lead

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics invites applications for the position of Calibration Engineer who will be responsible for the enhancing, maintaining, and operating our expanding LASP Test facilities.

Job Duties:

The Calibration test facility lead will be responsible for the enhancing, operating and maintaining our expanding LASP Test facilities. The LASP test facilities include four Thermal Vacuum Test chambers, three vacuum bakeout facilities, and another four vacuum optical test facilities that include cryogenic radiometers, vacuum monochromators and a wide range of optical sources ranging from Hollow cathode lamps and Deuterium lamps to Class IV tunable lasers. Other LASP test facilities to be supported by the applicant include a Heliostat, four ambient pressure environmental test chambers, and a Helium recovery system. You will work under the general supervision of the Calibration and Test group manager and may in turn be responsible for the supervision of student assistants.

Required Qualifications:

  • The position requires a B.S./B.A. or higher level degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related science; a general understanding of experimental physics and vacuum systems.
  • 3‐5 years’ experience designing and operating, automating, and supporting vacuum systems. LASP facilities vacuum systems include a variety of vacuum pumps and vacuum system instrumentation: cryopumps, turbo pumps, scroll pumps and roots blowers, pressure gauges and controllers as well as residual gas analyzers and Thermal Quartz Crystal Microbalances ﴾TQCM﴿ and Cryo‐Quartz Crystal Microbalances ﴾CQCMs﴿.
  • Other tasks include supporting LASP and external engineers in implementing their tests and supporting the LASP production process in routine vacuum bakeouts.
  • Applicants with knowledge of programming and software applications such as IDL, Labview,Matlab , and Solidworks are preferred.
  • Experience gained as a student will be considered. This position is open immediately.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 – Cover Letter.

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